- September 16: The Obama administration released a statement promising to veto H.R. 3134 and H.R. 3504.
- September 18: 177 Democrats voted “no” on H.R. 3504 in the House of Representatives.
- September 18: 187 Democrats voted “no” on H.R. 3134 in the House of Representatives.
- September 22: 40 Democrats voted against H.R. 36 in the Senate.
H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, stipulates that babies born alive during abortions must receive medical care.
H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, takes hundreds of millions of federal dollars currently given to Planned Parenthood each year and gives the money instead to services which provide health care for women. This bill was prompted by a series of undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discussed the practice of delivering babies intact or partially intact to harvest their organs. (In one video, a Planned Parenthood affiliate described cutting a baby’s face open with scissors while the heart was still beating.)
H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would restrict abortions after the 22 week of pregnancy and protect babies born alive during abortions.
Where is the outrage from the Christian left?
Where is the concern for social justice?