The Democratic House majority blocked a bill Friday that would have protected babies born alive in botched abortions.
Democrats voted against the Republican “Motion to Recommit” on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act with a vote of 187-220.
The bill was offered by Republican Oregon Rep. Greg Walden and Republican Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner. Zero GOP representatives voted against the motion to recommit to the Born Alive Act. Democratic Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Ben McAdams of Utah and Dan Lipinski of Illinois voted with Republicans in support of the bill.
The vote comes after the Senate voted Tuesday on Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
As expected, Senate Republicans did not muster the needed 60 votes Tuesday to pass either pro-life bill. (RELATED: Sasse Attacks Democrats For Filibustering Anti-Infanticide Bill ‘Because They Don’t Want To Defend The Indefensible’)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the bills pose “moral questions” that Democrats must answer, The New York Times reported.