Republican Senator Ben Sasse was one of the first to criticize his Democratic colleagues amid a movement over the last 36 hours to support post-birth abortions, also known as fourth-trimester abortions or infanticide.
Earlier this week, governors in New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia each praised efforts in their respective states to legalize third-trimester abortions and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam even told a local radio station that a mother and her physician could jointly decide to abort a child after it was born. Sasse responded to the governor by saying any lawmaker who supports this idea should “get the hell out of public office.”
“In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide,’” Sasse said in response to Northam. “I don’t care what party you’re from — if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office.”
During a speech from the Senate floor, Sasse said: “This is infanticide… This should be so far from any political consideration.”
The Nebraska Senator said he wanted to get Democrats in the Senate on record for whether they support the idea of post-birth abortions.
“This shouldn’t be complicated,” Sasse said, as BizPac Review reports.
“On Monday evening, I’m going to be asking unanimous consent for senators to come to the floor and pass an abortion survivors protection act, an abortion survivors born-alive piece of legislation,” Sasse said. “I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide.”
BizPac Review reports this bill was previously introduced and has more than a third of the legislative body as co-sponsors:
Originally introduced in the Senate two years ago, the landmark piece of legislation has remained stalled despite it benefiting from a whopping 36 cosponsors.
Sasse reportedly reintroduced it earlier this month, saying at the time, “This legislation is an opportunity for Congress to find consensus built on common sense, compassion, science, and a simple fact: every baby deserves a fighting chance at life.”
His push to expedite its passage the through the upper chamber of Congress comes amid an outbreak of startling pro-infanticide rhetoric and actions by the increasingly radical left.
Last week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who purports to be a Catholic, signed into law a piece of legislation that allows an abortion to be carried out even after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
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This week Democrat state delegates in Virginia introduced an even more radical bill, HB2491, that would allow an abortion to be performed for any reason up til the moment a woman gives birth.
And as if that wasn’t bad enough, on Wednesday the state’s Democrat governor, Ralph Northam, appeared to endorse aborting babies after they’re born, which is known as infanticide.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen: the infant would be delivered. the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” he said in support of HB2491 during an interview with a local station.