Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  The law would protect newly born babies who survive an unsuccessful abortion attempt. It would only apply to rare circumstances but believe it or not, there are people alive today who've survived unsuccessful abortion attempts. I've had to privilege to meet two of them. Unfortunately, Sen. Sasse's bill was blocked by Senate Democrats. It really shouldn't be a partisan issue. That's because this is an issue of human dignity and protecting the least among us. It's a human rights issue and it’s one that a majority of Americans agree is outside the bounds of civilized society. Infanticide is barbaric. Until national Democrats realize this, they will continue to lose support, at least in the nation's heartland.