What happens to the baby when an abortion fails?

Monday, March 20, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

medical heartbeat screenArizona abortion clinic personnel could find themselves in court for not helping a baby born alive during an abortion.

Current Arizona law defines abortion, but it does not cover attempted abortions where a baby is born alive, although reason and logic would come into play in favor of the baby. Bill 1367 is designed to clarify that, according to Cathy Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy.

"The proposed Arizona law would ensure that babies that survive an abortion are given every means available to preserve, protect, and promote their life," she explains. "That's been the law in Arizona, but the law hasn't had teeth in it, so the bill is intended to make the current law enforceable."

As an example, a baby girl was delivered alive during an abortion at 22 weeks and three days. She weighed about a pound. Nothing was done to resuscitate her, so she died, unattended, about an hour after her birth. This proposed law is designed to send a firm message against that practice.

"Senate Bill 1367 would enable a civil cause of action as well as clarify that it would be a felony to violate the law," the pro-lifer explains. "The bill also would require that policies and procedures be established for what care would be appropriate for a baby born alive following an abortion."

Doctors have testified that the decision ought to be up to the abortionist, but Herrod says that is not the law.

The House could vote on the bill this week.

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