Pro-life Twitter users voiced their outrage with Montana after residents rejected a measure to protect babies after they are born.
The New York Times reported the measure, known as Referendum 131, would “criminalize health care providers who do not make every effort to save the life of an infant ‘born during an attempted abortion’ or after labor or C-section.”
More than 50% voted “no” while 47.4% voted “yes” with 92% of the votes in.
Anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson tweeted, “I’m horrified that even ONE person would vote in Montana to deny babies healthcare after they’ve already been born. They’re basically saying they want the babies left out to die.”
She added, “We need Jesus to save our nation. Desperately.”
I’m horrified that even ONE person would vote in Montana to deny babies healthcare after they’ve already been born. They’re basically saying they want the babies left out to die.
We need Jesus to save our nation. Desperately.
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) November 10, 2022
I don’t know how to process this. Montana voters were asked whether babies born alive should be given basic human necessities… and 226K people said no. pic.twitter.com/N6XUH67ic3
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) November 10, 2022
Another argued the country “deserve the judgment we will face for our wickedness.”
Montana has voted to let babies die on operating tables if they survive an abortion attempt.
We deserve the judgment we will face for our wickedness. pic.twitter.com/rwYGXtHhha
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) November 10, 2022
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I have no words.
Montana voters rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act that would have required medical professionals to perform lifesaving medical care on infants who survived abortions or were born prematurely.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) November 10, 2022
Montana rejected a ballot measure that would’ve required doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive, after surviving a full-term abortion. Now those babies w lungs breathing, beating hearts, and limb & brain function, must just die.
I AM NAUSEOUS!
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) November 10, 2022
People truly are disgusting https://t.co/hc6XZWvsFV
— Becky McMillian 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@yourminuteisup) November 11, 2022
No one can tell me this is not sinister. The fact that this is something that needs voting on is disgusting. https://t.co/aFJooSS9tP
— Isaias (@josueaceves925) November 10, 2022
The need, the thirst and drive for freedom to kill unborn children and newborn is a mental illness fomented by a culture that is singularly focused on the me and not for thee. https://t.co/8loIwYem6N
— Warrior for USA (@WarriorforUSA) November 10, 2022
So Montana voted to deny medical care to babies who survive an attempted abortion. How much more evil can this country get? We’re running out of rock bottoms here 🥴🥴🥴🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
— Joel Hemingway ✝️🇺🇸 (@joelthemingway) November 10, 2022
223,013 people are going straight to hell in Montana. Imagine voting for a baby that “wasn’t supposed to be born” according to them, slowly die after birth due to lack of medical attention? Whoever voted for this should be put on a list & monitored like the psychopaths they are. https://t.co/UbzWM27S4Q
— Driena Sixto (@DrienaSixto) November 10, 2022
Hillary-Anne Crosby, a spokesperson for the organization Compassion for Montana Families that opposed the measure, issued a statement calling it a “win.”
She explained it “sends a clear message to state leadership: Montanans demand our right to make private health care decisions for ourselves and our families with the help of our trusted medical teams — and without interference from politicians.”
According to The Associated Press, protections for abortion were enshrined by voters into state constitutions in Michigan, California and Vermont.
Frank Cannon, longtime political strategist for Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, told The New York Times the pro-life movement “has to do better. The political element of the pro-life movement has to step up.”
He added, “Without that we are going to be in trouble.”
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