Democrat Murray blocks infanticide bill

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The following is from a Feb. 4 story on the Daily Signal.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blocked Monday night Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s push to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act by unanimous consent.

“We’re actually talking about babies that have been born,” Sasse, who represents Nebraska, said in a Senate floor speech Monday. “The only debate on the floor tonight is about infanticide.”

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act states 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” and would require health care professionals to care for the child and take the child to a hospital.

“We have laws against infanticide in this country. This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object,” said Murray, per The Hill.

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When speaking about the need for legislation, Sasse mentioned Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, who is now under fire following the discovery of his medical school yearbook page including a picture featuring two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan costume. Northam suggested support for infanticide last week, telling radio station WTOP, “The infant would be kept comfortable. 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.”

“The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act prohibits exactly the kind of infanticide that Gov. Northam was endorsing. That’s it. That’s what the legislation is about,” Sasse said on in his remarks. “It’s based on the simple idea that every baby deserves a fighting chance.”

Other Republican senators joined Sasse in supporting the legislation.

“This legislation should not be controversial. In fact, what is most remarkable here is the fact that outlawing the murder of the innocent—in the first moments of life—is even controversial among many members of this body,” said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

“What could be more unanimous than this: That what medical professionals owe every single newborn American citizen, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, is attention and care — not neglect, and certainly not violence,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

“If they do inexplicably block Sen. Sasse’s effort,” McConnell added, “I can assure them that this will not be the last time we try to ensure that all newborns are afforded this fundamental legal protection.”

The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act has 40 sponsors currently, all Republican senators.

Comments

  1. Deacon Craig Anderson says:

    And, she publicly identifies herself as a Catholic! How long will our bishops continue to refuse to consider excommunication for infanticide and genocide? These politicians tout being good “Catholics” for political reasons and continue to betray Christ and the vulnerable. What the bishops have been doing for a generation has not worked. Maybe it’s time to try something different.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We have laws against infanticide already. The suggestion that none exist is untrue.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why are babies getting killed in Abortion Clinics? I thought you said that there are laws against that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly how much infanticide is happenning at Abortion Clinics? I bet not that many. I bet it only happens in rare and tragic circustances. Why are women (and men) getting killed simply by crossing the street? Why don’t we have more and more laws outlawing pedestrian-cide? I be there are more pedestrians killed at intersections than infants at abortion clinics.

      • Anonymous says:

        The purpose of abortion clinics is to kill babies. Plenty of babies get killed there. It should not be legal to kill babies. The Supreme Court said that it is a ok to kill babies. Therefore, laws against killing babies have been struck down.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guess what, there already are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born-Alive_Infants_Protection_Act is just one of them!

  4. Elizabeth T. says:

    I wished she lived in the Spokane diocese, Bishop Daly whom is a true shepherd is not allowing any of the Priests to give Our Lord to politicians who are so public in their pro-abortion votes!!!!!!

  5. helen wheels says:

    i hate politicians who get elected
    solely on the basis of their good looks

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