Senate Debates Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee is debating a bill that would protect babies who survive abortions.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) sponsored the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

“This hearing is not about overturning Roe v. Wade. In fact, this hearing is not actually about limiting access to abortion at all,” he said, according to CBN. “This hearing isn’t a debate about third-trimester, or second-trimester, or first-trimester abortion. This hearing is about making sure that every newborn baby has a fighting chance—whether she’s born in a labor and delivery ward or whether she’s born in an abortion clinic.”

But this is not the first time that the Senate has voted on this bill. As Christian Headlines previously reported, last year, Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in an interview on late-term abortions, “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

The comment sparked a firestorm, accusing the governor of infanticide. A spokesperson for the governor later responded, saying that his comments were “absolutely not” a reference to infanticide and instead were “focused on the tragic and extremely rare case in which a woman with a nonviable pregnancy or severe fetal abnormalities went into labor.”

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Source: Christian Headlines