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Sasse Debunks Democratic and Media Lies about His Born-Alive Bill
National Review ^ | February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Desanctis

Posted on 02/25/2020 5:38:18 PM PST by karpov

On the Senate floor this afternoon, Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) set the record straight about his legislation, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which the Senate will vote on later today.

Before Sasse spoke, Democratic senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) came to the floor to propose a Medicaid expansion supported by Democrats, insisting that Republicans were pushing “anti-abortion” legislation while refusing to accept any measures that would help women in need.

Sasse, the lead sponsor of the born-alive bill — which does not limit abortion access but rather requires doctors to provide standard medical care to newborn infants who survive abortion procedures — responded to Durbin on the floor, saying that the Democrat had “obscured” the debate by claiming that it is over “funding maternal health or having anti-abortion legislation.”

“The piece of legislation we’re voting on today, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, is not about abortion,” Sasse said. “The bill we’re voting on doesn’t change anyone’s access to abortion. It doesn’t have anything to do with Roe v. Wade. It is about babies that are already born.”

Sasse noted, too, that CNN reporting this morning described the legislation as having to do with “a fetus that has been born.”

“What the heck is that? It’s another way of saying they don’t want to debate the actual debate we’re having on the floor today,” Sasse said, noting once again that his bill deals with “babies that are born that are outside their mother,” not fetuses.

“What’s actually happening,” he added, “is the senior senator from Illinois is wanting to obscure the debate, because he wants to use euphemisms about choice

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bornalive; durbin; prolife; sasse
Why don't the Republicans bring up the bill again just before Senate recesses prior to the November election, and make the Democrats filibuster in person? Make them explain why there should not be a right to medical care for some newborns.
1 posted on 02/25/2020 5:38:18 PM PST by karpov
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To: karpov

This is why I totally despise that prick Paul Ryan. He had a golden opportunity to do away with all this leftist garbage but wanted to be part of the swamp.


2 posted on 02/25/2020 5:44:42 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: karpov

I don’t think the Senate recesses with a President Trump.

He might appoint someone.


3 posted on 02/25/2020 5:45:21 PM PST by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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