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Calvin Freiburger : Feb 14, 2019 : LifeSiteNews.com
(Washington, DC)—[Lifesitenews.com] Democrats in the House of Representatives on Monday evening blocked another vote on legislation to guarantee medical care for newborns who survive attempted abortions, marking the fifth instance in the House and the sixth overall. (Photo: Pixabay)
Currently, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act defines infants who survive abortions as “human beings,” “persons,” “individuals,” and “children” with all the rights those terms entail, but doesn’t mandate specific treatment for them. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would supplement it by specifically requiring abortionists to get such babies to hospitals.
The bill was reintroduced in the current Congress in response to an interview in which Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam defended the prospect of letting a disabled or “non-viable” infant die after a failed abortion attempt, for which he later said he had no regrets.
Democrats have blocked multiple attempts to hold votes on the bill, with Monday marking the fourth in the House. Last week Democrat Sen. Patty Murray of Washington blocked an attempt in the Senate, as well. Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana made the fifth attempt to get a vote on the bill Wednesday afternoon…
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