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This is why there cannot be a real difference between before and after birth because the baby was alive before birth and is alive after birth. The whole “viable” thing was just a rationalization of the pro choice industry
originally posted by: proximo
a reply to: carewemust
I just don't see how Trump can lose when this comes up in the debates. He needs to make sure it comes up.
I mean I just can't believe there is enough people ok with this that they would vote in one of these candidates that voted against this bill.
How in the hell do you defend this? When a baby is outside the womb it is no longer by anyone's definition a woman's right to choose, that has to be murder.
originally posted by: B4DA5H
Why are the republicans so outraged over abortion, but don't seem to mind the mass murder of children from school shootings in this country every couple of weeks? I'm confused
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
abortion rights supporters, who note that infanticide is already illegal and argue that Sasse’s bill is actually meant to dissuade doctors from performing late-term abortions in the first place.
I understand and agree. Why do we need more laws about the same thing?
I'm all about less laws myself. So if it's already against the law we don't need the redundancy.
“(1) DEGREE OF CARE REQUIRED; IMMEDIATE ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL.—Any health care practitioner present at the time the child is born alive shall—
“(A) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age; and
“(B) following the exercise of skill, care, and diligence required under subparagraph (A), ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
originally posted by: terrapincb
a reply to: carewemust
just curious, how many of those posting are for capital punishment?
originally posted by: VoiceOfTheEmperor
It's amazing how triggered the right gets. People getting whipped in a frenzy will be glad to know that there's already an open law on the books to protect abortion survivors: H.R.2175 - Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002. It was a bipartisan action too.
Democrats largely voted against the new bill H.R.4712 because it's superfluous and unnecessary, adding new language that would criminalize doctors specifically. (Hint, abortion survivors are already protected, doctors can't kill them legally.)
The new bill also focused on the extremely unlikely scenario that somehow a baby is born during an abortion... just for context:
Source: Fox News
Of the 1.6 million abortions performed in the U.S. each year, 91 percent are performed during the first trimester (12 or fewer weeks' gestation); 9 percent are performed in the second trimester (24 or fewer weeks' gestation); and only about 100 are performed in the third trimester (more than 24 weeks' gestation), approximately .01 percent of all abortions performed.