As Twitchy reported, the Senate today voted down by a vote of 53-44 Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the sole intent of which was to mandate that medical attention be given to a child that was born alive because of a botched abortion. The alternative? Leave the baby to die, because it wasn’t “supposed” to be born.
As sick as that sounds, check out how The Hill framed the vote in its tweet:
— The Hill (@thehill) February 26, 2019
“Senate Democrats block GOP bill targeting abortion providers.”
It targets abortion providers how, exactly? By giving medical attention to a newborn they failed to kill before it was delivered?
Republicans: "Here's a bill that protects the lives of any infants born alive."
The Hill: "WHY ARE YOU TARGETING ABORTION PROVIDERS???"
— Right of Left (@RightOfLeft_TX) February 26, 2019
— Amber Krabach for WA (@AK4WA) February 26, 2019
— Zachary Mettler (@ZacharyMettler) February 26, 2019
To paraphrase the great Abraham Lincoln, “If infanticide is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”
— Justin Oberman (@obercr8ive) February 26, 2019
Protecting babies born alive.
— Mark Scalzo (@Scalzo2028) February 26, 2019
Dems have become pure evil.
— David Gleeson (@Dave1555) February 26, 2019
So now the party of science says that if a newborn baby wasn’t “wanted,” then it should be denied medical care and left to die because the abortionist screwed up. It’s that super-scientific “wanted” part that distinguishes between “It’s just a clump of cells” and “I’m going to have a baby!”
Targeting born alive children from being exterminated, there I fixed it for you. Accuracy in reporting matters.
— Respect (@Tweeterbird947) February 26, 2019
Wow. What a misleading headline. No wonder no one trusts you. Truly the enemy of the people.
— Robert Smith (@biglittlebobby5) February 26, 2019
The Hill isn’t always bad, but this is bad. Really bad.
Targeting abortion providers who MURDER BABIES AFTER THEIR BORN. nice headline #FakeNewsMedia. And the democrats blocked it. Unbelievable!!!
— Starchild (@starchild_steve) February 26, 2019
This tweet is going to get ratio’ed
— ????Ryan????? (@rmead777) February 26, 2019
Democrats vote to legalize infanticide.
Fixed it for you.
— Lesley Stover (@lesley_stover) February 26, 2019
They’re not targeting abortion providers, they’re trying to save a born alive baby from a botched abortion! The evil ? of all these ppl the doctor the women who abort over & over like it’s a sport & the politicians who use this tool for votes
— cyanideann ⭐️⭐️⭐️ nationalist usa???? MAGA KAG (@cyndiy2) February 26, 2019
This is sick
— Warm Canuck (@WarmCanuck1) February 26, 2019
— Theresa (@theresa_gavitt) February 26, 2019
— Rege (@rege019) February 26, 2019
The bill was to protect babies who survived abortion. Democrats have lost it.
— Last Independent ? (@coloradosnow26) February 26, 2019
Fake news. The bill didn't impede abortion at all. It impeded infanticide.
— Noctis Lucis Caelum (@Insomnia___King) February 26, 2019
It just says they have to provide medical care for a baby born alive after an attempted abortion. And that's what they are against. Evil.
— RocknRollMom6 (@RockNRollMom6) February 26, 2019
They voted to allow killing babies if they survived abortion at delivery, try using that as your headline
— Roger (@rogpeck2002) February 26, 2019
Targeting abortion SURVIVORS.
There. I fixed it for you, assholes.
— MegMurph (@AllIn4DJT) February 26, 2019
This doesn't TOUCH abortion you empty headed morons.
— MS.? MAC (@MadonnaMadsen) February 26, 2019
It shouldn’t be a surprise that voting against the bill were all of the Democratic senators running for president in 2020.
Six 2020 Democratic hopefuls just voted “NO” to providing medical care for babies who happen to survive abortion.
– Elizabeth Warren
– Bernie Sanders
– Kirsten Gillibrand
– Kamala Harris
– Amy Klobuchar
– Cory Booker
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) February 26, 2019
As bad as The Hill’s tweet was, it can’t compare to Politico’s headline:
Yep, the whole thing was about “jamming” the Democrats. That’s all it was.
This is some embarrassingly hacky writing from @AliceOllstein. If it's already illegal to leave a baby to die, what decisions are they talking about? If the baby is born already, how does "abortion" apply? At least she took the DNC header off the press release before posting. pic.twitter.com/KU6WTfSX4h
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 26, 2019