For John, BLUF: This is the real reason Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has to go, he doubled down on New York Governor Andrew Cuemo's advocacy of killing babies born alive. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Sen. Ben Sasse: 'You're either for babies, or you're defending infanticide'
From The Washington Times, by Ms Valerie Richardson, 4 February 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
An effort by Senate Republicans to enhance protections for newborns who survive abortions, spurred by New York and Virginia bills making it easier to perform late-term procedures, was blocked Monday by Democrats.The Bill was introduced under Rule XIV and upon the objection of Sen. Patty Murray, (D-WA), died.
Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, asked for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to be approved by unanimous consent after an outcry over comments last week by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam decried on the right as pro-infanticide.
I am not sure Senator Sasse expected to win, but I expect he wanted to point out that the Democratic Party is moving in the direction of infanticide and eugenics (not to mention, down the road, euthanasia).
I don't believe the majority of Americans are there. They accept abortion as a right, but not "any abortion, any time." That day may come, but then it would be a different nation, with a different set of values.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff