But 177 representatives do not think that killing a baby that was born alive should be defined as murder.
How do you get away with murder? You say it is between a doctor and a patient.
I’m not writing about abortion. Yes, that too is murder. I’m writing about babies who are born alive.
I am responding to this sickening headline at CNS News: “177 House Members Vote Against Bill That Makes Killing a Born Baby Murder.”
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 248 to 177 on Friday afternoon to approve a bill that would give a born baby who survives an abortion the same protection under the law as “any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care.”
Under the bill, the Congressional Research Service explained in its official summary of the legislation, “An individual who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive is subject to criminal prosecution for murder.”
The bill would also “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.”
Five Democrats voted for the bill, and all 177 votes against it were cast by Democratic members. One member, Rep. John Garamendi (D.-Calif.), voted present, and eight members, including three Republicans and five Democrats did not vote.
So those 177 representatives know exactly what they are doing. They were voting to preserve the murders that take place all the time.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney spoke against the bill on the House floor.
“I stand in strong opposition to this punitive and intrusive bill,” she said.
“This is politics at its most manipulative and politics that should never be permitted to come between a patient and her doctor,” she said.
“This bill attempts to criminalize legal medical care and punish millions of women by rolling back reproductive choices. It wages a kind of guerilla warfare against Roe v. Wade by threatening doctors with jail time for providing care to their patients.”
So, when we call pro-abortionists “baby killers,” we aren’t even saying anything they disagree with, even if they disagree that abortion is murder. They really do want to allow doctors and mothers to kill babies. They fight for that right.