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Gov. Scott expresses support for ‘Infants Born Alive’ bill

by Dara Kam | April 9th, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott praised lawmakers for moving a measure that would require physicians and health care providers to give emergency care to infants born alive after botched abortions.

β€œThe Infants Born Alive bill, SB 1636 – and its House companion, HB 1129 – ensure common sense measures to help care for the babies who survive abortion procedures. It is essential that we protect the weakest among us, and I am grateful for the Senators and Representatives in both parties who are supporting care for these babies,” Scott, a Republican who is running for re-election, said in a statement.

The Senate proposal received unanimous approval at its first committee stop in the Health Policy Committee Tuesday afternoon and has two more committee stops before it reaches the floor. The House version is ready for a floor vote.

The measure requires infants born alive to be transported to hospitals and receive emergency care. Planned Parenthood representatives withdrew their opposition after a component that would have automatically taken custody of the child away from the parent was removed.

Health care providers say that the chances of an infant being born alive after an abortion are extremely rare because third-trimester abortions are prohibited in Florida unless the life of the mother is in danger. Infants born before then could not survive, some abortion advocates said during previous testimony on the measure.

The bill is one of three pushed by right-to-life advocates moving through the legislature. Another would make it a separate crime if a fetus is injured when a woman is beaten or killed. A third would make it a crime to perform an abortion based on the race or gender of the fetus.

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7 Responses to “Gov. Scott expresses support for ‘Infants Born Alive’ bill”

  1. Ric Says:

    Too bad Scott & the Republicans don’t exhibit the same level of concern for the babies on going health care once they are born & growing up.

  2. OBIWAN Says:

    Why then all the fuss about passing this needless bill that won’t impact any abortions? Why send Planned Parenthood to declare the Baby Mom retains abortion rights AFTER the birth of the baby?

    It is true few partial birth abortions result in live babies…
    … drilling a hole in their head…
    …. or slicing the spinal cord…
    usually produces instant death??

    We were told to be ‘tolerant’… that they agreed abortions should be few and far between. In Florida we have one abortion for every live baby?

    Not few, not far between!

    Meantime, look to those Cambridge University ethicists for the direction our rabid progressive liberal loons are actually headed – they claim Baby Mom retains the right of abortion until the child reaches majority age of 16-18!

    Across the pond in Amsterdam, mobile euthanasia vans are making house calls to prevent grandma from spending all her money before here death?

    Only one thing remains a constant truth:

    Liberal LIE, then LIE about that LIE, then LIE to cover up the LIE about that LIE!!

  3. Tea Lady Says:

    Hurray for Governor Scott!! He defends Biblical Values!!

  4. Hank Shae Says:

    How can killing a baby who is born and no longer inside the mother not murder?? I’d like to hear the other side on this…really..

  5. Scoot Scott Says:

    Rick Scott Eats Live Babies. He is the Antichrist.

  6. Bizarre Democrats Says:

    Have you ever seen the savagery done to babies born alive at an abortion center? Take a gander.

    The image of the ‘clipped’ baby’s spine is more than disgusting, but there are people who think this is OK to do; and judging from the comments on this article “Rick Scott Eats Live Babies” “He is the Antichrist”; these people are in Palm Beach County and involved in local and state politics.

    These are the democrats in Palm Beach County and in South Florida. They migrate from other states and bring their inhuman thought processes here.

    WHERE do you see FL Democrats or Democrats in the USA saying that babies born alive should not be clipped/killed? Where is Frankel, where is Murphy, where is Deutch, where is Wasserman Schultz?

  7. Ted the Nimble Says:

    Good for Scott! Its frightening to think they would actually have to make that a law. Only the left would fight for the death of an attempted aborted baby. Oh yeah, I hear Weiner is going to run for office again..LOL

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