Senators failed to protect abortion survivors

On Feb. 25, the U.S. Senate failed to pass key pro-life legislation that would have guaranteed medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions. The legislation would have effectively criminalized infanticide nationwide, required abortionists to provide lifesaving care, and ensured the surviving babies get admitted to a hospital.



Although the bill would have passed on a simple majority vote, a large pro-abortion minority in the Senate killed it. Forty-four Democrat senators, including Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, voted against cloture on the motion to proceed for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S.130), effectively killing the lifesaving bill.

It is unthinkable that any U.S. senator would vote to support infanticide and allow medical care to be denied to a living, breathing, helpless human being.

I believe the fetus is a “person” within the language and meaning of the 14th Amendment of our Constitution and deserves defending. Arguing about the validity or interpretation of their oath of office is irrelevant when considering that both Warner and Kaine will certainly be answering to God on this matter.

Deneen Jo Houser Bernard

Spotsylvania

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