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State Republicans Challenge Democrats with “Born-Alive” Bills

posted on April 22, 2019

POLITICO’s Renuka Rayasam and Dan Goldberg report, “Republican legislators across the country are rallying behind President Donald Trump’s efforts to link Democrats with ‘infanticide,’ daring Democratic governors to veto ‘born alive’ bills animating the party’s base before the 2020 elections.” They write, “Bills approved by GOP-run legislatures in Montana and North Carolina this week would penalize health care providers for failing to care for an infant who survives an abortion attempt.” Many Democratic lawmakers argue that the law already prevents doctors from killing babies, and these bills only work to make political statements or discourage doctors from offering abortions.