Top Republican Says Democrats are Supporting “Murder” By Denying Care to Babies Who Survive Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 9, 2019   |   4:36PM   |   Washington, DC

A top Republican in Congress says Democrats are supporting murder because they are refusing to allow a vote on a bill that will provide life-saving medical care and treatment to babies who survive abortions.

This is perhaps the first time the number two Republican in the House of Representatives has gone beyond talking about how Democrats support infanticide — to say that they literally support murder. Watch the video below to see Congressman Steve Scalise’s response to a question from CNS News:

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, asked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.): “The Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act says that a baby who survives an abortion must receive immediate medical care and be admitted to a hospital. Do you believe that denying such care constitutes infanticide?”

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McCarthy deferred to Minority Whip Scalise who has been spearheading the drive to get a House vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act.

Scalise said,  “Well, first of all, when you look at what New York ushered in, the law that allows for infanticide – literally, I mean, it’s murder.”

“To me, if a baby is born alive outside the womb, we’re not even having a discussion on abortion anymore,” he said. “We’re having a discussion about whether a human being has the ability to live or can someone can kill that baby?”

Scalise continued, “It should be murder if they kill that baby, and so, infanticide. And so, we’re pushing to get a vote on this bill to give protection to every baby who is born alive.”

Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continued to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

House Democrats refused a vote on the bill for the 30th time — reading the same statement they have read the previous 29 occasions that claims there is no bipartisan agreement to bring the bill up for a vote. Despite the claim, Republican leaders have repeatedly asked Pelosi and top Democrats to reach an agreement for the bill to receive a vote.

This is the 32nd time in total that Congressional Democrats thwarted an attempt by Republicans to vote on a bill that would provide medical care and treatment for babies who provide survived failed abortions — 30 times in the House and twice in the Senate.

Rep.Ralph Norman, a South Carolina Republican, offered the unanimous consent request to allow a vote on the anti-infanticide bill but Democrats, as shown below, ruled it out of order. As they have done numerous times, after Democrats denied his request to vote on the bill, they cut off Congressman Norman’s microphone so he could not object to their denying a vote.

After his request was blocked, he tweeted: “For a party that’s so bold about being pro-abortion, the Democratic leadership is certainly doing all they can to protect their members from the repercussions of that position.”

Last week, Republican Whip Steve Scalise and Representative Ann Wagner moved forward with a discharge petition to force Speaker Pelosi to schedule a vote. That’s a petition any member of Congress can sign to allow legislation to move out of committee and to the House floor when the party controlling Congress refuses to allow a vote on it.

So far, 199 members have signed on, including three Democrats.

The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. And doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health and women admit having abortions on healthy babies.

And a new poll finds a massive 17 percent shift in the pro-life direction after Democrats have pushed abortions up to birth and infanticide nationally.

H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), ensures that a baby born alive after a failed or attempted abortion receives the same medical care as any other newborn. It would also penalize doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn following a failed abortion.

Every single Democrat in the Senate who is running for president voted against a bill that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who are born alive after botched abortions. That includes Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar.

While they all voted to support infanticide, President Trump spoke out against infanticide in two tweets saying that it’s nothing short of “executing” babies to let them die after failed abortions.

ACTION: Contact members of Congress and urge them to sign the Discharge Petition to bring the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote.