On Friday the House of Representatives did two things – first they passed a bill to temporarily defund Planned Parenthood until Congress could complete an investigation into the company’s nefarious dealings. Secondly, they passed a bill requiring that babies who survive abortions be taken to the hospital.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), states that, “Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care…
If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”
New York Democrat Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) opposes the law, saying that it is ridiculous and that it might actually end up killing children who are too weak to be safely transported to a hospital.
“It may be that the baby is too frail to transport, but along comes this bill and says, we don’t care about the real situation that doctor faces with that infant. We know how to practice medicine in every situation – we in Congress. So we’re going to say it must be brought to the hospital, even if that may kill the child.
It’s just stupid, and that’s why this bill must be opposed – not because it changes the standard of law or has anything to do with born-alive infants, but because it mandates that a child be brought to the hospital where medical care might indicate that that child in that situation should not be brought to the hospital. It may kill children. That’s why we must oppose this bill.”
Nadler goes on to argue that the bill is unnecessary because everyone knows that allowing an infant that survives an abortion to die is wrong. Nadler then went on to cite the incarceration of serial murderer/abortionist Kermit Gosnel as proof that this bill would be unnecessary. “Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care,” Nadler said.
Here’s the problem with Nadler’s argument — it’s just not so. Nurses and doctors who have come out of the abortion industry routinely discuss the horrible things they’ve seen in these clinics, often telling stories of children born alive who are left to die.
Nurse Kathleen Malloy, from Jacksonville, Florida, witnessed the death of one baby who was born after a saline abortion and transferred to her hospital. Melanie Green of Last Days Ministries quoted Malloy in her pamphlet “Children: Things We Throw Away?” Malloy tells her story:
I worked the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, and when we weren’t busy, I’d go out to help with the newborns. One night I saw a bassinet outside the nursery. There was a baby in this bassinet – a crying, perfectly formed baby – but there was a difference in this child. She had been scalded. She was the child of a saline abortion.
This little girl looked as if she had been put in a pot of boiling water. No doctor, no nurse, no parent, to comfort this hurt, burned child. She was left alone to die in pain. They wouldn’t let her in the nursery – they didn’t even bother to cover her.
I was ashamed of my profession that night! It’s hard to believe this can happen in our modern hospitals, but it does. It happens all the time. I thought a hospital was a place to heal the sick – not a place to kill.
I asked a nurse at another hospital what they do with their babies that are aborted by saline. Unlike my hospital, where the baby was left alone struggling for breath, their hospital puts the infant in a bucket and puts the lid on. Suffocation! Death by suffocation!
Nadler is dead wrong. We need more legislation just like this, promising prosecution of any clinic worker who doesn’t give their all to save these innocent children.
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