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West Virginia House Passes Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions
Life News ^ | January 15, 2020 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger

Posted on 01/15/2020 9:31:37 PM PST by Morgana

West Virginia lawmakers are advancing a bill to protect babies who survive abortions from infanticide.

The West Virginia House Health approved the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, or House Bill 4007, in a voice vote, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Democrat Del. Danielle Walker opposed the bill. Lawmakers on Wednesday voted 93-5 in favor of the measure and it now moves to the Senate.

The legislation would require abortionists to provide reasonable medical care to a baby who survives an abortion.

It requires physicians to “exercise the same degree of reasonable medical judgment to preserve the life and health of the child as a physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age; and to ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.”

Though babies’ survivals have been called “imaginary” and protections for them unnecessary, state health data indicates that at least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions between 2016 and 2018.

The 40 known abortion survivors were documented in just three states, meaning their likely are many more. According to the state health data, 11 babies were born alive after botched abortions in Minnesota, 10 in Arizona and 19 in Florida.

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as the personal testimonies of nurses and abortion survivors themselves, also provide evidence that babies survive abortions. According to the CDC, at least 143 babies were born alive after botched abortions between 2003 and 2014 in the U.S., though there may be more.

Research by the American Center for Law and Justice estimated the number is much higher, at least 362 between 2001 and 2010.

Despite the strong need for protections for babies who survive abortions, Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate blocked a federal Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act almost 100 times in 2019.

Currently, about 18 states do not have laws to protect abortion survivors from infanticide. Some states never have passed laws to protect abortion survivors, while at least two others, New York and Illinois, repealed their laws requiring medical care for infants who survive abortions.

In 2019, Texas passed a law strengthening protections for infants who survive abortions. The state legislatures in Montana, North Carolina and Wisconsin did as well; however, their Democratic governors vetoed the legislation. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers argued that the legislation was “not a productive use of time.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: abortion; infanticide; medicareforall; obamacare; prolife; westvirgina

1 posted on 01/15/2020 9:31:37 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana
It’s almost funny that the argument is come this far OK so the baby is born , it’s out of the womb , and we still think we should be able to kill it The evil democrat types that think this way truly know not how evil they are The only thing I would say to them is “ I’ll put a baby in front of you and you kill it” And Lord knows if they even had the thought or any motion toward that I would stop them COLD 🥶
2 posted on 01/15/2020 9:34:56 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guv mint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: Truthoverpower

You’d also be shocked how many are born alive from abortion. They just leave them to die. This is an abortion clinic not a neo natal unit after all.

Remember Kermit Gosnell? He was not the only one, he was just a drop in the sea.


3 posted on 01/15/2020 9:49:15 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
I don't know what happened to this world. Normal women are naturally protective of babies and children. It is the way women are formed, the way God molded them, when he breathed life into them.

But what happened? Now I think many women are bigger ghouls than any man. It is mostly city girls. If you live in flyover country women love babies. It is every high school girl's dream to have a baby and start a family. What could be more normal?
 

4 posted on 01/15/2020 10:03:17 PM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (Guide me, O thou great redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land.)
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To: Morgana

BUMP!


5 posted on 01/15/2020 10:11:53 PM PST by Freedom56v2
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To: Morgana

The fact that we have to have states pass these kind of laws is a total travesty to humans and Christians in particular. I have no words for how bad this must make the lord feel and I’m not particularly religious. Just a believer.


6 posted on 01/15/2020 10:32:17 PM PST by Equine1952 ((You can die on your feet or live down on your knees. You can not do both. Freedom Is not Free))
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To: Morgana

Abortion survivors are bad PR. The pro abortion people can’t stand seeing a happy, successful adult who survived an abortion. It doesn’t fit their narrative.


7 posted on 01/17/2020 6:32:06 AM PST by robel
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