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WATCH: Warren Confronted Over Infanticide Position: Why Can’t Born-Alive Babies ‘Have Healthcare?’

Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was confronted over her infanticide position during an event in Dubuque, Iowa, on Wednesday.

On Monday, the prominent Democrat went on record as pro-infanticide by voting against Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would mandate that doctors perform medical care on infants born alive due to botched abortions. Only three Senate Democrats voted for the legislation.

After Warren waxed poetic to an Iowa crowd about the importance of healthcare for all, a man attending the event bluntly asked her why infants born alive from botched abortions were denied healthcare.

“What about the babies that survive abortion?” he asked. “How come they can’t have healthcare?”

Warren responded, “Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America.”

“You voted against it,” the man pushed back, referring to her no vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Warren, seemingly looking to skirt the uncomfortable issue in public, stuck to her talking point: “Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America,” she repeated.

This is not what Warren said on Monday when opposing the bill, however.

Taking to Twitter, the Democrat boasted about the bill being blocked and scolded the GOP for infringing on a woman’s right to choose, a common pro-abortion refrain.

“Republican politicians just tried (and failed) again to score political points at the expense of women. Enough,” she wrote. “Women and their doctors should decide what’s best for their health — not the [Senate GOP].”

Senator Sasse drafted the legislation soon after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, endorsed infanticide during a radio interview. He wanted to get his colleagues’ infanticide positon on record.

“I want to ask each and every one of my colleagues whether we’re okay with infanticide,” said Senator Sasse of the legislation. “This language is blunt. I recognize that and it’s too blunt for many people in this body. But frankly, that is what we’re talking about here today. Infanticide is what the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is actually about.”

Sasse continued: “Are we a country that protects babies that are alive, born outside the womb after having survived a botched abortion?” he continued. “That is what this is about. Are we a country that says it’s okay to actively allow that baby to die — which is the current position of federal law? That’s the question before us, plain and simple.”

“Deep down, each of us knows that every member of our human family ought to be protected, and deserves to be cherished and loved. The love we see every day in the eyes of moms and dads for their newborn babies is an inescapable reminder of that fundamental truth. Love is stronger than power,” the senator added.

As noted by Live Action’s Lila Rose, abortionists have been recorded talking about abortion survivors. “Washington, D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo told our undercover investigators that he would make sure babies ‘do not survive’ if they were born alive at his facility,” said Rose in a statement. “A New York abortion worker told our Live Action investigator to ‘flush’ the baby down the toilet or ‘put it in a bag’ if she’s born alive. In Arizona, an abortion worker told us there ‘may be movement’ after the baby is outside of the mother and that they would refuse to provide help and instead let her die. Dr. DeShawn Taylor, former medical director for Planned Parenthood, told a Center for Medical Progress investigator that identifying ‘signs of life’ after a baby survives an abortion is contingent upon ‘who’s in the room.'”

“There is no difference between infanticide and abortion: both kill the same child,” declared the pro-life advocate.