• Why Would Any Legislator Not Want a Newborn Baby to Be Protected?

    Surge Summary: A board-certified OB/GYN has testified before Congress that not only are so-called “late term” abortions carried out often in America, but infants who survive abortion procedures are sometimes left to die as well. We need legislation protecting the newly born victims of this abhorrent practice.

    In the wake of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s startling and unsettling statement last January that seemed to endorse a parent’s right to allow her newborn infant to die, pro-choicers indignantly objected to the implication he and they are supporting infanticide; and insisted to concerned parties that practice was, in fact, not something that is happening in America; and that “late-term” abortions are a negligible issue.

    Now this story breaks …

    Kharen Martinez Murcia/CNSNews.com filing:

    Democrats are continuing to block a House vote on the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962)”. Dr. Kathi Aultman, M.D., has recently offered disturbing testimony on the issue, telling CNSNews.com that, as a society, “we have been so blinded by the abortion rhetoric that now letting babies die after they are born doesn’t seem bad either.”

    What she is describing, of course, is a diabolical phenomenon that has been evident for all of history: evil of any kind, left unchecked, will inevitably progress and expand.

    “The opposition is saying that it [H.R. 962] is an impediment to abortion, which it is not,” Aultman, a board-certified OB/GYN and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told CNSNews.com. “It only deals with a baby that has survived abortion and asks you to treat that baby like you would treat any baby of that same gestational age.”

    The “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” would  “amend Title 18, United States Code, to 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.”

    Flatly stated, the law would require that if a baby manages to live through an attempted abortion he/she would receive immediate, appropriate medical care and admission to a hospital. The abortionist or doctor failing to do this would face criminal penalties.

    In addition, “an individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder,” reads the legislation.  “The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.”

    The law is acknowledging what ought to be – and one time was – conspicuously true. A newborn baby is a newborn human being. The unjustified taking of a human being is murder. Therefore, killing a newborn child is murder.

    Maybe this legislation should be called the “‘Ya Think?” Act”?

    House Republicans, led by GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Pro-Life Caucus Chair Chris Smith (R-N.J.), held a September 12 hearing on this topic. Dr. Aultman charges opposition by the Democratic majority in the House is standing in the way of a vote on this legislation.

    “Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is determined not to let it go to the floor,” Aultman said. “She wouldn’t even give them a hearing room for the hearing. They had to go to the basement.”

    This should not be a partisan issue, she said. There has been a lot of misinformation from the media and the opposition regarding the bill, said Aultman, including the notion that there are not many third-trimester abortions and that babies are unlikely to survive late-term abortions.

    Aultman inf0rmed that 1.3 percent of over 600,000 abortions reported in 2015 were late-term abortions. She notes the actual number is probably significantly higher as states’ reporting is voluntary.

    Aultman added. “They [babies] can survive, they do survive and we have survivors walking around.”

    Democrats justified blocking the bill claiming it would put unnecessary restrictions on the doctors and push them to do “unnecessary” procedures on premature kids. Aultman said that is not the case and explained that the legislation is about granting the same right to wanted and unwanted babies.

    “We shouldn’t even have a bill like that except for the fact that babies are being brought to die,” Aultman said. “That is why that bill is so critical and why people need to contact their congressman and find out if they have they sign the discharge petition [to force a floor vote], and if they haven’t, pressure them to sign it.”

    A previous 2002 measure was signed by President George W. Bush which helped define babies born alive after abortion as persons. But Aultman says it failed to “prevent the babies to die from neglect.”

    “It did not give the abortion industry any guidelines for what is to be done. … This bill [H.R. 962] does, it gives law enforcement and medical providers all a clear guideline of what needs to happen.”

    Memo to “pro-choice” Dems resisting this legislation: if, as you argue, children are rarely born alive in spite of the abortionists’ best(?) efforts, what’s the big deal? Pass this proposal which would protect those few little ones who make it. Otherwise, your staunch opposition to this common sense, basic-decency measure is what, exactly?

    H/T: Kharen Martinez Murcia/CNSNews.com

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