In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Meghan McCain and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), who call themselves “unapologetic pro-lifers,” say that Democratic politicians are not willing to protect the lives of babies who survive attempted abortions.
“Infanticide isn’t complicated,” they say. “The current debate is about whether or not it’s OK to deprive newborns of appropriate medical care.”
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently lit up One World Trade Center in pink, celebrating both “late-term abortions and the removal of protections for babies born alive during botched abortions.” McCain and Sasse say that Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam “endorsed infanticide outright” when he suggested that a baby who survived abortion should be “made comfortable” and then “left to die on the table.”
44 Democrats voted to reject the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have required babies who survived abortion to be given the same care as any other baby. Sasse and McCain are proponents of the bill, arguing that it should be neither controversial nor partisan.
Most Americans oppose the withholding of medical care from a viable infant, and 77% of those polled consider themselves pro-choice. Sasse and McCain point to this phenomenon as an opportunity for common ground between the pro-life and pro-choice groups.