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JUST IN: The Vote Just Failed In the Senate

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The Senate on Monday failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Monday.

Senator Ted Cruz
It is no surprise that today Senate Democrats voted in opposition to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. I cosponsored @SenSasse’s bill as this is common-sense legislation that would have protected the lives of newborn babies from infanticide, saving millions.

As reported by lifesitenews.com

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The United States Senate voted 53-44 Monday evening in favor of legislation to guarantee medical care to babies who survive botched abortions, but failed to reach the 60 votes necessary for the bill to overcome the current filibuster rules and pass.

Originally introduced in 2015 and proposed in the current session in response to comments by Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam defending the prospect of letting a disabled or “non-viable” infant die after a failed abortion attempt, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require abortionists to provide medical care for such babies. Under the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, babies who survive abortions are recognized as human beings with human rights, but how specifically to handle them isn’t defined.

“Public officials, at all levels and in every party, should be able to condemn infanticide and come to the defense of the weakest members of our society,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who re-introduced the bill’s Senate version, wrote Monday in a Fox News op-ed. “Recognizing the equality of every person shouldn’t be a cheap campaign line. It is a core American promise. My colleagues know this. They have attested to it eloquently and powerfully in recent weeks. Now is the time to make good on those promises.”

Steve Daines (R., Mont.): “We are not here to debate abortion. That is not what this bill is about . . . We are here today to decide whether or not it should be legal in the U.S. to kill or neglect an infant who has been born alive after a botched abortion.”

— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) February 25, 2019

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