Wednesday, September 23, 2015

White House issues veto threat against protecting children who survive abortion

Last week, the White House has released an official veto threat against H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  In the statement, the White House says it “strongly opposes” both bills and the bills would limit “women’s health care choices.”

It’s no surprise that President Barack Obama is a fan of Planned Parenthood but how can the White House claim that protecting children who survive abortion would limit women’s health care choices?   

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is a short legislation which merely requires that any health care practitioner (which would include abortionists and nurses) who are present when a child who is born alive after an abortion shall:
“(A) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age; and

“(B) following the exercise of skill, care, and diligence required under subparagraph (A), ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
Abortion clinic staff who see abortionists or nurses not comply with this law are required to report them to law enforcement and women whose children are born alive and not cared for can sue the abortionist.

How this would “limit women’s health care choices” or “have a chilling effect, reducing access to care” is never explained in the veto threat.  The only reasonable explanation is a creepy one. It seems President Obama thinks some abortionists who don’t try to help children who survive abortions would stop doing late-term abortions. That he cares more about late-term abortionists being able to abandon children who survive abortions than the children themselves should give everyone pause.