On Friday the House of Representatives did two things – first they passed a bill to temporarily defund Planned Parenthood until Congress could complete an investigation into the company’s nefarious dealings. Secondly, they passed a bill requiring that babies who survive abortions be taken to the hospital.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), states that, “Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care…
If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”
New York Democrat Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) opposes the law, saying that it is ridiculous and that it might actually end up killing children who are too weak to be safely transported to a hospital.
“It may be that the baby is too frail to transport, but along comes this bill and says, we don’t care about the real situation that doctor faces with that infant. We know how to practice medicine in every situation – we in Congress. So we’re going to say it must be brought to the hospital, even if that may kill the child.
It’s just stupid, and that’s why this bill must be opposed – not because it changes the standard of law or has anything to do with born-alive infants, but because it mandates that a child be brought to the hospital where medical care might indicate that that child in that situation should not be brought to the hospital. It may kill children. That’s why we must oppose this bill.”
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