The Senate voted this evening to invoke cloture (a cloture vote closes out debate and move a piece of legislation to the floor for a full vote) on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The vote to invoke cloture failed 53-44 and 60 votes were needed.
Those voting against cloture were Senate members who virulently support abortion on demand.
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) said on the Senate floor, “I urge my colleagues to picture a baby that’s already been born, that’s outside the womb gasping for air. That’s the only thing that today’s vote is actually about. We’re talking about babies that have already been born. Nothing in this bill touches abortion access.”
Sadly, 44 senators voted against cloture–effectively saying that they support infanticide.
The bill would not affect abortion. It would only require medical personal to treat a child who is born alive after an abortion.