Dems Melt Down Over Abortion Survivors Bill

Senior Democratic politicians criticized the Republicans who supported the “extreme” Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Twitter immediately after the House passed it, which mandates that physicians give treatment for children born alive after a botched abortion.

Among others who answered were former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, and Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Today, instead of joining Democrats to condemn all political violence, [House Republicans] chose to push their extreme anti-choice agenda. Democrats believe everyone deserves the freedom to access reproductive health services – without fear of violence, intimidation or harassment,” Pelosi sent a tweet on Wednesday.

In a subsequent tweet, Pelosi reiterated her comments. “Democrats will always defend reproductive freedoms against extreme Republicans who disrespect a woman’s right to choose the size and timing of her family,” she said. And, “These are serious, personal decisions that must be made by women guided by faith, physician and family — not by politicians.”

Schumer answered similarly but did not participate in the vote since he is a senator.

“The MAGA Republican-controlled House is putting on display their extreme views on women’s health with legislation that does not even have the support of the American people,” he said.

Additionally, the vice president voiced her viewpoint, “House Republicans passed an extreme bill today that will further jeopardize the right to reproductive health care in our country. This is yet another attempt by Republican legislators to control women’s bodies.”

According to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a baby who is born alive after an abortion attempt or survives the procedure is considered a legal person for all purposes under U.S. law.




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