Democrats Block Pro-Life Measure That Would Have Protected Babies Who Survived Abortion

Sen. Tim Kaine said, “I support that law, which is still in effect. There is no need for additional federal legislation on this topic.”
Sen. Tim Kaine said, “I support that law, which is still in effect. There is no need for additional federal legislation on this topic.” (REUTERS/Erin Scott)

Senate Democrats have blocked a pro-life bill that would have made it illegal for doctors to refuse medical care to babies who survive abortion. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act threatened prison for medical personnel who allow the death of babies born alive after an attempted abortion. The Senate voted 53 to 44 in favor of the bill, but failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required to pass the measure.

All of the senators currently running as Democratic presidential candidates voted against the bill, sparking outrage from the GOP and even some pointed words from the president himself.

"Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children," President Trump wrote on Twitter. "The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don't mind executing babies AFTER birth ..."

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