May 2019 – On February 25, U.S. Senate Democrats blocked S.311, the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act. Initiated by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), the proposal mandated life-saving medical attention for babies born alive during abortions. Though three colleagues were absent during the roll call vote, Republican lawmakers who were present voted unanimously for the bill against infanticide.
With only three Democrats joining Republicans in favor of the bill, S.311 failed 53-44. At press time, the Senate had scheduled no further vote reconsidering debate on the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, as has been the case with other appropriations bills.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, all six 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and all senators voting against S.311 received contributions from Planned Parenthood’s Political Action Committee in the past five years for a total of $448,000.
Republican senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) also received small PP PAC donations. Collins voted with her fellow Republicans in favor of S.311, but Murkowski was absent during the vote. A complete list of Planned Parenthood’s PAC contributions to legislators can be found at opensecrets.org by searching “planned parenthood among federal candidates 2018.”
onenewsnow.com, 2/26/19; townhall.com, 2/28/19