S enate The Democrats on Monday defeated the PA's attempt to improve legislation, which would make it clear that babies experiencing abortions should receive medical assistance.
Republicans and lawyers against abortion insisted the bill be voted on so they could put separate senators on the spot on third-quarter abortion. Senators from the Western Bloc strive to put pressure on Democrats to declare whether they think there should be restrictions on abortion after controversial comments that are otherwise revealed by the Democratic Virginia government Ralph Northam.
The legislation did not reach the 60 votes needed to advance the procedural maneuver from 53 to 44. Democrats Bob Casey, Pen., Doug Jones, Ala and Joe Manchin, W. have joined the Republicans in favor of the vote.
Republicans and Democrats talked a lot about each other about the purpose of the bill during a debate before the vote. Senator Ben Sase, R-Neb., Who introduced the bill, said he would prevent doctors from allowing the baby to die, which survived after a failed abortion. Democrats have opposed the fact that the bill will limit what doctors can do after the birth of a baby who has a serious illness and as a result either will not live past or will not survive long.
Senate Senate Chuck Sumer, DN.Y., said in a speech before the vote that the bill would "target, threaten and close reproductive doctors across the country," and "impose requirements on what kind of doctors caring has to provide. "It has always been illegal to harm a newborn," he said. "This bill has nothing to do with it. He called the "politics in the worst" legislation.
Sase opposed the fact that the bill will keep doctors "actively allowing the baby to die", who suffered abortion. "What this bill is doing is trying to secure fundamental rights, equal rights for babies born and surviving outside the womb," he said. Earlier this month, Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., Rejected a proposal to adopt the Law on the Protection of Survivor Living with Unconditional Consent, a procedure that the only Senator may suspend. Murray objected because, she said, the bill is not necessary, as the US already has kidnapping laws. Northampton and Virginia Del Cathy Tran, also a Democrat, said a few weeks ago that they are backing a state law that seems to allow for abortion during childbirth. Later, Tran said she was mistaken when the abortion would be resolved, and Northampton's office later published a statement stating that the governor's comments were improperly characterized and intended to address cases where babies did not would survive after birth due to some other health problem.
Sasse threw comments during a stage debate on Monday, saying Northam's comments were "in a discussion about whether to throw the little baby in the garbage can."
Virginia introduced the abortion law, but other countries, including Illinois and Massachusetts, are considering relaxing the abortion limitations in the third quarter. Supporters of more restricted restrictions say they are meant to deal with circumstances where fetuses have severe medical conditions that would make them unable to survive childbirth, or that would lead to a short, painful life.
The bill, which failed on Monday, would be based on the Child Protection Act 2002, which clarifies that "any member of a homo sapiens child born alive at any stage of development "is" man "for all law. This law aimed to clarify that babies should be protected if they have survived an abortion, and the Sasse bill further specifies what level of care should be taken, including immediate transfer to a hospital.
If this protocol is not met, the abortion doctor will face criminal prosecution. Republicans have reported the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider who has been convicted of killing babies after an abortion attempt, as proof that their account is needed. Democrats and abortion rights groups are opposed to the fact that the doctor has been persecuted and sentenced, which shows that the legal mechanism is already adequate.