The Senate voted on Monday to block the consideration of whether another measure that would punish any physician who is not able to provide medical care to a child who was born alive after an abortion attempt.
All except the three Democrats voted against a procedural petition for the Law on the Protection of Victims of Pregnancy, which was denied in life; This requires 60 votes. The final count of votes was 53 in favor and 44 against.
The bill requires that a health worker "exercise the same level of professional skills, care and diligence in order to preserve life and health of the child" as he or "any other child who was born alive in the same gestational age age". The bill includes criminal penalties, the right to a civil case for an injured mother, and a compulsory reporting requirement for other health professionals.
Opponents of the bill
The leader of the Senate majority, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Tried to put Democratic candidates and 2020 Democrats. in particular, on the record on this issue, following recent comments made by Virginia Robert Northam (D). McConnell also plans to vote in the coming weeks on Green New Deal Climate Change legislation, as it rejected the democrats as extreme.
In remarks on the Senate floor before Monday's vote, McConnell described this measure as "simple Democrats," as he claimed, "believing that the right of newborns to life may depend on the circumstances of their birth."
where they will take clues about these moral issues. On the one hand, there are some extreme voices that have decided that some newborns are more accessible than others. On the other hand, it's the rest of the country, "McConnell said.
The House Republican Group, headed by Kevin McCarthy (California), went through the Capitol to the Senate. for his colleagues in another ward.
President Trump targeting Democrats after the vote. "Democrats in the Senate simply voted against the law to prevent the killing of newborn children. The democrats' position with abortion is now so extreme that they do not deny the performance of children after birth, "Trump wrote in a Twitter message. "This will be mentioned as one of the most shocking voices in the history of Congress. If there is one thing that we all have to agree to, it protects the lives of innocent children. "
Most Republican proponents of the bill say that new legislation at the state level, which seeks to eliminate barriers to late abortions, requires federal action. Senator Ben Sace (R-Neb.), Author of the bill, described it as a "prohibition of the baby", which aims to protect innocent infants.
"I want to ask each of my colleagues or not – in order with virginity," said Sass on Monday at the Senate floor, "It's very stupid for many people in this body, but frankly, we are talking about it today we say … Are we a country that protects the children who are alive, born after the mother after experiencing an unsuccessful abortion? "
But this characteristic was angered by supporters of abortion rights that indicate that children the killings are already illegal and argue that the Sassier bill actually means
"We must call today's voice from what he is: a direct assault on the health and the rights of women, "Leana Wen, President of the Paternity Federation of America, said in a statement." This legislation is based on a lie and campaign of misinformation aimed at humiliating women and criminalizing doctors for practice that does not exist in medicine or reality. "
Several medical groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Association of Medical Women and the American Public Health Association, also publicly opposed the bill, stating a recent letter to senators that it "represents a dangerous government intrusion into private decisions about healthcare & # 39; I".
Three Democrats – Sens. P. Casey Jr. (Pa.), Joe Manchin III (V.Va.) and Doug Jones (Al.) – joined all the Republicans present at the support of this event.
All announced Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 – Sens. Kirsten Jillibrand (New York), Cory Booker (New Jersey), Kamala D. Harris (California), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) And Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – voted "no" . 19659020] The Republican impetus to go through these bites explores the efforts in New York and Virginia to reject the restrictions on late abortions, which represent a small number of hundreds of thousands of abortions in the United States every year. Such abortions, as experts say, are usually caused by concerns about a healthy mother or fetal abnormalities.
According to the statistics of the Centers for the control and prevention of diseases, 1.3% of abortions in 2015 were performed at 21 weeks of pregnancy or later. About 91 percent occurred before the 13th week of pregnancy.
The issue was moved to a national debate when Northham discussed in the January radio interview what would happen if the child was born after an unsuccessful abortion attempt. "The baby will be resuscitated if this is what my mom and I wanted, and then there will be a discussion between doctors and mother," he said, "a statement many Republicans give in support of virginity.
who said in a statement on the state of the Union that Northam "essentially claimed that he would complete a child after birth." Since then, Republicans have tried and failed to get a bill similar to Sasuke, adopted in chambers controlled by Democrats. Meanwhile, McConnell had planned that an important time in the Senate would put time to consolidate the Democrats in this House.
In response, democratic legislators have made an aggressive and often annoying case that children are already illegal and that they are "born alive"
Sen. Patti Murray (D-Wash.) Described the bill on Monday as "obviously an anti-doctor, anti-woman and anti-family."
"This does not have the place to become a law. Her supporters claim that it will do something illegal that is already illegal," Murray said in the Senate floor, adding that the legislation "will do nothing but help the Republicans in advancing Its purpose is to deprive women of their constitutionally protected rights. "