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Once again, the Senate has rejected a “Born-Alive” bill requiring that babies who survive being aborted receive the same level of medical care as would be given to newborns of the same gestational age.
That’s right. If a living, breathing tiny human manages to survive after being sliced to pieces and forcibly ripped from the mother’s womb, almost all Democratic Senators are totally OK with their little bodies just slowly dying right there in the sink or in the biological waste bin.
BREAKING: 52 senators just voted to protect living, breathing babies who survive an abortion. (60 votes were required to pass)
Requiring medical care for newborn infants shouldn’t be up for debate.
77% of voters agree.
This SHOULD have passed 100-0. pic.twitter.com/jM3n8vYgKV
— Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) February 5, 2021
Democratic senators Joe Manchin and Bob Casey joined their Republican colleagues in a pro-life vote, making 52 votes in favor of the bill, falling short of the 60 votes required. Presumably, the idea of just letting a completely defenseless human infant slowly die on a cold steel medical tray after already surviving a barbaric “procedure” intended to eliminate them simply didn’t sit right with them.
Mind you, under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the deliberate destruction, or even disturbance, of a bald eagle’s egg is punishable by a $5,000 fine and 1 year in prison.
But slice a human baby into chunks and leave the still-living child to slowly die of exposure or trauma, and you’re lauded as an inclusive medical provider.
How disgustingly backward is that?