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WASHINGTON (BP) -- An effort in the U.S. Senate to require health care for a child born alive during an abortion fell victim to a Democratic member's objection Monday evening (Feb. 4).
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington blocked approval of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130) when the proposal's sponsor, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, asked the Senate for unanimous consent in support of the measure. Defeat of a unanimous consent agreement requires an objection from only one senator.
Though Murray was the only Democrat to object, many others in a party dedicated to abortion rights likely would have been willing to do so. Read More