Vince Torres, Executive Director
Call me ignorant or naïve, but I never though the abortion culture would lead us to a place where 44 U.S. Senators would condone infanticide. And yet, that is precisely what took place on Monday when the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Per the title of the bill, the intent of the legislation was simple—to protect babies who survive botched abortions by requiring that they receive medical care after birth. 60 votes were needed to advance the measure. It garnered 53.
I believe this vote will go down as one of the most severe human rights violations in U.S. history—a vote in which 44 U.S. Senators decided that a child who has been born should be left unattended to die a slow and excruciating death. And sadly, our two U.S. Senators from New Mexico—Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich—were among the 44.
Also among the 44 were the 6 announced Democratic candidates for President of the United States—Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. I mention these names because many of these politicians will be on the ballot in 2020, and at that point, we, the people will decide whether or not they should continue to lead our nation.
When you vote in 2020 and beyond, please remember February 25th, 2019. Remember this vote. Remember these names.
Together, let’s turn our collective outrage into action and let’s be part of the change we desperately want and need.
“[W]e cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide….and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.” -President Ronald Reagan