Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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The S.311 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was a bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) which sought to provide absolute protection to babies that survive abortions and further punish doctors who fail to do so.[1] In one of the most shocking votes in congressional history, the bill did not pass as forty-four senators (forty-two Democrats and two Independents) voted against the bill, thus preventing the required sixty votes needed to pass.[2] No Republican voted against the bill, and even the "pro-choice" liberal Susan Collins (R-ME) in addition to left-wing Democrat Doug Jones (D-Al) voted for the bill. Tim Scott's flight to D.C. was delayed and he subsequently missed the vote, though he would've voted for the bill considering his later frustration that Democrats blocked it.[3] Many pro-infanticide leftists justified the Democrat majority decision by arguing that such legislation already existed (a logical fallacy anyways).[citation needed]