Patty Murray Defends Blocking Bill to Stop Infanticide: It’s “Between a Woman and Her Doctor”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 6, 2019   |   12:43PM   |   Washington, DC

Senator Patty Murray this week objected to a vote on a bill that would stop infanticide and protect babies who are born alive after failed abortions. In a new interview, the senator from Washington State defended her actions.

As LifeNews reported, 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.

As video footage below shows, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.

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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.