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At least 40 babies were born alive, which provides after botched abortions in three States since 2016, according to state health data, an insight into the extent of a problem that lawmakers have hotly debated in the last few months.

The data on babies survive abortions selected necessarily on the basis of only a handful of States. What is available, reflects a scenario that rarely, but often enough to prompt proposals at the state and Federal level for the born alive infant protection laws, especially in the Wake of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam controversial comments on the subject earlier this year.


The latest information comes from Minnesota, which reported in June that the three children were born alive in the year 2018 after a termination of a pregnancy. This brings the state total to 11 since 2016. Arizona reported 10 in 2017, and Florida had 19 such instances since the year of 2017. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 143 cases between 2003 and 2014, from infants after attempted abortions, although these figures may be incomplete.

Three other States—Michigan, Oklahoma and Texas have laws that require that data on newborn reported after botched abortions, but either have no cases or have not yet begun the compilation of the information. Arkansas just passed such a law in the year 2019. In most cases, is not reported, the babies survive beyond 24 hours.

But the reports provide insight into a topic of attention in Congress recognized this year.

House Republicans have unsuccessfully tried, with 80 separate unanimous consent vote on the Born request for a ground-Alive abortion Survivor Protection Act, sponsored by REP Ann Wagner, R-Mo. Further, 197 Republicans and three Democrats signed up to vote for a discharge petition on the bill to the full Democrat-controlled house. The democratic minority also blocked a Senate version of the bill sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.


Two state-level developments, meanwhile, fired up the pro-life movement in the matter.

First, in January, in the state of New York enacted legislation, the abortion up to the time of birth. After a similar law was proposed in the Virginia legislation, democratic Gov. Northam was accused for child-murder, when he said: “The baby would be delivered. The infant would be comfortable. The infant would be revived, if what is desired by the mother and the family, and then a discussion would arise between the doctors and the mother.”

Northam, a pediatric neurologist, countered that he dedicated his life to serve the children and said: “any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting,” as his office and accused critics of trying to “extrapolate” his comments “in bad faith”.

But the controversy has lived.

President Trump brought the Northam comments at a rally on Thursday in Manchester, N. H.

“Virtually all of the top Democrat now supports the late-term abortion, ripping babies from the womb of the mother, right up until the moment of birth, and, in the case of the Virginia Governor—he said a rough, rough time,” Trump. “The doctor speaks with the mother. The baby is now born … and then decide whether or not to carry the baby. This is the reason why I asked to prohibit the Congress, extreme late-term abortion, because Republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from God.”

Arizona had delivered the largest number in the shortest amount of time, with the state Department of Health Services is reporting: “From August 2017 to December 2017, 10 abortion reports, fetus, or embryo, is the alive were ADHD to be made together with the medical certificate documenting the measures to safeguard the life of the fetus or embryo.”


Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reported that two infants born alive after an induced termination of pregnancy so far in 2019. The state reported six cases in the year 2018, and 11 cases in the year 2017.

The Minnesota Department of Health data shows three cases of “abortion procedure, resulting in a born-alive infant were reported” in both 2017 and 2018, and five in 2016.


Michigan has zero reported so far. Oklahoma is unclear. In this year’s report, the “number of abortions result in a child who is born alive” has the information on the left is empty, but says, “cell is suppressed to preserve the confidentiality of the surrounding entries.”

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services reported zero cases of infants after an attempted abortion. Texas’ reported, however, only be said for the health complications in the mother, Connor Semelsberger, legislative assistant, with the pro-life Family Research Council.

“These figures are in only three States, that it is much bigger than we suspect ever,” Semelsberger Fox News said. “Arizona is the outlier. They had good reporting. This is a state that takes this seriously. Arizona is really the enforcement of the laws on the books.”

Semelsberger, noted that the legislation is the protection of babies born alive passed, with strong bipartisan support in the battleground States, such as Minnesota and Michigan, which “shows a real contrast with the Democratic party at the national level and at the state level.”

Dr. Diane Horvath, research associate at Physicians for Reproductive health, argued that anti-tamper numbers of abortion”,” the complexity of the abortion.

“These data are likely to reflect cases where a woman wanted a pregnancy but will not be able to continue to play where you make the decision with your doctor, and to the end of the pregnancy by induction of labor,” Horvath Fox News in a written statement. “Examples of this are a woman, the bleeding is not life-threatening, before your baby is viable, who was in a car accident and would be serious injuries that require labor to be induced, or who received a fetal diagnosis that was incompatible with life.”

The CDC began requesting information from the States as a result of 2002) is right when she adopted a cross-party majority, a version of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which President George W. Bush signed into law, define a baby who survived a botched abortion as a person, need to be taken care of under the law. But the law carries no penalty for violations. The GOP proposals this year would be the teeth behind the law, including the possibility of a prison.


The CDC information is based on the requested voluntary information from countries, and the CDC report States, “it is possible that this number (143) underestimated the total number of deaths, with induced termination.”

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