by Countable | 2.19.19
Before the Senate wrapped up its floor work last week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the chamber’s first order of business when it returns from Presidents Day recess will be a vote on a bill to protect infants born alive after attempted abortions.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311), offered by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), would:
Sasse’s bill would go beyond what Congress did in legislation enacted more than a decade and a half ago:
What are the prospects for Sasse’s bill?
Sasse attempted to bring the bill up for a vote by asking unanimous consent earlier this February, but Senate Democrats blocked that effort through Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-WA) objections, who said “we already have laws against infanticide”.
Monday’s vote is on a cloture motion on the motion to proceed, so it will require 60 votes to succeed. While the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act currently has 49 Republican cosponsors it’s unclear whether enough Senate Democrats will support the motion for it to be agreed to.
If it is, the Senate would then debate the bill for up to 30 hours before taking another procedural vote on the motion to proceed, which would then be followed by debate and a likely vote on a cloture motion for the underlying bill before a passage vote could be held.
If it isn't, the Senate will move on to considering a circuit court nomination and will table the abortion debate for later date.
— Eric Revell
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This is just done in order to fire up all these religious hypocrites and base. Do something about the brown children at the border. Prove your not a racist and do something for living children.
Do I have to say to stop killing newborns?! Stop killing newborns!
This matters to me because the baby is human. It would be murder to kill the baby. I can't believe this is even up for discussion. However, as long as it is, I support saving the life. At the same time, I feel that the mother and the baby should be given all the help they need. We are supposed to be the most powerful country on earth. We can surely find support for women and their babies.
Unnecessary legislation designed to further divide our country
If only republicans cared at all about life after birth.
If you let Democrats decide that some class of people are not human, you might be next.
Late term abortions are not performed unless the child will not survive outside the womb and the mother’s life is in danger. These families are going through unimaginable pain. The language used by the Republican Party is intentionally misleading and puts women at risk. If they actually cared about babies they would put forth legislation that ensures healthcare for all children regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. But they don’t actually care about babies they care about controlling women.
There is already a law in place. This is clearly just a symbolic act used to attack women who have abortions, and doctors who conduct them.
Everyone is upset by killing newborn babies, which is not happening. Who is upset about the thousands of living children in ICE custody in one of the nastiest atrocities in US history? This is a cynical political ploy to rile up conservatives who don’t know any facts, but get all emotional when manipulated.
If this was a provable offense I’d agree. However, the only information I find is from Conservative/Evangelical based sites. This is just another reason to divide our country. I can’t imagine any Doctor who would purposely kill an infant. NEVER. This is about moving this country to the religious right.
This is needed because there are infants who survive abortions. When they do, the doctors and nurses often either leave the baby to die in a utility closet or drown them in formaldehyde. Don’t believe that? Search out congressional testimony from Gianna Jesson and Melissa Ohden. Hear it from people who went through it.
Support Life , it’s the most basic right.
PROTECTION AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC “FOURTH TRIMESTER” ABORTION EFFORT I’m in full agreement withMajority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the chamber’s first order of business, when it returns from Presidents Day recess, will be a vote on a bill to protect infants born alive after attempted abortions. The “FORTH TRIMESTER” is basically the idea that the first 3 months of life are very much an extension of life in the womb for baby. Baby has spent 40 weeks (or there abouts!) having her every need attended to. He / She never knew hunger, was always rocked, and could always hear mama’s heartbeat. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👶🏼👧🏻👶🏽👍🏻. 2*19*19..........
This is yet another chance for Republicans to try and hinder a women’s right to choose.
Late term abortions are done for medical reasons when a baby is not going to survive. These babies are going to die, and no amount of medical intervention can save them. Doctors are not gods. Death still happens despite our best efforts, because there are certain things that are still only up to God. This bill sets doctors, nurses, and women up to be prosecuted for things beyond their control. These families are already suffering, don’t make their trauma even worse by adding fear of legal prosecution to their grief.
This is another Repugnacant and Anti-Choice attempt to rile up their base. It is meant to scare and horrify people when it’s real goal is to prime the pump for more restrictions on women’s control of their own bodies.
I support the defense of the defenseless. There has NEVER been even one instance , of a preborn human that had to be aborted to save a mothers life. If you do not wish to parent the child you have carried into the third trimester, put it up for adoption , do not murder it.
If my uterus could fire bullets would Republicans stop regulating it? If my uterus were a corporation would Republicans stop regulating it? The war on drugs increased drug use and drug addition. The war on abortions increases abortion rates. In Western European countries where abortions are easy to access, the abortion rates are three times lower than countries that declare war on abortions. Please review this medical journal article published in the Lancet. Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008 Gilda Sedgh, Susheela Singh, Iqbal H Shah, Elisabeth Åhman, Stanley K Henshaw, Akinrinola Bankole
I find it so very hypocritical and deceitful for those who wail and gnash their teeth over late term abortions (knowing they don't occur unless something is drastically wrong) on the one hand and on the other hand screech that their 2A rights trump human lives. The same people here who castigate and demonize late term abortions are the same people who shrug their shoulders at the idea of calling a National Emergency over the thousands of children (who are already born and alive) that are slaughtered by guns damn near daily. You people are not pro-life. You're pro-hypocrite.
Make SURE those unborn babies are cared for. Please stop this! It's a crime!