On Tuesday, Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that would have required clinics and hospitals to provide basic medical treatment to infants born alive after failed abortions. Democrats tried to position the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act as a radical assault on the bodily autonomy of women and an intrusion of the government into medical decisions, but it was nothing of the sort. Read the text of the bill right here. Despite the histrionics and claims from Democrats like Senator Gillibrand’s that the legislation would “harm women,” all the act would have done is prohibit abortionists from leaving infant children to die painful and unnecessary deaths after they’ve already been born.
There is no “clump of cells” dodge available here. The humans in question are infant children, fully developed, living, breathing, and outside of the womb. Democrats have now declared that even they should not have any legal protections. Even they can be discarded like trash.
As always, the pro-infanticide Democrats have the full support of the media. CNN, with no hint of irony, actually called babies born after abortions “fetuses,” and distinguished them from “newborn babies.” According to CNN, a newborn baby is a child that is born alive on purpose because his mother wants him. A child that is born alive accidentally because the mother doesn’t want him is still just a fetus. The humanity of a baby, even outside of the womb, depends entirely on his mother’s desires.
It will be argued that this bill was unnecessary because babies so rarely manage to survive abortions. Well, if that’s true, why oppose it? And why claim that it is an attack on women’s rights? But, of course, it’s not true. Hundreds of children have died after surviving abortion attempts. The current laws did not protect these victims. Abortionists may not be able to legally execute infants born alive — though Kermit Gosnell did exactly that for decades before he was caught — but they can refuse to provide basic medical treatment to save the child’s life. And that’s exactly what has happened hundreds of times, and will now continue to happen, thanks to senate Democrats.
It should be noted that Democrats also today blocked a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Babies at that stage can feel pain. At 22 weeks, they can survive outside the womb. Nobody is surprised by this move but it again underscores the point that the Democrat Party is, at this point, nothing more than a whore of the abortion industry. It is morally corrupted and evil to its core, an enemy of life and dignity.