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Colorado Dems Vote Down Bill Mandating Care to Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

by Paul Goldberg

Colorado Democrats have voted down a bill mandating care to born-alive survivors of abortion.

Jeff Hunt tweeted:

The Colorado legislature just voted down a bill that would require a doctor to provide medical care to a child who is born alive after surviving an abortion.

A child is born, in need of help, and the Colorado legislature voted against mandating care.

God have mercy.

Per DailyWire, on Tuesday, Colorado Democrats voted down a bill seeking to mandate medical care to born-alive survivors of abortions, House Bill 1068.

“The bill establishes a physician-patient relationship between a child born alive after or during an abortion and the physician who performed or attempted to perform the abortion,” outlines Colorado.gov.

The bill would require physicians “to exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age and requires that the child born alive be immediately transferred to a hospital.”

Colorado Politics reports the House State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee killed two Republican bills on party-line votes, after more than seven hours of testimony Tuesday.

Testimony covered wrenching personal stories and graphic descriptions of abortions around an issue that featured impassioned advocates on both sides.

“It’s not an abortion bill,” said Rep. Shane Sandridge, R-Colorado Springs, the sponsor of a bill to hold doctors liable for failing to render aid in a live birth during an abortion. “It’s a murder bill.”

House Bill 1068 would have required physicians to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence” in the case of a live birth during an abortion. A violation would have carried a civil fine of $100,000 plus constitute a class 3 felony that could come to bear as “unprofessional conduct” on a medical’ license.

Rep. Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood, who chairs the committee, said no one wants to see a child killed or neglected, but he spoke to the effect of making a medical decision a crime.

“I do believe the effect of this bill to create a new felony for this kind of action would have the effect of limiting access to abortion in this state,” he said. “I think that is a legitimate concern and a real problem.”

Kristi Burton Brown, a public policy lawyer and vice chair of the Colorado Republican Party, who led Colorado’s first personhood amendment when she was a teenager in 2008 (which failed decisively), argued that Sandridge’s bill was not about abortion.

“We are talking about children born alive,” she told the committee.

Video from 2018 about Born Alive Babies.

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