House Republicans have passed the first post-Roe abortion bill, in a clear sign of what their priorities are.
The bill would require medical care be given to infants born alive during or after an attempted abortion, something that rarely happens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health care providers who fail to comply would face fines or up to five years in prison.
In the clearest sign that Republicans simply cannot (or will not) read the room when it comes to abortion, Montana residents voted solidly to reject a similar measure at the state level during the November midterms.
Abortion rights group NARAL Pro Choice America slammed the bill as part of the Republicans’ “dishonest and out-of-touch crusade against reproductive freedom.”
The House also passed a bill condemning attacks on anti-abortion centers in the wake of Roe being overturned—but made no mention of the fact that reproductive health centers and care providers have been victims of often deadly attacks for decades.
Democrats oppose all forms of political violence, but— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) January 11, 2023
GOP refuses to denounce deadly violence against abortion clinics while denouncing vandalism of pregnancy crisis centers. Telling contrast.