POTUS and Republicans Sound Off on Senate Dems for ‘Shocking’ Vote to Block ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill

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President Donald Trump, along with other prominent Republicans, is hitting back at Senate Democrats after they blocked the “Born-Alive” bill that would protect babies born after a failed abortion.

The “shocking” block of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has Republicans in fury due to the fact the bill “literally prevents doctors from committing infanticide.”

The president denounced Senate Democrats for voting “against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children.”

“The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth,” President Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday.

“This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”

What is the “Born-Alive” bill?

The “Born-Alive” bill would “prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”

The bill would have fined practitioners and doctors, sentenced them to up to five years in prison, or both if they didn’t “preserve the life and health of the child” and “ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.”

Majority of Democrats vote against, while only a few side with Republicans

The bill received a final vote of 53-44.

As Fox News reported, three Democrats joined in supporting the bill, including Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), while Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) voted against the bill.

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the floor prior to voting, he called the bill “simple.”

“… As any other newborn baby would receive, in any other circumstance, it isn’t about new restrictions on abortion. It isn’t about changing the options available to women. It’s just about recognizing a newborn baby is a newborn baby, period.”

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Prior to voting on Monday, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) urged her fellow colleagues to oppose to “Born-Alive” bill — even calling the medical treatment “inappropriate.”

“This bill intimidates providers and enforces physicians to provide inappropriate medical treatment, even when it’s not in the best interest of the patient or her family,” she said, turning the conversation to an attack on a woman’s decision, rather the importance of the lives of babies born.

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Republicans, however, took up the defense of the sanctity of life and protecting babies who are born after a failed abortion, calling it “unconscionable” and “inhumane” for Democrats to block the bill.

Republicans mirrored the president’s distaste toward Democrats blocking the bill:

As McConnell said, the bill would ensure medical professionals be held the same “ethical and professional responsibility” for the babies born alive, following an attempted abortion. However, it wasn’t enough for Senate Democrats as they blocked the bill.

“… Whatever the circumstances, if that medical professional comes face to face with a baby who has been born alive, they’re looking at a human being with human rights, period,” McConnell said.

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James
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I’m really surprised the Dimwits on the Left did NOT include female genital mutilation in the Bill to appease the Muslim population in the World. Hope we can cure most of this mental sickness with the reelection of DJT in 2020; although being a Leftist is a mental disorder.

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