While murdering the pre-born up until the feet are out of the birth canal is still legal, infanticide is off the table (for now).
As tens of thousands gather in Washington, D.C. to stand up against abortion at the March for Life — the single largest annual march for human rights — the House of Representatives announced the passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill saves babies who survive an abortion; instead of being murdered by strangulation or other means, medical professionals are now compelled by federal law to try to save the human life.
As noted by LifeNews, “The bill would amend existing U.S. law to ‘prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.'”
All Republicans voted for final passage, but only six Democrats voted in favor of it.
I’m trying to wrap my mind around why anyone would vote against murdering a live child. But that is the Democrat’s standard policy.
“This bill states simply that if a baby is born after a failed abortion attempt, he or she should be given the same medical care as a baby born any other way,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). “In line with our longstanding commitment to empower women, mothers will never be held criminally accountable. However, doctors who fail to provide medical care to newborns will be held criminally accountable. There is absolutely no ambiguity here. This is about protecting babies who are born and alive, and nobody should be against that.”
Both President Donald Trump, in his historic address, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan praised the passing of the bill to the massive March for Life crowd; Trump, from the White House, and Ryan from the stage.
Health care practitioners present when a child is born alive during an abortion procedure are required, at the risk of fines and imprisonment, to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age” and “ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.”