Abortion survivor laws?
I don't want this to be a pro-life / pro-choice debate, but rather a discussion of some recent attempts to pass certain laws.
In Virginia, the legislature recently almost passed a bill that would allow late term abortions. In a radio interview, their governor, who is a pediatrician, explained how the procedure would work. To paraphrase, he stated that once the baby HAD BEEN DELIVERED, it would be made comfortable and resuscitated if that was the mother's wish. In other words, if the mother did not want the baby to live, it would be ok to just let it die. Fortunately, in my opinion, that law did not pass by one vote.
FYI, I have not read the wording of this bill, but am basing this on the interview I saw with the governor.
Now, the U.S. senate tried to pass a bill making it illegal to allow a baby who survives an abortion to die without making every effort to save the child. It did not pass filibuster, due to democrats voting against it.
Regardless of what you think of this, was the U.S. senate bill necessary? Regardless of circumstances, wouldn't a child who has already been born be considered a person, regardless of the circumstances of its birth? Wouldn't killing or allowing that child to die due to neglect be murder?
Second, what were the democrats thinking? Trump and company will use this to bludgeon the 2020 presidential nominee as a baby killer if that candidate was against the senate bill. From what I know, the senators who were opposed to it were screaming that it would roll back a woman's right to choose. If they opposed it, I think they would have been wiser to claim it was unnecessary as it's already illegal to kill a human being.
Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.