Monday evening (02/25/19), the United States Senate voted in majority favor (53-44) of legislation that would protect the lives of babies born-alive during a failed abortion procedure. Shockingly, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act didn’t gain the 60 votes necessary to overcome the filibuster initiated by Democrat senators.
This proposed legislation came on the heels of the firestorm surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who publicly defended Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran's bill that would legalize abortion to point of birth. Northam went a step further though, saying that mothers and physicians should be able to have conversations about whether babies born-alive during botched abortions should be left to die or not. This is infanticide. The silence from the Democratic party following Kathy Tran’s proposed legislation and Northam’s public comments on infanticide has been deafening.