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The Senate will vote on Ben Sasse's Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

On Thursday night, Senator Ben Sasse, R-Neb., announced that the Senate will hold a roll call vote for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Monday, February 25.

The bill is a response to the recent law passed in New York, which allows late-term abortions up to the point of delivery. Sasse's bill would require physicians to provide medical care to infants born alive despite abortion procedures — to "fight for the little guy," Sasse said — as Conservative Review has previously reported.

On January 30, Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam defended a bill similar to New York's, going so far as to say that the mother and physician would have a "discussion" post-delivery to determine whether or not the baby would be saved. His remarks sparked huge backlash from many conservatives for endorsing infanticide and motivated Sen. Sasse to present this legislation.

The seven-page bill has been berated by Senate Democrats for overstating the issue. They claim infanticide is already illegal and blocked Sasse's initial request for unanimous consent to pass the bill.

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