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    Senate fails to pass bill protecting infants surviving abortion

    Updated: February 25, 2019 at 6:47 pm EST  See Comments

    Today, the United States Senate voted on an anti-infanticide bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation needed 60 votes to pass, and it failed by a vote of 53 in favor and 44 against.  The bill stated that “if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”

    The 2002 Born Alive Infants Protection Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush, established that any child born alive — even as the result of an abortion — is to be legally considered a “person”, “human being,” “child”, and “individual” in federal law. However, that law contained no penalties for those who choose not to follow it. Senator Sasse’s bill included penalties for abortionists who break the law, including a fine and/or imprisonment for up to five years.

    The bill would also have allowed a woman to take legal action against an abortionist who breaks this law. The bill states that any child who accidentally survives an abortion must be treated with “the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age” and would make certain that “the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.” In addition, the bill requires the mandatory reporting of violations. READ MORE

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    Darlene
    Darlene

    We must vote out all democrats. They are all prochoice. It’s time to get serious about this evilness. Republicans are pro life.. Thats the only… Read more »

    Lkatt
    Lkatt

    Where is the roll call? Everyone needs to know how their senators voted. Thanks

    Carol
    Carol

    this is 100% wrong! May God forgive these people and help them see what they are doing!

    Terry M
    Terry M

    We are watching our elected representatives take us down the path to God’s judgement upon this country. It seems that no matter what the majority… Read more »

    Mike
    Mike

    We are writing our own ticket to destruction.

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