The Democratic Party just extended “reproductive health,” code for abortions, outside the womb.
Senate Democrats, to include a parade of presidential candidates, voted on Monday to block a measure that would have threatened prison time for doctors who fail to provide life-saving medical care for infants born alive during failed abortions, Fox News reported.
And you can be sure President Donald Trump will make this “shocking” vote a major issue in the 2020 presidential election.
Taking to Twitter, the president stated the obvious, that being who on earth could be against protecting the lives of innocent babies?
“Senate Democrats just voted 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….,” he tweeted.
“This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress,” Trump added in a second tweet. “If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”
The final vote to end Democratic delaying tactics was 53-44, seven votes short of the 60 needed.
Three Democrats voted with Republicans to support the bill — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones of Alabama.
Three Republicans, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina, didn’t vote due to scheduling and/or traveling issues, according to Fox News.
INTENTIONAL KILLING OF CHILD BORN ALIVE.—Whoever intentionally performs or attempts to perform an overt act that kills a child born alive described under (a), shall be punished as under section 1111 of this title for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being. pic.twitter.com/uetCMGcb2Z
— Christian Lamar (@christianllamar) February 26, 2019
More importantly, the prominent Democratic 2020 presidential candidates who voted against the bill: Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Every single one of them just voted to allow a live baby to be left to die if it survives a botched abortion
EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
This is sick
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 26, 2019
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., the chief sponsor of the legislation, appeared on Fox News’ “The Story” after the vote and said the opposition lied “constantly” about the measure, offering “blatant nonsense” like claiming the bill “would end abortion” entirely.
“This is about the most simple thing you can say, which is that a baby is a baby, and they have dignity and worth,” Sasse said. “And it’s not because they’re powerful. It’s because they’re babies. Today is a sad day in the United States Senate.”
March for Life President Jeanne Mancini issued a statement suggesting senators who blocked the bill’s passage should resign.
“Senators who could not bring themselves to vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act should reconsider whether or not they have what it takes to serve,” Mancini said in the release. “Senator Sasse’s common sense bill would merely require doctors to assist a newborn struggling to survive after a failed attempt on her life. Anyone who lacks the basic level of human compassion needed to vote in favor of this should quickly find another job.”
The reaction online was fierce.
Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens was out in front, noting on Sunday that black families are deeply impacted by Democrats supporting free and unfettered abortion.
“The Democrats have slaughtered millions upon millions of black families. THEY TOOK OUR FAMILIES AWAY. I will be the LOUDEST voice against Democrats until our families, self-confidence and potential is restored,” she tweeted.
The Democrats have slaughtered millions upon millions of black families.
THEY TOOK OUR FAMILIES AWAY.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 25, 2019
As for Monday’s vote, former adult film star Jenna Jameson took to Twitter to slam “monster” Democrats for opposing the bill.
“These monster democrats are essentially butchering babies,” Jameson tweeted.
Here are a sampling of other responses, to include actress Patricia Heaton, a devout Catholic and mother of four boys:
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) February 26, 2019
This should scare the hell out of anyone with a conscience. It’s a sick bunch voting no on this. And don’t give me some bull that this is about ”women’s health.” These are babies born alive, you lunatics. https://t.co/AIB0dNxhiA
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) February 26, 2019
Repulsive. Tell me more about how our children are threatened by climate change while voting not to protect children born alive, Senators. https://t.co/ZMFcgTycxn
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 25, 2019
It's a tragic day in America when 44 U.S. Senators refuse to condemn killing babies born alive after botched abortions.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 25, 2019
Polling shows that between 70-80% of Americans are against abortion after 20 weeks (Marist at 71%, Gallup at 81%).
I am going to guess that at least that many are against allowing babies born alive to be killed or left to die.
This vote will be used heavily against Dems in 2020 https://t.co/IlJM80nxaO
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 26, 2019
This is a little shameful for a 1st world country.
If a child is born alive, we don't kill it. We find it a home. https://t.co/QuIsfzWTY3
— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) February 26, 2019
Yep. As one social media user noted about the lawlessness of the Democratic Party, “W]hat the h*ll is going on around here?”
Now the Dems have actually voted to kill live babies!
Where does their lawlessness stop?
1st – Frame a candidate.
2nd – Frame a President.
3rd – Attempt a coup.
Now they want to kill live actual little people.
I’m serious, what the h*ll is going on around here?
— ??AnthemRespect?? (@AnthemRespect) February 26, 2019
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