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Last week the Senate tried to address two bills: the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Both failed on nearly party-line votes.
Although opponents claim the protection of children who survive abortions is unnecessary, the evidence clearly says otherwise. The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 merely says that an infant born after an abortion is a human being, which allowed Kermit Gosnell to be convicted for first-degree murder. It does not prevent passive neglect. Do we really imagine those who wanted to practice “Partial-Birth Abortion” would be unwilling to see a child die on the birthing table?
See the Coalition for Jewish Values Statement on Abortion for the authentic Jewish view, which runs counter to what we frequently hear.