By Dave Andrusko
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, the darling of the pro-abortion community, has vetoed Senate Bill 1600, a bill that would require abortionists to provide “medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment” to any infant born alive.
In a letter sent Thursday to Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen, Hobbs asserted that “The bill is uniformly opposed by the medical community, and interferes with the relationship between a patient and doctor,” adding “It’s simply not the state’s role to make such difficult medical decisions for patients.”
ADF Senior Counsel Denise Burke says had Senate Bill 1600 passed, the bill would have provided legal protection and ensured medical care for “children who survive abortions.”
“Gov. Hobbs has made it clear: She would rather cater to the abortion industry than affirm the basic human rights of vulnerable children,” Burke told Bivian Contreras and Anne Simmons. “Her failure to protect the lives of children once they are outside of the womb is unthinkable and inexcusable.”
According to Rep. Justin Heap, R-Mesa Senate Bill 1600 “comes down to a simple question: If a baby is born alive, even if it is sick or troubled, do we make efforts to try to save that person and treat them with the same dignity we would any other human being in our hospitals, or do we leave them on a table to die?” asked. “It is repellent. It is evil.”
Reporter Howard Fischer quoted House Majority Leader Leo Biasiucci, who
said all this does is conform the treatment of newborns with what is expected elsewhere.
“In what world do we live in if you ever went to the emergency room for any reason, heart attack, stroke, car accident … would we be OK with the doctor saying, ‘You know what? This doesn’t look good. We’re going to let you die,'” he said. “This is exactly the same thing.”
Only one House Democrat, Rep. Lydia Hernandez, voted in favor of the bill.
According to The Sun, Hernandez shared how her sister-in-law pleaded with doctors to save her niece’s life when she was born prematurely because doctors thought she would not survive.
“I held her in the palm of my hand,” Hernandez said. “She survived and is now 18 years old and is a student at Phoenix Union High School,” she said as she joined with Republicans in support.
Senate Bill 1600 “stated that a baby ‘born during the course of an abortion’ will ‘be treated as a legal person under the laws of this state and shall have the same rights to medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment,’” according to Michael Gryboski:
“Any health professional who is present at the time an infant is born alive shall take all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life and health of the infant who is born alive,” continued SB 1600.
“A health professional may not deprive any infant who is born alive, whether or not the infant is likely to survive, of medically appropriate and reasonable medical care or treatment.”