Democrats filibuster "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" in the Senate
voted this afternoon to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, successfully #filibustering
the legislation and preventing it from receiving a final vote. The bill would have required doctors to #provide
Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the legislation, including three #Democrats
: Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.), Doug Jones (Ala.), and Joe Manchin (W.Va.). All three also voted for the legislation when it came to the floor last February, though Jones was considered a potential “flip” vote this year, as he is up for reelection this November.
Both Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted for the bill as well, despite the fact that they often break from the Republican Party on legislation that has anything to do with abortion. Last year, Murkowski did not vote on the born-alive bill.
Three senators who are running for president — #BernieSanders
(I., Vt.), #AmyKlobuchar
(D., Minn.), and #ElizabethWarren
(D., Mass.) — did not vote. All three voted against the legislation last February.
Notably, very few Democratic senators took to the floor to deliver remarks explaining their votes against the legislation. Yesterday evening, Senator Steve Daines (R., Mt.), who founded the #Senate’s
first pro-life caucus, led several Republicans in a colloquy to deliver #floor
remarks in support of the bill.
“The next bill we will be voting on tomorrow is the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” Daines said, “which mandates that if a #baby
is born #alive
following a botched abortion, the doctor must #protect
that baby and give the same medical care that any other baby would receive. Is that too much to ask for?”
Daines also noted that #Americans
legislation to protect infants born under such circumstances, citing a #survey
last year that found that 77 percent of self-described pro-choice voters
believe babies born alive should be medically protected...https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/born-alive-abortion-survivors-protection-act-fails-in-the-senate/