On Monday, Senator Ben Sasse brought up the Born-Alive Act for vote on the Senate floor. This bill would basically protect babies who are born alive from botched abortions from being killed or left to die by the doctor. Unfortunately, the bill was blocked after failing to break the filibuster. The voting tally was 53-44. To be real with you guys, I was sick to my stomach when I read about this. I can’t fathom that this would be considered a partisan controversial issue, I just don’t understand. I’m going to give my full thoughts on this, but first, here is the democratic response.
So, you would think that, after reading the bill, that everyone would be behind it, because it does nothing to restrict abortion. In fact, back in 2002, the Senate a similar bill unanimously, meaning everyone voted to pass it, which makes sense. This past bill however, it did not break the filibuster solely due to 44 Democrats voting against, which is utterly insane. While the bill does nothing to restrict abortion, that didn’t stop the left from twisting to make it about abortion. Here is a tweet from the garbage group known as NARAL.
BREAKING: The Senate has voted down Senator Sasse’s extremist, anti-science bill that attempted to inflict medically unnecessary restrictions on clinics, spread dangerous anti-choice lies, and threaten healthcare providers with jail time. #ProtectProviders – @NARAL
“Anti-science”? I’m sorry but what? I honestly don’t understand this logic. How is trying to save a baby who survived an abortion “anti-science”? Short answer, it isn’t, they’re just trying to make an excuse for supporting infanticide. The media of course has been awful at this, as they always are. Here is a piece from Politico titled Senate defeats anti-abortion bill, as GOP tries to jam Dems by Alice Miranda Ollstein. Here is what it says.
The Senate on Monday rejected a bill making it a felony for a doctor to harm or neglect an infant who survives an “attempted abortion,” part of a Republican effort to squeeze Democrats ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Now we have a phrase to add to the “Republicans pounce” thing, and that is “Republicans Squeeze”.
The vote split mainly along party lines, 53-44. Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Doug Jones of Alabama and Joe Manchin of West Virginia crossed the aisle to vote for it; no Republicans broke ranks. Sixty votes are required for the bill to advance.
“Evidently the far left is no longer convinced that all babies are created equal,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
And he is clearly right about this.
Ahead of the vote, the bill’s Republican sponsors and outside anti-abortion groups lobbying for its passage made it clear that the intent of Monday’s vote was to undermine the growing pool of Senate Democrats running for president.
In a speech just before the vote, bill author Sen. Ben Sasse quoted campaign stump speeches by Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and independent Bernie Sanders vowing to look out for society’s “voiceless and vulnerable” and accused them of hypocrisy for opposing his bill’s regulations for the care of newborns.
“Was that all just clap track for the campaign trail and for soundbites? Or do people mean the stuff that they say around here?” he said of his colleagues with White House aspirations.
Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group closely allied with Hill Republicans and the Trump administration, said Monday that it was “watching this vote closely to see whether leading Democratic candidates for president in 2020 will go on the record for or against infanticide.”
“This bill is important in itself but it‘s also important as a setup for the coming election, where there will be a stark contrast between the president of the United States and any one of the Democratic nominees,” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in an interview. She stood just outside the Senate chamber lobbying senators as they entered to cast their votes.
Sanders, Harris, Warren, Booker and Gillibrand all voted against the measure. Sherrod Brown, another Democratic senator exploring a White House bid, complained to POLITICO that the vote was held in bad faith.
Keep this in mind people. All of the democratic senators who are running for President voted against this bill.
“This is pure Mitch McConnell. It’s all aimed at keeping his base in line, while the president grows increasingly unpopular,” the Ohio Democrat said. “We’re not doing infrastructure, we’re not doing health care. We’re not doing anything that matters to help our country. It’s just votes on abortion and other kinds of divisive votes he’s going to bring.”
“This bill is not about protecting infants, as Republicans have claimed — because that is not up for debate and it is already the law,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). “This bill is government interference in women’s health care, in families’ lives, and in medicine on steroids.”
What in the world does this have to do with women’s health? The baby is already out of the womb. This is all utterly disgusting, and speaks volumes about what the Democrats truly think on this issue.
You may have noticed that the topic of abortion has been in the headlines a lot lately. Well, this is mainly due to how radical Democrats have become on it. Over the past couple of months or so, several States have passed legislation that legalizes abortion up to point of birth for absolutely any reason. Just in past couple weeks, Vermont passed this very bill. Here is what it says.
How disgusting!? How repulsive!? These people have absolutely zero value for life and solely due to the fact that they drifted so far from God that they make up their own rules on what is right and wrong. I have no other words to use to describe them other than, evil. The democratic party has become a party of evil.
I honestly don’t where we will be going from here. The Democrats have become so radical that I doubt they will come back from it. I hope that people will start waking up to this and fight as best as they can to stop this. Fortunately, the American opinion on abortion has shifted dramatically to the pro life side and that’s thanks to everyone who has fought very hard to protect the unborn. My hope is that eventually everyone will get behind the pro life position and thus we can completely outlaw abortion.