Where Do Our U.S. Senators and Representatives Stand On Infanticide?

February 27

Dear Friends:

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). Per the bill’s title, the intent of the legislation was quite simple—to protect babies who survive botched abortions by requiring doctors to provide proper medical care after birth. 60 votes were needed to advance the bill. Sadly, just 56 Senators (53 Republicans and 3 Democrats) supported the motion.

Many people have asked me, “Why is this legislation even needed?” Answer—because when a newborn baby survives a botched abortion, some people actually believe it is acceptable to let that child die. You may recall Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s infamous comments last year when speaking about a failed abortion resulting in a live-birth: “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Let’s be honest—those comments and the arguments made by other radical pro-abortion extremists are not about abortion at all. They are about infanticide, which begs the question:

Where do our U.S. Senators and Representatives stand on infanticide? The answer is sobering.

Did you know that all five members of our delegation oppose the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and have actively blocked its passage?

Senator Tom Udall (D) Voted “NO”
(S. 311, Procedural vote on 2/25/2020)

Senator Martin Heinrich (D) Voted “NO”
(S. 311, Procedural vote on 2/25/2020)

Representative Deb Haaland (D) Blocked Vote
(Refused to sign discharge petition, 2019-2020)

Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D) Blocked Vote
(Refused to sign discharge petition, 2019-2020)  

Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D) Voted “NO”
(H.R. 4712, Passage vote on 1/19/2018)

I believe these votes and actions will one day be regarded as some of the most severe human rights violations in U.S. history—votes in which our federal officials decided that a child who has been born should be left unattended to die a slow and excruciating death.

Three of these five New Mexico politicians will be on the ballot this year and we, the people, will decide whether or not they should continue to lead our state and nation. Representative Ben Ray Lujan wants to be our next U.S. Senator. Meanwhile, Representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small want another term in Congress.

President Ronald Reagan once stated, “we 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.”

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Libertarian—most of us agree that babies born during botched abortions are no less human or worthy of life than other infants. This is not a political issue. This is a human rights issue, and this November, I encourage you to support those candidates who will uphold the human right to live.

Standing for life, family, and freedom,

Vince Torres
Executive Director