Before I get into this story too deeply, I do want to point out that three Democrats stood against their party on this vote.
- Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.)
- Doug Jones (Ala.)
- Joe Manchin (W.Va.)
It is good to see that a few still think for themselves.
Here’s the story of Tuesday’s Senate proceedings from National Review:
Forty-one Democratic senators voted this afternoon to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, successfully filibustering the legislation and preventing it from receiving a final vote. The bill would have required doctors to provide standard medical care to newborn infants who survive abortion procedures.
Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the legislation, including three Democrats: Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.), Doug Jones (Ala.), and Joe Manchin (W.Va.). All three also voted for the legislation when it came to the floor last February, though Jones was considered a potential “flip” vote this year, as he is up for reelection this November.
Both Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted for the bill as well, despite the fact that they often break from the Republican Party on legislation that has anything to do with abortion. Last year, Murkowski did not vote on the born-alive bill.
Three senators who are running for president — Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) — did not vote. All three voted against the legislation last February.
Notably, very few Democratic senators took to the floor to deliver remarks explaining their votes against the legislation. Yesterday evening, Senator Steve Daines (R., Mt.), who founded the Senate’s first pro-life caucus, led several Republicans in a colloquy to deliver floor remarks in support of the bill.
“The next bill we will be voting on tomorrow is the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” Daines said, “which mandates that if a baby is born alive following a botched abortion, the doctor must protect that baby and give the same medical care that any other baby would receive. Is that too much to ask for?”
Daines also noted that Americans support legislation to protect infants born under such circumstances, citing a survey last year that found that 77 percent of self-described pro-choice voters believe babies born alive should be medically protected.
Several other Republicans followed Daines’s remarks, including Mike Braun (Ind.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Ben Sasse (Neb.), the born-alive bill’s latest sponsor. But, unlike when the Senate voted on this bill last February, Democrats largely remained silent. Instead of coming to the floor to insist that the legislation was infringing on women’s health care, as they did last year, Democrats cast their “no” votes and sent out statements from their press offices explaining their votes.
The vast majority of Americans who support abortion do not believe in killing babies that are born alive, as the poll mentioned above would indicate.
Though many believe terminating a fetus is not murder. which I believe it is, they are at least sensible enough to know that once the baby is born alive it has rights.
41 Democrat Senators don’t seem to agree with 77% of pro-choice voters.
I am not a math genius, but by time you include pro-life voters that would probably mean these 41 Democrat Senators just stood against 90% of the population, +/-.
- Tucker Carlson Slams Pelosi’s Hypocrisy — ‘A Member Of The Church Of Partial-Birth Abortion’
- POST-BIRTH ABORTIONS! Nurses say newborn babies are killed all the time because women “don’t want them”
- Democrats are Telling Millions of Pro-Lifers to LEAVE the Party
- Employee Tells Michael Bloomberg ‘I’m Pregnant’ — Michael Bloomberg Tells Employee ‘Kill It’
As fate would have it Michael Bloomberg’s mother chose to give him life so that he could stand firmly against the rights of others to be born.
If post-birth abortion is legal, AND NOT MURDER, then I can think of 41 prime candidates for the procedure.