It’s a sad day in America when folks in Congress actually have to fight to pass a bill that prevents the murder of babies outside of the womb, but here we are, wading through the moral degeneracy of a godless generation.
Last month Senate Democrats blocked a previous attempt by Sen. Ben Sasse to have the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed, which would’ve mandated that doctors would have to keep babies alive who survived the abortion process rather than allowing them to die.
Only three Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin, Bob Casey Jr., and Doug Jones — voted in favor of the legislation. It was defeated by a count of 53-44. It needed seven more votes to pass.
House Republicans are picking themselves off and are ready to keep fighting on this issue.
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Tuesday morning, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced that a discharge petition for the bill, which failed in the Senate, will be filed on April 2. The catch? It’ll have to be signed by a majority of House members to get the bill to the floor.
With the current House makeup, that will require all Republicans and 20 Democrats to sign the petition.
Right now, there are currently three vacancies in the House. With 197 House Republicans, the magic number for a majority is 417, instead of the 418 required under normal circumstances. That leaves Republicans with a lot of ground to cover.
When the House voted on another major pro-life bill last session, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, just three Democrats broke ranks to vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks at the federal level: Reps. Dan Lipinkski, D-Ill., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn.
???????? BREAKING → I’ll be filing a discharge petition on @RepAnnWagner's Born Alive bill on April 2nd. This petition will bypass Nancy Pelosi & force a vote on the floor to #EndInfanticide if a majority of members sign on. Tell your representative to sign this petition! #LetUsVote
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 26, 2019
Now there’s very little chance of this legislation passing due to the fact Republicans are a minority in the House, but that’s not likely the point of the bill in the first place.
What Republicans are doing is exercising a bit of strategic thinking and preparing for the 2020 election. See, the vote on this bill will put it down on record that House Democrats voted against a mandate to protect children born alive during an abortion, which is tantamount to supporting child murder.
This will not bode well for these individuals when they come up for reelection and it will be used against them at every opportunity.
This could help conservatives retake the House and if that happens, this measure will definitely pass. Let’s hope it works.
Source: Daily Wire