Senate Democrats Block Vote on Pro-Life Bill to Save Babies From Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 22, 2020   |   5:52PM   |   Washington, DC

Senate Democrats today blocked a vote on a bill to save unborn babies from being killed in more abortions using the dangerous abortion pill that feminist want increasingly sold by mail to increase abortions.

Today, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Mississippi Republican, went to the floor of the U.S. Senate to ask for unanimous consent to vote on the Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act of 2019 (S.3072).

But pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) opposed the legislation and refused to allow a vote on it.

Because of the dangers associated with the abortion pill mifepristone, the Food and Drug Administration has applied Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). REMS are safety strategies and protocols in place to manage the dangers associated with the drug.

In 2019, Senator Hyde-Smith introduced the Support and Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act of 2019 to prevent changes in the labeling—such as removing REMS—for already-approved abortion drugs, to prevent abortionists from prescribing abortion drugs remotely, by mail, or by telemedicine, and to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from approving new chemical abortion drugs.

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Leading pro-life groups were disappointed but not surprised that Democrats would block a bill to protect innocent children.

“We thank Senator Hyde-Smith for her determination to protect women and their unborn children,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Sadly, pro-abortion members of the Senate are more interested in following the dictates of pro-abortion groups than in protecting women and their unborn babies.”

“Abortion-inducing drugs are used to take the life of an innocent child and they place the mother’s life at risk,” said Tobias. “Senator Hyde-Smith’s bill would save lives, but pro-abortion Senators don’t care.”