Now it’s pro-infanticide. That’s the position of the Progressive-Democratic Party after Party Senators voted—unanimously—to kill a bill that would have outlawed immediately post-birth infanticide.
Senator Ben Sasse’s (R, NE) bill, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, would have required doctors to work to save a baby’s life if an abortion attempt failed and the baby was born alive despite the attempt. All Progressive-Democrat Senators, every single one of them, voted to kill the bill and thereby to let abortion doctors finish killing the baby.
As Sasse put the situation after those Progressive-Democrat Senators had had their way,
I want to ask each and every one of my colleagues whether or not we’re OK with infanticide[.]
On the other hand,
Opponents, noting the rarity of such births and citing laws already making it a crime to kill newborn babies, said the bill was unnecessary.
How cynical. Statistica reports that
There were a total of 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the US in 2017.
Out of a population of some 325 million, that works out to about 0.005%. That’s pretty rare, too. Maybe we don’t need those other anti-murder laws, either.
Never mind that the bill would have been an easy way to reduce the post-failed abortion infanticide rate even further. It still would have been too much like moral work.
Remember this in the fall of 2020.