“You can either stand with Governor Northam for infanticide, or you can protect the most vulnerable among us”—Sen. Steve Daines

Editor’s note. Yesterday we posted excerpts from four pro-life Republican senators who spoke Monday in support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. S. 130 received 53 votes, but 60 votes were required to move the bill forward (in the jargon, “invoke cloture”). With a meager three exceptions, all Democrats voted against a measure that …

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Infanticide: Between a Woman and Her Doctor?

By Right to Life of Michigan During the 1996 partial-birth abortion debate, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer said babies don’t receive human rights until they come home from the hospital. Monday night, 44 U.S. Senators affirmed that as their position on when life begins. That list includes our two Michigan senators, Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow. …

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Rep. Reschenthaler Fights to Protect Abortion Survivors, Stop Infanticide

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) furthered Republican efforts to force a vote on H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which protects babies born alive after failed abortions. This marks the seventh time Democrats have said no to protecting these children and stopping infanticide. “This should not be a partisan issue. It is …

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“It’s a discussion worth having”: the born-alive abortion survivor and “fourth trimester abortion”

By Dave Andrusko We have now reached the countdown stage. There are only four more days before the Senate is scheduled to vote whether to proceed (“invoke cloture”) on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. As we come closer to Monday, let’s ponder what a refusal to allow a vote on whether to treat abortion …

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Infanticide becomes justifiable

By Wesley J. Smith Fr. Richard John Neuhaus wrote that bioethicists “professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on the way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as unexceptionable.” After the events of the last few weeks, the same could be said of liberal politicians. Infanticide was once “unthinkable.” …

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Tucker blasts pro-abort for dodging VA Gov’s infanticide comments: ‘I think less of you’

By Calvin Freiburger January 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson devoted his opening monologue [last] Wednesday evening to Virginia Democrats’ apparent support for infanticide, leading to a firey exchange with a pro-abortion guest who refused to answer questions about the scandal. Video went viral this week from a subcommittee hearing in …

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National Right to Life Praises Sen. Sasse’s Call for Action on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today praised Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) for taking to the Senate floor to call for passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130). If enacted, the bill would extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during an abortion. “Pro-abortion Democrats who …

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Late-Term Abortion and Infanticide: Defending the Indefensible

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I recall an incident that occurred when I was working as a journalist for the mainstream media. A woman from the pro-abortion lobbying group known as NARAL led a gaggle of reporters to believe that late-term abortions only occurred to save mothers’ lives. Later, a national …

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The Pagan Logic of Infanticide

Autonomy over Human Dignity By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Among the pagan practices vanquished by early Christians was infanticide. As Christianity fades in the West, so do our defenses against infanticide in all its grisly forms. Since its beginning, the pro-life movement has argued that the logic that justified abortion-on-demand could, at some point, …

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Abortion and the willingness to countenance idea of infanticide

By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Among the pagan practices vanquished by early Christians was infanticide. As Christianity fades in the West, so do our defenses against infanticide in all its grisly forms. Since its beginning, the pro-life movement has argued that the logic that justified abortion-on-demand could, at some point, be also used to …

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Uh-oh! Infanticide is back

Why not? asks bioethicist in leading journal By Michael Cook Arguments which frame infanticide as a moral option have plunged bioethicists into hot water in recent years. In 2012, two bioethicists argued in a leading journal that a foetus and a new-born infant are only potential persons without any interests. Therefore the interests of those …

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