Planned Parenthood celebrated infanticide Monday after its allies in the U.S. Senate defeated a bill that would have protected infants born alive after failed abortions.
Demonstrating their loyalty to the billion-dollar abortion industry, Senate Democrats blocked the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act yet again this week. The bill requires abortionists to provide the same basic medical care to an infant born alive after a failed abortion that a doctor would to any other infant born at that stage of pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood called the vote a victory for women’s “reproductive freedom.”
“Today’s NO vote was a vote to protect women and women’s rights to reproductive freedom,” the abortion provider wrote on Twitter. “A YES vote would have criminalized doctors. We trust women, and we trust providers.”
Today’s NO vote was a vote to protect women and women’s rights to reproductive freedom.
A YES vote would have criminalized doctors.
We trust women, and we trust providers.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) February 26, 2019
Abortion activists deceived the public by trying to paint the bill as another attempt to control women’s bodies. The bill has nothing to do with women’s bodies or reproduction, though. Once a baby is born, he or she is their own separate entity. The bill simply requires the same level of medical care for that infant as any other infant born at the same gestational age would receive.
President Donald Trump called out Democrats for their extremism on Monday night, but Planned Parenthood’s president lashed back.
“The Sasse bill is about criminalizing doctors and taking away the right to safe, legal abortion,” Leana Wen responded on Twitter. “At @PPFA, we will always provide health care and fight to protect access to that care. We will fight back with everything we have, @RealDonaldTrump, and we will win because we have truth & the American people on our side.”
Her comments completely twist the matter. Planned Parenthood is not fighting to provide health care; it is fighting to deny health care to infants – viable, living infants.
Wen even used her own infant son to defend infanticide.
As a mother to a one-year old, I am disgusted by @RealDonaldTrump’s lies that aim to stoke fear and division. I know his true intention: to shame women, limit our access to health care, and take away our rights. https://t.co/8JSgPKQmdk
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) February 26, 2019
The bill would expand health care, not limit it. Planned Parenthood lies when it says infants do not survive abortions. Melissa Ohden survived a late-term abortion that was forced on her young, teenage mother. She and other pro-life advocates met with Senators ahead of the vote Monday to plead for protection for babies like herself.
However, the vote failed. The Senate voted 53-44 to move forward with a vote, falling a few votes short of the 60 necessary to overcome pro-abortion Democrats’ filibuster.
Every Republican present voted to end the filibuster, along with Democrats Joe Manchin, Bob Casey and Doug Jones. All other Democrats voted against the bill. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who supports abortion, did not vote. Pro-life Republican Senators Tim Scott and Kevin Cramer were unable to attend the vote due to flight delays but would have voted to support the bill.
Every Democrat senator running for president — Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders — voted to block the bill.