Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) argued on the House floor that taking babies who survive an abortion procedure to the hospital “endangers” the baby.
When you thought Democrats couldn’t get any more disgusting in their defense of abortion, their argument bewilders anyone with a moral compass.
They’d prefer the newborn child to die on the table rather than save the baby’s life.
Rep. Nadler stated:
“The problem with this bill is not that it makes anything , its not that it provides any new protection for infants. The problem with this bill is it endangers some infants in saying that infant must immediately be brought to the hospital. Where depending on the circumstances that may be the right thing to do for the health and survival of that infant. Or it may not. That is the problem with this bill. It directs and mandates a certain medical care which may not be appropriate which may endanger the life of the infant.”
Jerrold Nadler says it's "dangerous" to take babies who survive abortions to the hospital.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) January 11, 2023
Nadler made this reprehensible argument in opposition of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also made this claim on the House floor after Republican leaders brought the bill forward for debate.
“[This bill] requires immediately taking a struggling baby to a hospital,” she said.
“That hospital could be hours away and could be detrimental to the life of that baby. This is nothing more than part of the effort to make abortion illegal nationally in this country. I object, and I urge a no vote.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL): "[The bill] requires immediately taking a struggling baby to a hospital. That hospital could be hours away and could be detrimental to the life of that baby." pic.twitter.com/gsw9atN06u
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 11, 2023
Life News reported:
The bill does not ban abortions. It just makes sure that babies who survive abortions receive proper medical care. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of babies survive abortions every year in the United States, but protections for these infants are limited.
The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require that babies who survive abortions receive the same medical attention that would be given to any other baby born at the same gestational age. The bill also would punish doctors who allow newborns to die or intentionally kill them after a failed abortion.
U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, is the lead sponsor of the bill. She told LifeNews that her legislation provides common-sense protections for innocent children who survive procedures that were supposed to kill them.
“All children should have the right to receive lifesaving care, especially those who survive an abortion,” Wagner told LifeNews. “[It] will ensure all babies receive the essential care they need at an incredibly vulnerable moment. It pains me that this fight has to be fought at all, but medical care for babies should not be a partisan issue. Now, with Republicans in the Majority, the House will finally take action and vote to protect the fundamental right to life.”
The bill is similar to one that pro-abortion former Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked 80 times when she ran the U.S. House.
On Wednesday, the House voted 220-210 in favor of the bill.
The 210 ‘no’ votes all came from Democrats.
BREAKING : 210 Democrats vote against bill requiring medical care for babies born alive after abortion attempthttps://t.co/IoEkQvmzPE
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 11, 2023
Via Fox News:
Nearly every House Democrat on Wednesday voted against legislation that would require immediate medical attention for babies who are born alive after an attempt was made to abort them.
The House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which says any infant born alive after an attempted abortion is a “legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States.” Doctors would be required to care for those infants as a “reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive.”
The bill passed 220-210, and all 210 of the “no” votes came from Democrats. Only one Democrat voted for the bill — Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas — and one other Democrat, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, voted “present.”