Republicans Brilliantly Dismantle Arguments of Pro-Abortion Radicals During “Born-Alive Hearing”
By: Mary R
The Republicans in this hearing are right on. We all know what abortion is even if we can’t say it.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled, “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive.”
There was a list of radical pro-abortionists on the witness list advocating for late-term abortion.
These people are trying to pass and, in some cases passing laws that prohibit medical intervention for a baby born alive from an attempted abortion.
Sen. Sasse had an excellent opening argument in which he calls for bi-partisan support for babies born alive from a botched abortion attempt.
Sen. Sasse: “About our shared humanity: In our hearts, each of us knows that every member of our human family ought to be protected.”
“That every baby is born with dignity; for two centuries, American’s have worked relentlessly to extend basic human rights to more and more of our fellow citizens,” Sasse continued.
“And Senator Bernie Sanders and I, two men who don’t agree much in terms of our voting record, do agree about this,” Sasse continues with a recent quote from Sanders saying, “The mark of a great nation is how it treats its most vulnerable people.”
Senator Sasse ends his opening statement with this last great line: “And that’s exactly why we are here today. It’s time to protect these newborn and vulnerable babies.”
We have seen the left become more radical in the past ten years when we bring up the issue of abortion and the mother’s right to choose.
The fact that most often gets brushed to the side or downright forgotten is the fact that we are talking about the dignity of human life.
The act of taking one’s life to make a situation more palatable or livable to another human being in any other context would be considered barbaric or murder.
Sen. Sasse urges his colleagues not to lose sight of why they were there and what they are talking about. He encourages them to remember that they are there to talk about babies. RN Jill Stanek describes her first-hand account taking care of a little boy that was born alive during a botched abortion. She tells the audience that the mother and father wanted nothing to do with him. The nurse on duty was ready to allow the baby to die by himself in the soiled linen closet. THE SOILED LINEN CLOSET. She took the little boy and held him for 45 minutes while the child actively passed away in her arms.
How could anyone choose to ignore this life, and not do anything to help this poor child? After hearing this story, Sen. Ted Cruz used his time to ask pro-late-term-abortionists why they defend this lack of medical intervention. Senator Cruz: “The topic of this hearing should not be the subject of reasonable disagreement. That when one is discussing an infant who has been born, who is alive, who is breathing, who is crying, who is outside the womb. The idea that it would be somehow debatable what to do with that child. That there would be another side politically about whether to kill that child whether to allow that child to live or whether to do everything you can to protect that innocent life. It is a remarkable statement of just how extreme and radical the pro-abortion side of this debate has gotten.”
After Gov. Northam of Virginia said in a radio interview that would allow a woman in labor preparing to deliver a child could kill her baby trying to grasp the breath of life. This is a sitting US Governor! Did we forget that as soon as a child is born alive under US law, medical attention must be given? Patrina Mosely: “While the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act gave us the base recognizing that all infants born alive are persons. We now need to build on that with requirements that healthcare practitioners treat the infant with the same degree of care afforded to any other newborn.”
We should not need any other hearings to take place. We have the law that stipulates that when a baby born alive, whether wanted or not is a person. He/She should be given the same care regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Anything of than appropriate life-saving measures should be considered a violation of their HIPA oath.
Patrina Mosely continues, “It must be made clear that infants born alive are full legal persons under the law and should not be discriminated against because they were born because of the result of an abortion attempt.” It is no accident Sen. Mike Lee says that we list life first in our constitution vowing to protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Living is the most fundamental part of human life should be preserved. It is unbelievable that, as a society, we are so willing to throw life away.