Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was asked during a rally in Dubuque, Iowa why she and other Democrats believe all people in America should have the right to free healthcare, but the unborn do not deserve even the right to life.
BizPac Review reports Warren was addressing the crowd on a universal, single-payer healthcare option when she said: “What we say to each other is if it’s your grandma or it’s you or it’s your niece’s baby, we’re all going to pitch in a few nickels, so we can be there for each other. That is the best of who we are.”
A heckler then asked: “What about the babies that survive abortion — how come they can’t have health care?”
Warren quickly injected, “Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America.”
The heckler hit back at Warren’s decision to vote against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: “But you voted against it.”
Check it out:
As the Daily Caller reports, the Senate failed to pass the bill earlier this week which “would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the ‘same protection of law as any newborn.’”
“Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont—who’s an independent but vying for the Democratic nomination—voted against the bill along with Warren,” the Daily Caller adds.
As Fox News reports, the legislation never saw an actual vote, but defeated by a 53 to 44 vote to end Democratic debate on the legislation. Democrats could have indefinitely debated the legislation so it was dismissed.
Here’s more from Fox News:
Three Democrats joined Republicans to support the bill — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones or Alabama. Three Republicans did not vote, apparently because of scheduling issues and plane flight delays — including Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have required that “any health care practitioner present” at the time of a birth “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.”
The bill, which exempted the mother involved in the birth from prosecution, also would have required practitioners to “ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.” It prescribed a possible term of imprisonment of up to five years for violations, not including penalties for first-degree murder that could have applied.
And, BizPac Review adds:
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“Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America,” Warren replied Wednesday to her heckler.
That was a lie.
“There is no existing federal law enacting an explicit requirement that newborns delivered in the context of abortion be afforded ‘the same degree’ of care that ‘any other child born alive at the same gestational age’ would receive, as this bill would,” National Review notes.
“Only 33 states currently offer some kind of protection for infants born after attempted abortions, and those laws can be repealed; New York’s Reproductive Health Act last month did just that.”