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I believe that abortion is infanticide. Perhaps technically a child needs to be born to be an infant, but I don’t see a discontinuity between a living human being in the womb and a living human being outside the womb. We are all in a continuum from conception to aged death, from the inception of life to our last breath.
But I acknowledge there is a linguistic precision between a fetus and an infant.
So once a fetus has exited the womb and becomes an infant, it would be proper to say that killing the infant is certainly infanticide. Could anyone in this day and age have the ethics to allow the killing of a born infant?
The answer to that is a resounding yes! 210 Democrats voted to kill a born infant, a living infant that has survived an abortion attempt. 210 Democrats support infanticide.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires that, when a baby is born alive following an abortion, health care practitioners must exercise the same degree of professional skill and care that would be offered to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
The child is alive. It will have moving arms and legs, may try to let out a cry, and certainly express some sort of distress. Can anyone with a human heart not try to save its life?
The Democrats and like-minded people expect—no stipulate through law—that such an infant be allowed to die. What does it mean “allowed to die”? It means to just leave it without the comfort and nutrition that any natural parent would provide to any infant. Would an infant not born of an abortion, fully healthy, live very long if it were not cared for? Of course not.
There is no difference between an infant born of a botched abortion and one born wanted by his or her parents.
To allow a newborn to die is infanticide. It is no different than the ancient pagans who left their unwanted infants in the forest to die. Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life, condemned those that voted against it.
“The pro-abortion Democrats, on the other hand, can no longer hide their extremism. The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has nothing to do with abortion, other than calling for life-saving care for newborns who survive this brutal procedure. It’s a life-saving bill, but not an abortion restriction. Democrats voted against it. They voted against saving the lives of the most vulnerable,” he told LifeNews.
Mind you, even the pro-abortion Republicans voted to save the lives of the born alive. This was a strict party-line vote with only two Democrats voting for saving the infants. It passed 220-210, only to be abandoned in the Democrat-controlled Senate or vetoed by our pro-abortion Democrat president.Published in