PHOENIX, Arizona, February 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Amid intense protests from hundreds of Arizonans, an Arizona House committee voted Wednesday to reject proposed legislation that would have repealed long-standing legal protections for infants who survive abortions in that state.
Democrat state Rep. Raquel Terán had introduced House Bill 2696 with the intent of repealing a 2017 law requiring abortionists to attempt to resuscitate any baby “delivered alive,” defined as displaying breathing, a heartbeat, umbilical cord pulsation, and/or voluntary muscle movement. Abortion defenders objected that it would go too far in applying to fetal-abnormality cases.
But thanks to what Terán calls a “drafting error,” her bill would have repealed the entire 1975 law the 2017 act modified, thereby erasing the state’s basic requirement that doctors use all “available means and medical skills” to save infants after botched abortions.
Good for Arizona. What an evil.