Democratic senators blocked legislation Monday to respond to a political storm sparked in Virginia over "late abortion".
Senators voted 53-44 on Sen's legislation. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseThe Morning & # 39; s Morning Report – Statement of Urgency to Test the GOP's Loyalty to Trump's Nightly Health Care – Sponsored by US 340B Hospitals – Lobby for Cosponsors of the new bill "Medicare for all" | The Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | CDC says Senate approves border bill to prevent border closure (R-Neb.), Who needed 60 votes to move forward.
Democratic Meaning. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Energy: Trump Ends California Car Emissions Negotiations | Dems face tough vote on Green New Deal | Climate PAC supports Inslee for a possible leadership race for Dems against a hard vote on the Green New Deal Gabbard has expressed "concerns" about the "fuzziness" of the Green New Deal PLUS (W.Va.), Doug Jones (Ala.) And Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyGOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Biden Senate before Dems at Capitol Hill while speculation rises in 2020: GOP Senators report: Trump should not declare the "no" vote. state of emergency at the border during the state of the Union PLUS Jr. (Pa.) Voted to pass the bill. The legislation would penalize physicians who fail to exercise "due care in the case of a child surviving an abortion or an attempted abortion".
Majority leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate relaunches the war of deception in front of a Trump court Kids face Feinstein about the Green New Deal Trump picks Kelly Craft as UN ambassador MORE (R-Ky.) Praised the bill in advance before the vote on Monday night, which is generally expected to fail, urging Democrats to reject "extreme voices" within their own party.
"These are not new restrictions on abortion. It's not about changing the options for women. It's just recognizing that a newborn is a newborn. Period, he says.
Democrats blocked a previous attempt to pass the bill and the leader of the minority in the Senate Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer Do not Look For The House Gop To Challenge Trump At The Wall Of The Border The Green Pitch Of The GOP Green New Deal Is A Good Deal For Democrats National Emergency Statement – A Legal Fight That Trump Will Probably Gain MORE (D-N.Y.) Argued Monday that this was part of a Republican trend, which he accused of misrepresenting the bill.
"This vote does not take place in isolation. … pay attention to the facts and not to false rhetoric. This bill is Washington's worst policy, "he added.
Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats Eliminates GOP "Trolling" Against Green New Deal Night Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction fund to use for the wall | Trump thinks Obama would have started the war with North Korea | The Pentagon provides help to Venezuelan migrants Kaine asks Shanahan if military families would be injured by moving .6B to the wall of the border NEXT (D-Va.), Who is Catholic, issued a statement after the vote in which he claimed to have opposed the bill because the government's statements about him are "misleading".
"Congress reaffirmed this fact with the adoption of the bipartite law on the protection of Born-Alive infants in 2002. I support this law, which is still in force." No additional federal law is needed on this topic, "said Kaine.
Monday's vote comes after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) provoked outrage from anti-abortion groups, GOP lawmakers and the White House over a a law that would allow women to have an abortion in the third trimester if their health was threatened by pregnancy.
Kathy Tran, the sponsor of the Virginia bill, fueled the political storm when her comments acknowledged that the law would allow a dilated woman to seek an abortion if a doctor decided that delivery would have adverse effects on her. his physical or mental health.
Northam also exacerbated tensions when he told local radio that third trimester abortions are rare and usually occur when an infant is severely deformed or unable to survive after birth.
"In this particular example, if a mother is giving birth, I can tell you exactly what would happen: the baby would be born, the baby would be kept comfortable, the baby would be resurrected. if that was the wish of the mother and the family, a discussion will ensue between the doctors and the mother, "Northam said.
A Northam spokeswoman told The Washington Post that her remarks were taken out of context by the Republicans.