By allowing abortions up to the moment of birth, states such as New York have created the possibility of a terrible scenario – a scenario where the baby survives the late-term abortion and is born alive. In order to protect these children from being killed once they are outside the womb, legislation known as the “born alive” bill was introduced. It would have required doctors to do everything in their power to save the life of a baby who survives an abortion procedure. However, this bill was recently voted down by the Senate.
Only three Democratic senators – Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Doug Jones of Alabama – joined Republicans in voting in favor of the bill. Despite holding a majority in the Senate, Republicans fell seven votes short of the sixty needed to pass the bill. While the bill was almost destined to fail in the House, where Democrats hold the majority, it’s still discouraging to see Republicans unable to pass it in the Senate.
Without a bill to protect abortion survivors, doctors are not required to administer care to a baby that is born alive after surviving an abortion attempt. While it is still illegal for doctors to actively attempt to kill a child after they have been born, it is not illegal for them to passively kill the child after birth by refusing to administer care.
Ben Shapiro breaks it down in the video below.
~ Liberty Video News
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