As LifeNews reported yesterday, Democrat Senator Patty Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. The legislation would prohibit leaving babies to die without medical care if they are born alive after a failed abortion.
The vote would come after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide on a radio show last week.
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on Monday on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions to help determine whether Senate Democrats support infanticide. Murray’s objection prevented a vote.
But, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, before the objection was made, promised Senate Democrats that they would be coming to the senate floor to vote on infanticide. He pledged not to let them off the hook.
“What could be more unanimous than this: That what medical professionals owe every single newborn American citizen, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, is attention and care — not neglect, and certainly not violence,” the Republican leader said.
“If they do inexplicably block Sen. Sasse’s effort,” McConnell added, “I can assure them that this will not be the last time we try to ensure that all newborns are afforded this fundamental legal protection.”