(PatriotHeadline.com) – The Republican Party has long been the party of life, and the party of protecting children. As the Democrats become increasingly radical in their outlook and continue to demonize those who wish to protect the lives of the unborn, the Republicans have fought back.
On Tuesday, Senators voted on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. However, Republicans were unable to achieve the 60 votes required to pass either of them. Two Republicans assisted the Democrats in shutting it down.
Their names are Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Susan Collins, both representing the state of Alaska. The two Republican lawmakers chose to assist the Democrats in denying protection for unborn children after 20 weeks.
Incredibly, two Democratic Senators, Bob Casey from Pennsylvania and Doug Jones from Alabama decided to vote with the Republicans on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The proposed legislation did not suggest the imposition of further restriction on abortion but instead offered greater protection for children born after an abortion didn’t work.
Incredibly, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar chose didn’t even bother to vote at all. Either they were too busy with their campaigns, or they knew that making a decision, either way, would prove controversial in an increasingly difficult race to become the Democratic presidential nominee.
Republicans knew that both of the bills were going to fail, but the Senate’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chose to keep pushing ahead and put the bill forward. The decision is believed to have been made with a view to forcing Democrats to pick a side on the issue. Warren, Sanders, and Klobuchar didn’t want to fall for the trap.
The New York Times reported that McConnell said the two bills posed “moral questions” that the Democrats must face up to, and answer.
McConnell has spoked about this many times before, including a year ago when he said that the Democrats refused to vote to protect the rights of babies who are born alive. He has, of course, been proven right.