By Dave Andrusko
A vice president, like Mike Pence, of a very pro-life administration, led by President Donald Trump, is not going to miss the opportunity to slam Senate Democrats for their ghastly decision to prevent a vote intended to stop infanticide.
And that’s exactly what Mr. Pence did this morning in a powerful speech delivered at the annual meeting of CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, held at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland.
Just four days ago, with only three exceptions, Senate Democrats blocked action on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Pro-lifers will not soon forget that 60 votes were required to “invoke cloture,” but only 53 supportive votes were cast.
Nor will they forget (as Ed Mechmann of the Archdiocese of New York put it) that “Everyone understood that this was not just a procedural vote, but was really a substantive vote on the bill itself. So a ‘yes’ vote was to ban infanticide, and a ‘no’ vote was against it.”
In 2019, 44 senators voted against banning infanticide.
The Vice President began by calling for his audience that
Since the first days of this administration, President Donald Trump has stood without apology for the sanctity of human life. In one of his very first acts, the President reinstated the Mexico City Policy, preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortion or abortion providers around the world. And here at home, President Trump signed a law to allow all 50 states to defund Planned Parenthood.
Life is winning in America once again.
The Vice President Pence transitioned to what’s happening not only in Congress but, unfortunately, in some states where Democrats wield power:
But for all the progress we’re making at the very moment that more Americans than ever before are embracing the right to life, leading members of the Democratic Party are embracing a radical agenda of abortion on demand.
In state legislatures across the country, Democrats have endorsed late-term abortion. The Democrat governor of Virginia openly defends infanticide. And just four short days ago Democrats in the Senate, including every Democratic senator running for president, voted against a bill that would prevent newborn babies who survived failed abortions from being killed.
You know, I’ve long believed that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirmed, the disabled, and the unborn.
With Democrats standing for late-term abortion, infanticide, and a culture of death, I promise you this President, this party, and this movement will always stand for the unborn. We will always defend the unalienable right to life.
What a frightful thought. All but three Senate Democrats refused to draw a line at neglecting to treat babies who survive abortions with the same—no more, no less—care they would any other baby of a similar gestation age.
Worse yet, if possible, all Senate Democrats running for President in 2020 voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts .
This may play well with party “activists,” but for the rest of humanity, their vote was a disgrace.
You can watch the Vice President’s remarks here.