On Monday afternoon, the United States Senate took up Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born Alive Abortion Protection bill. The bill provided protections for babies who survive a botched abortion.
"Picture a baby, that's already been born, gasping for air. That's the only thing that today's vote is actually about. Nothing in this bill touches abortion access." @SenSasse #bornalive pic.twitter.com/kBkTc1W1gA
— FRC (@FRCdc) February 25, 2019
.@senatemajldr McConnell brings Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to floor for consideration and a roll call vote.
"All baby girls and boys who are born alive, all of them, have their right to life respected and receive medical care that they need. pic.twitter.com/pOkHWGLk9H
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 25, 2019
However, needing 60 votes to pass the proposed bill, it failed to pass out of the Senate. Instead, the bill failed by a 53-44 vote.
By a vote of 53-44, the Senate has failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) February 25, 2019
All Republicans voted for the bill except Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who did not vote on the measure.
According to National Review, only three members of the Democratic senators were able to cross over and actually vote to protect babies that survived abortions:
- Joe Manchin – West Virginia
- Doug Jones – Alabama
- Bob Casey Jr. – Pennsylvania
ALL just voted "NO" against MEDICAL CARE FOR BABIES WHO SURVIVE ABORTION.
Infants. Babies crying for help. By default, they voted for infanticide.
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— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) February 25, 2019
The Democratic Party has really become a party obsessed with abortion and as they showed Monday, that even extends to infanticide.
Tonight, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It’s unconscionable & inhumane that some in our country, especially members of Congress, are unwilling to take a stand and support the lives of newborns who survive an abortion attempt.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) February 25, 2019
Tonight Senate Democrats defeated a bill that would require abortion doctors to give life-saving care to babies born alive during abortions. This is a grave injustice. But the pro-life movement will keep fighting until our society recognizes & protects every human being.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) February 25, 2019
Tonight’s vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act shows how Dems are beholden to the extremists in their party. Voting against this bill was tantamount to supporting infanticide and it’s truly sad to see from so many Senate Democrats.
My full statement below: pic.twitter.com/IUNn9ECbtk
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) February 25, 2019
It is no surprise that today Senate Democrats voted in opposition to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. I cosponsored @SenSasse’s bill as this is common-sense legislation that would have protected the lives of newborn babies from infanticide, saving millions.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 25, 2019