WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a doctor and member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130), legislation protecting babies who survive abortions and are born alive by requiring they receive proper medical care and are admitted to a hospital.
“Babies who survive abortion and are born alive should receive proper medical care, not be tossed in the trash,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Killing a baby outside the womb is clearly infanticide, and I can’t fathom supporting that. Sadly, that’s exactly what Democrats did today—the second time they supported infanticide this month. History will not look kindly upon this barbaric evil.”
Cassidy joined Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in introducing S. 130 last month, along with 38 other Senate Republicans.
A recent survey found that 77 percent of voters support this type of legislation.