On Monday, February 25th, the United States Senate will be voting on legislation brought forth by Nebraska Representative, Ben Sasse. The Bill he is presenting is the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” It will protect babies that are born alive after an attempted abortion, requiring doctors and nurses to do whatever possible to ensure the baby lives.
Just a few weeks ago New York state legalized abortions up to the moment of birth. This included the possibility of allowing the infant to die of starvation or exposure if it is born alive. Additional states, such as Vermont and Rhode Island, are seeking to pass similar laws. These laws have exposed many in the Democrat party for the extremists they are. All across the nation, regardless of political affiliation, they are being ridiculed for supporting infanticide.
According to a survey done by You.Gov and Americans United for Life (AUL), 79% of the 1,145 adults surveyed opposed third-trimester abortions. This survey was conducted two weeks after New York legalized abortion up to birth. These findings seem to be in line with a Gallup poll conducted May 1-10, 2018 which found that 81% of Americans oppose third-trimester abortions.
Unless you believe that 79-81% of Americans are Republican, it must be acknowledged that many Independent and Democrat voters oppose late-term abortions. If Democrats do not vote in favor of the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” they run the very real risk of alienating a great number of supporters or potential supporters. This is magnified by the fact each Senator’s vote will be public knowledge, forcing Democrats that run on a more moderate platform to be outed as extremists. It would be strategically wise for Democrats to show some heart, even if it is only an act, and support this Bill.
If you would like to show your support for this Bill, you can use this link to urge your state senators to vote in favor of the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.”