On March 3, 2015, Democrats on a Colorado state House panel defeated a pro-life bill — HB 1112: Born Alive Infant Protection Act — that would ensure babies who survive failed abortions receive appropriate medical care and protection.
That means those Democrats, like Barack and Michelle Obama, favor INFANTICIDE.
Steven Ertelt reports for LifeNews that in a party-line vote of 7 Democrats v. 6 Republicans, the Colorado House’s Public Health Care and Human Services Committee killed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, HB 1112.
Leading pro-abortion groups NARAL and Planned Parenthood encouraged the Democrats on the panel to reject the bill, by claiming babies are not born alive after abortions in Colorado.
That is a lie.
In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recorded 1,298 cases of infant death in the U.S. due to “Other perinatal conditions,” which includes ICD-10 category P96.4, death subsequent to a failed “termination of pregnancy.” Put in simpler English, that means babies had been born alive after “botched” abortions, but were left alone in a room, to slowly die from starvation and neglect.
“If passed, HB 1112 would have required abortionists to provide medical care for a child born alive during a failed abortion. Currently in Colorado, there are no state requirements instructing an abortionist to provide any type of medical attention to the infant,” says Sarah Zagorski of Colorado Citizens for Life. “It is incredibly disappointing that members of the Committee failed to pass this common-sense bill that would protect infants who survive failed abortions. The infants that would have been protected under HB 1112 are viable babies in the second and third trimester of pregnancy and deserve the highest quality medical care possible.:
In the United States, 30 states have laws similar to HB 1112 and the legislation has received bipartisan support.
In 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law a federal version of this pro-life legislation, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (PBABA). That is the same bill that when he was an Illinois State senator, Barack Obama had thrice voted against. Imagine how heartless and soul-less he must be to vote again and again for infanticide.
If you live in Colorado, please contact your representative and if they opposed the legislation, let them know you are disappointed that they voted against protecting innocent infants. Additionally, if your representative voted in favor of the bill please call and thank them for defending life.
Here are the bad guys – the 7 members of the Colorado House committee, all Democrats, who voted in favor of infanticide by voting against HB 1112:
- Rep. Dianne Primavera, Chair (D-23) – Email: [email protected]; Phone: 303-866-4667
- Rep. Jonathan Singer, Vice-Chair (D-11) – [email protected]ate.co.us; 303-866-2780
- Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-32) – [email protected]; 303-866-2964
- Rep. Jessie Danielson (D-24) – [email protected]; 303-866-5522
- Rep. Max Tyler (D-23) – [email protected]; 303-866-2951
- Rep. Joann Ginal (D-52) – [email protected]; 303-866-4569
- Rep. Jovan Melton (D-41) - [email protected]; 303-866-2919
Here are the good guys — the 6 Colorado House committee members, all Republicans, who voted in favor of HB 1112:
- Rep. Kathleen Conti (R-38): [email protected]; 303-866-2953
- Rep. Janak Joshi (R-16): [email protected]; 303-866-2937
- Rep. Lang Sias (R-27): [email protected]; 303-866-2962
- Rep. Justin Everett (R-22): [email protected]; 303-866-2927
- Rep. Lois Landgraf (R-21): [email protected]; 303-866-2946
- Rep. JoAnn Windholz (R-30): [email protected]; 303-866-2945
Note that the good guys are all Republicans, which contradicts the assertion that Republicans are just as bad as Democrats. (See Kelleigh’s post, “Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right, Part 1.”) That may be true at the national level in Congress (and even here, it’s a gross and unfair over-generalization), but it is certainly not true at the state and local level.
Those who insist Republicans are just as evil as Democrats must answer this question:
Since the U.S. political and electoral system is structurally set up as an effective two-party system, and since the historical record is that third party movements are signally unsuccessful, what are we to do?
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.