Government data proves that newborn babies are dying every year after surviving abortions in the United States.
Yet, Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to refuse to protect them. In the past year, she has blocked a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act a full 80 times. The bill would require that basic medical care be provided to infants who survive abortions.
On Thursday, Pelosi made it clear what her priorities are when she took time out of her busy schedule to speak at the 50th anniversary celebration for NARAL, a radical pro-abortion group that supports elective abortions up to birth and taxpayer funding for them.
According to the Huffington Post, Pelosi described the current political climate as a “very sad time for our country.” She slammed President Donald Trump, who has taken strong steps to protect the rights of both unborn and born Americans.
“I say this to you with great sorrow and prayerfully, that we are at a place that I hoped we would never be,” the California congresswoman said.
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“We never thought we would see a president take the actions that he has. In fact, I don’t think our Founders ever thought a president would do such a thing,” Pelosi continued.
She also claimed public support is on the side of pro-abortion activists.
“We have won in the court of public opinion, and now we must continue to win in the court of law,” Pelosi said.
But nothing could be further from the truth. Polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortions up to birth and infanticide. And both abortionists and women admit that they abort healthy, viable unborn babies for purely elective reasons.
Trump has spoken out repeatedly against the cruel injustice of infanticide and pro-abortion Democrats’ continued attempts to ignore the problem.
“Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth,” he wrote in February. “This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”
H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, of Missouri, ensures that a baby born alive after a failed or attempted abortion receives the same medical care as any other newborn born at that stage of pregnancy. It would penalize doctors who allow infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn following a failed abortion.
So far, 201 House members have signed on to the bill, including three Democrats — short of the majority necessary to get the bill to the floor for a vote.
Data from just three states indicates that 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions between 2016 and 2018. According to reports from their state health departments, 11 babies were born alive after abortions in Minnesota, 10 in Arizona and 19 in Florida.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as the personal testimonies of nurses and abortion survivors themselves, also provide evidence that babies survive abortions. According to the CDC, at least 143 babies were born alive after abortions between 2003 and 2014 in the U.S., though there likely are more. Many state health departments do not track the number of abortion survivors.
Research by the American Center for Law and Justice estimated the number is much higher, at least 362 between 2001 and 2010.
The problem is very real. Newborn babies are being neglected and dying all across America. And the abortion industry, which profits from their deaths, needs to be held accountable. This is not an issue of women’s bodies. It is a matter of basic human rights for newborn children.
But Pelosi enjoys her political power, in part, because of the abortion industry’s support. So, it’s no surprise that she continues to ignore the plight of vulnerable newborn babies.