Washington D.C., Jan 31, 2019 / 17:12 pm
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) has announced that he will introduce the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the Senate on Monday, and is calling for a voice vote to pass the measure.
Sasse announced on Thursday that he is beginning the Rule 14 process, which would bring the bill directly to the Senate floor and bypass the normal committee consideration of a piece of legislation. He said that he hopes his bill will be passed by a unanimous voice vote.
"On Monday evening, I'm going to be asking unanimous consent--for senators to come to the floor," he said. "I'm going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn't be complicated."
Sasse started his floor speech by referencing the "morally repugnant" comments made on Wednesday by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D). In a discussion on a WTOP radio show, Northam addressed questions regarding a bill that would have allowed abortion throughout an entire pregnancy in the state, even when a woman had already gone into labor.