List of Disgrace: These Senators Voted to Murder Abortion Survivors and Dismember Late-term Babies

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Senate failed to end filibusters on two pro-life laws, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act.

The cloture votes, which would have ended the filibusters and brought the bills up for a full floor vote in the Senate, required 60 votes to pass.

“We knew we did not have the votes to end the filibuster before the votes were taken,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.  “We had prayed that hearts would be touched and softened to the plight of these babies that suffer excruciating deaths, but yesterday, the hard hearts prevailed.”

One thing the votes did accomplish was to reveal exactly which Senators have such little compassion for humanity that they would vote to continue the brutality of late-term abortions on babies that can feel pain, and would turn their backs on infants born alive during failed abortions.

“If these people cannot find compassion for the most vulnerable among us, they don’t care about you or me, either.  It is a special kind of evil that would support the murder of newborns and the dismemberment of babies who feel the torture of being torn apart in the womb,” said Newman.   “They are not fit to serve. Remember them at the ballot box the next time they come up for re-election and vote them out!”

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S.3275, fared the worst, losing with a vote of 53 yes, 44 no, and 3 not voting.  This bill would have banned abortions at 20 weeks gestation and later, when unborn babies are known to feel pain.  It was supported by 64% of Americans.

The vote was not along party lines.  Two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted against protecting babies in the later terms of pregnancy.  Two Democrats, Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) found the courage to vote in favor of protecting late-term babies.

Here are the 44 Senators who voted against protecting unborn babies at 20 weeks or later:

Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harris (D-CA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)

Hirono (D-HI)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Leahy (D-VT)
Markey (D-MA)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Rosen (D-NV)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Three Senators not voting were Democrat candidates for President, who chose the campaign trail over the duty in the Senate.  Those were Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act, S.311, fared a little better, but still failed to reach the 60-vote threshold. Its vote was 56 yes, 41 no, and 3 not voting.  This bill would have mandated medical care for newborn infants that survived failed abortions, and would have provided federal criminal penalties for those that failed to comply with the law.

All Republicans voted to protect abortion survivors and three Democrats jumped the aisle to join the Republicans in favor of federal protections for the lives of those newborn infants.

Here are the 41 Senators who voted to allow abortionists to murder — by neglect or intent — infants that survive abortions:

Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Coons (D-DE)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harris (D-CA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Leahy (D-VT)
Markey (D-MA)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Rosen (D-NV)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren were not present to cast a vote.

“We will not forget that these people refuse to protect the innocent.  We will not forget the suffering innocent human beings will endure because of them,” said Newman.  “We vow to remember at the Ballot Box, and will work to make sure these sick people are voted out of office.”