May 13, 2021

Senate Democrats take down attempt to protect abortion survivors

One would like to think that protecting human life transcends political expediency, no contest.

But that’s apparently not the case, as Senate Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to politics over the sanctity of life this week after voting against legislation that would prevent the effective murder of children born alive after a failed abortion attempt, according to the National Catholic Register. 

The legislation, known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, was introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and would have required physicians to attempt to provide life-saving care to newborns that survived an abortion attempt.

The Nebraska Republican attempted to insert it into a recent budget resolution but it was ultimately shot down by every sitting Democratic senator aside from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).

In order for the amendment to be included in the budget resolution, Sasse needed 60 votes. He fell shy of that by eight votes, in a 52-48 decision in the upper chamber.

Aside from everyday Americans who believe in providing emergency care to an infant who just survived an attempt on its life, pro-life groups expressed their frustration and anger that such a measure can’t get the proper support that it deserves.

“Appalled that this didn’t pass. Thank you @Sen_JoeManchin & @SenBobCasey for voting pro-life. There’s nothing Democratic about denying medical care to newborn survivors of abortion,” tweeted left-leaning pro-life group Democrats For Life.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Sasse has attempted to bring the bill to life every year since 2015, but has never been able to take the bill all the way due to a lack of support from the left. In this year’s attempt, the bill received four votes of support less than last year.

It’s somewhat surprising that Sasse can’t garner more support from Democrats on the issue — which is markedly different than the typical abortion fights — as a poll on the issue revealed that some 70 percent of Democrats supported the idea, given the extreme circumstances involved.

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