Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) ripped into his Democratic colleagues on Tuesday after they voted to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
The common sense legislation would have mandated that doctors provide medical care to newborn babies who survive abortion attempts. All but four Democrats voted against the bill, blocking it.
“In a nation of good conscience, that we would be debating… a child who is born, sitting there alive, separated from her mother — and that there would be a question of whether or not that child should be able to continue to live,” Scott said in disbelief.
Scott went on to point out that the legislation was initiated by comments by Democrats in Virginia and New York, including Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam who seemingly endorsed a form of infanticide.
“This is common sense, this is human decency,” Scott said. “This is not an issue of being pro-life or pro-choice, this is being pro-child, which we all should be.”
Scott also said he has spoken to hundreds of constituents, both pro-life and pro-choice, and there has never been a question about protecting life after the baby is out of the womb.
“There was no disagreement on the issue of infanticide,” he said. “There was one thing that was in common: the value of life.”
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While Democrats will tell the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is "extreme," the text of the bill is clear.
"This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital," the bill states.
Who could possibly be against that? Democrats, apparently.
Good luck with that in 2020, Democrats.