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Title: Democrats Highlight Race, Downplay Need For Infanticide Legislation At Born-Alive Hearing
Post by: mystery-ak on February 11, 2020, 06:53:04 PM

Mary Margaret Olohan
Social Issues Reporter
February 11, 2020 3:54 PM ET


    Democrats highlighted race and downplayed the need for infanticide legislation at a Tuesday hearing.
    A born-alive act would require doctors to provide care for babies born alive after botched abortions.
    “It ought to be against the law, and it is,” Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said.

Democratic lawmakers highlighted race and downplayed the need for infanticide legislation at a Tuesday hearing on a bill protecting infants born alive after botched abortions.

Lawmakers gathered Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Republican-led legislation that would require doctors to provide care to babies who survive abortions.

Republican lawmakers, led by Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, emphasized the need for this legislation in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing; however, Democratic lawmakers focused on infant mortality rates and racial biases in health care while suggesting that Republican lawmakers were pushing the bill out of anti-abortion bias.

“It’s pretty straightforward. Babies ought to get the care they deserve,” Sasse told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“This is about love. Love is stronger than power, and we will pass this bill,” he said.

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