Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2020 / 14:30 pm
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a new hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Tuesday, with legislators again considering the measure to mandate medical treatment for infants who survive and attempted abortion.
The Feb. 11 committee hearing comes after Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) reintroduced the bill for the 2020 legislative session. The Senate blocked the legislation in 2019, and a House of Representatives version was similarly stalled.
"We're not even having a debate here about first, or second, or third-trimester abortion. I'm obviously a pro-lifer, but that's not what this is about," Sasse told CNA in an interview on Monday.
"This is about babies that survive botched abortions, and whether or not they deserve the same level of care that other babies get at the same gestational stage. And the answer for all humans should obviously be yes, if people aren't just obsessed with politics."