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Our nation allowing infanticide

Our nation allowing infanticide

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It was shocking to hear Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s explanation of the lack of medical treatment for a child delivered alive after an attempted abortion. How could anyone justify the way a child could be left without medical care while the mother and doctor converse about how to proceed? Is this really happening, today? Sadly, data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for National Statistics prove it to be true. Let alone the whole Kermit Gosnell conviction.

How outrageous that a child born alive after an attempted abortion is refused medical care! There’s a word for this, and it’s not abortion; it’s infanticide. This is about a baby that has been born. Is infanticide an accepted practice in America today? A survey completed by YouGov, AUL Fieldwork, in February of 2019 shows that 83 percent of Americans and 77 percent of self-identified “pro-choice” American support protections for infants born alive.

Leaders in Washington, D.C., will vote to outlaw infanticide. Our Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are co-sponsors of S. 311, the Born Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act. It is outrageous that such an act is even needed in 2019. Thankfully, we live in a state where our senators stand on the right side of protecting living, breathing babies.

Linda Thorson, Edinburg

Linda Thorson is state director of Concerned Women for America.

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