The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act failed to pass the Senate by a vote of 53-44. The bill, brought forward by Ben Sasse of Nebraska, would have required doctors to provide the same medical care for an infant who survived abortion, as they would provide to an infant who was born normally at that same gestational age. In other words, the bill would have treated the surviving infant as a normal birth and the doctors would have provided medical care as normal.
Democrats were not interested in saving babies who were being aborted by their mother, so they voted no. Only three Democratic senators voted yes on this, and they are Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Doug Jones from Alabama.
The rest of the Democrats, including all six senators running for president in 2020, have voted no. Those senators running for president are Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren. They didn't have a fighting chance to win the presidency, and voting no to save infants could have pushed even more Democrats and moderates away from them when it comes to voting.
It should be noted that three Republicans did not vote, based on a report by the National Review. They are "Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Tim Scott (S.C.). According to their communications directors, both Cramer and Scott missed the vote due to flight delays."
Democrat senators stated during debates that this was basically an attack on women's health-care options. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, who was once accused of looking the other way as a Democratic senator forced intercourse on a hairdresser, stated: “That is the actual intent of this bill, reducing access to safe abortion care would threaten the health of women in Hawaii.”
However, that's not true.
National Review reported that "nothing in the legislation forces doctors to provide any particular treatment to infants; it merely requires that they provide medical treatment. It mandates that doctors “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age."
Democrats used "women's health care" as their excuse to say no to a Republican bill that could have saved lives.
This was a very sad moment in the Senate and children who survive abortion might now be put to sleep like a dog thanks to Democrats.