The Rediscovery of the Born-Alive Act

Posted February 7, 2019 9:06 pm by Hadley Arkes

The Rediscovery of the Born-Alive Act

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, was artless enough last week to express openly the Democratic position on abortion: that there is no obligation to protect the life of a child who was indecorous enough to survive an abortion when she was obviously not “wanted.”
That was enough to stir into action Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who does not miss a chance to make gestures of high moral passion, even when he is not quite prepared to do the work of following through.  Sasse had already introduced in the Senate the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” and now he moved for

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