Yesterday, the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill which would have formally protected the right of all newborn survivors of abortion to healthcare treatment. The final vote was 53-44, with three Democrats joining 50 Republicans voting in favor.

After the vote, Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement:

“This is a truly dark day in the history of our country. Today, the U.S. Senate had the opportunity to affirm a simple and obvious truth: allowing newborn babies to die is wrong. Yet, despite the fact that virtually all Americans agree, 44 Democrats still could not bring themselves to support it.

“It is especially concerning that among those Democrats voting ‘no’ were prominent presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker. Their refusal to condemn infanticide is a sign of just how beholden the Democratic Party has become to the radical abortion lobby.

“Democrats have drastically alienated themselves from most American voters, including many in their own base, by voting down this bill. President Trump would be wise to take advantage and draw consistent attention to this issue as we approach the 2020 election.”

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

American Principles Project is a 501(c)(4) organization that works to put the family at the heart of public policy.