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44 Democrat Senators blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311)


Priests for Life

  Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Tragically, on February 25, 2019, 44 Democrat Senators blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311), which would protect babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

The vote was a “cloture” vote, requiring 60 votes to end debate and proceed with the bill. The Republican majority voted in favor of the bill, but the failure of the Democrat minority to support it caused the vote to fall short, with a final count of 53-44. 

Priests for Life urges that everyone: 

a)  contact their US Senators to thank those who voted for this bill to advance, and express disappointment to those who opposed it, and

b) alert your fellow citizens about how your Senators voted on this bill.

This legislation is crucial to protecting the lives of babies who survive a late-term abortion procedure. To kill or neglect a born-alive infant is infanticide, pure and simple and must be condemned. We must protect infants by law who survive the violence of abortion. Polls show that 77% of Americans support this legislation, so we will make every effort to educate them on the extreme position of senators who voted against this bill.

Here is a rollcall vote of the senators:

YEAs —53

Alexander (R-TN)Fischer (R-NE)Paul (R-KY)
Barrasso (R-WY)Gardner (R-CO)Perdue (R-GA)
Blackburn (R-TN)Graham (R-SC)Portman (R-OH)
Blunt (R-MO)Grassley (R-IA)Risch (R-ID)
Boozman (R-AR)Hawley (R-MO)Roberts (R-KS)
Braun (R-IN)Hoeven (R-ND)Romney (R-UT)
Burr (R-NC)Hyde-Smith (R-MS)Rounds (R-SD)
Capito (R-WV)Inhofe (R-OK)Rubio (R-FL)
Casey (D-PA)Isakson (R-GA)Sasse (R-NE)
Cassidy (R-LA)Johnson (R-WI)Scott (R-FL)
Collins (R-ME)Jones (D-AL)Shelby (R-AL)
Cornyn (R-TX)Kennedy (R-LA)Sullivan (R-AK)
Cotton (R-AR)Lankford (R-OK)Thune (R-SD)
Crapo (R-ID)Lee (R-UT)Tillis (R-NC)
Cruz (R-TX)Manchin (D-WV)Toomey (R-PA)
Daines (R-MT)McConnell (R-KY)Wicker (R-MS)
Enzi (R-WY)McSally (R-AZ)Young (R-IN)
Ernst (R-IA)Moran (R-KS) 

NAYs —44

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

Not Voting – 3

Cramer (R-ND)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Scott (R-SC)

Read a related press release: Did you Senator Vote in Favor of Infanticide?


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