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Right Of Unborn Legislation Advances To Senate

Right Of Unborn Legislation Advances To Senate”

Ben Sasse, R-Neb., that would require those protections.

"Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children", Trump wrote.

"Democrats once again chose to put politics above the safety of newborn babies and voted to block a common sense bill that simply requires doctors to provide medical care to all babies born alive".

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) supported the bill ahead of the vote and called on Democrats to not succumb to the "extreme voices" within their own party.

"But what's frustrating even more than that", Scott said, "is that, in a nation of good conscious, that we would be debating, having a conversation about, a child who was born - sitting there: alive - separated from her mother".

Republicans absent were Sens.

Sen. Ben Sasse, the chief sponsor, said the fierce pushback from pro-choice activists was revealing. They say such births are rare and laws already make it a crime to kill newborn babies.

311, aimed to ensure 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 only three Democrats to vote for the measure were Sens. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Doug Jones of Alabama, joined their Republican colleagues in approving the measure.

With a Democratic House certain to keep any pro-life legislation from making it to the president's desk, the best hope for this week's Senate vote was to find out where everyone in the upper chamber stands on the issue of infanticide. Republicans control the Senate by 53-47.

- Ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) February 26, 2019The @BenSasse bill was created to be a part of Trump's playbook (as an aside: remember when Sasse said he was different from Trump? not so much) to use fake boogeymen (remember the caravan?) to play to people's basest instincts and scare them into hating anyone other than Trump.

"As soon as the ink was dry on the NY abortion protections we started to see conservative policymakers raise issues around abortion later in pregnancy, and those attacks were heightened in the aftermath of the Virginia bill", Nash said.

The U.S.is one of only seven countries that permits abortions past 20 weeks, according to Mr. McConnell.

Given that Donald Trump's pro-life positions drove a substantial portion of his voters to the polls back in 2016, when the controversy about his opponent's position was only about late-term abortion, imagine what his numbers could look like if he's up against a Democrat who voted against banning outright infanticide. In such cases, families sometimes decide they want to induce labor so they can spend time with the infant before it dies. Congress reaffirmed that fact with its passage of the bipartisan Born-Alive Infants Protection Act in 2002. The baby would have to be immediately sent to a hospital. Practitioners who failed to comply would've been subject to fines or imprisonment up to five years, or both. He is running for the Democratic nomination. They will employ a seldom-used tactic, a petition requiring signatures from most House members to succeed.

Despite the rarity, rhetoric surrounding third-trimester abortions reignited after NY passed legislation in January protecting abortions late in pregnancy when a woman's health is endangered.

Coming right on the heels of the NY law, Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam promoted a similar provision in his own state, explaining that if a child is born alive during the procedure, a physician would make the infant comfortable before deciding what to do with him. "The infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother", he said - a statement that many Republicans cast as endorsement of infanticide.



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