Politics is an industry of gamesmanship designed to back one’s opponent into the corner for political gain. Two parties fighting for control of the narrative and often only one survivor emerges on any given day. When Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell held a vote which would require medical personnel to offer aid and assistance to babies who survive an abortion, he knew what he was doing. Yes, he was fighting for what should be an obvious moral and ethical position. Babies now outside the womb fighting for a chance to live should be treated like a human, regardless of what one views about abortion itself. However, he was also painting the Democrats into a corner. With the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, there was zero chance this bill would ever become law. McConnell knew this, and yet, he persisted. What possible human with a heart would vote against such a measure? Well, Democrats along nearly party lines in the Senate did just that. They voted against a measure that would mandate medical assistance for babies who survive a botched abortion. They claim that they did so because simply a political tactic. Well, if it be a tactic then it worked fantastically. America is shocked that the Democratic Party seems to be against saving born babies. Their only out now is to prove they have even the most basic level of compassion by proposing their own bill to ban infanticide. If they fail to do so, then their silence speaks volumes. If they fail to do so, then one can only suppose that they are indeed in support of infanticide and with that, they forfeit moral authority forever in the United States of America.
Protecting America’s Most Innocent Citizens
As stated, in the arena of political gamesmanship there are often winners and loser. In this case, the Democrats have lost stunningly. In what moral code does it ever allow the murder of living and now breathing babies? I’ll fully disclose that I would aptly be characterized as pro-life and that certainly colors my world view on this matter. However, I recognize, though I disagree, with the stance of pro-choice people that until a baby is born then it is only a fetus. Again, I strongly disagree but that has been the justification of the pro-choice movement for over 50 years now.
It is utterly appalling that they have now moved the goalpost to beyond the womb. For that is what a botched abortion looks like here. A living and breathing baby outside of the womb struggling to survive in no different a manner than a baby born via c-section. Outside of the womb and clawing for life. At this point, the only thing separating an aborted baby from a regular born baby is apparently the will of the mother for it to survive. If a newborn baby is taken home by his mother and drowned the next day because she no longer wants it that is murder. If a newborn baby who arrived early because the first attempt to kill it failed is laying on a table and a mother looks at and says die, how is that any different?
Lost Gamesmanship and Lost Moral Authority
So again, the Democrats my scream gamesmanship in their vote to reject the most recent Senate bill requiring these babies be rendered aid. Fine, then put forward your own bill. Either Senate Democrats are for infanticide or they are against it. If this bill didn’t pass muster for political reasons, then put forward your own version or forfeit moral authority forever. Don’t talk to me about the moral obligation to provide health insurance when you turn a blind eye as a baby outside the womb is left to die. Don’t talk about the moral wrong to deny children adequate education when you deny them a chance to live at birth.
The Democrats lost the political game and they must now either act or let their silence speak for them. We have already seen Democrats in certain states applauding the passage of bills that allow for abortion up until birth. Surely, they must have some ability to draw a line in the sand that says once born you cannot then kill. The Democrats can cry about the politics, but until they make it clear that a crying baby deserves a chance to live they have no moral authority. What terrible reality we find ourselves in as a nation and yet, not as terrible a reality as babies who survived the first attempt to kill them now find themselves in the United States of America.