The Colorado legislature recently rejected a bill in which the main purpose is to protect a baby who survives an abortion.
If bill 1068 of the House of Representatives had been approved, it would order doctors to provide medical care to a child born alive during or after the performance of an abortion.
Violation of this law would entail a civil fine of approximately $ 100,000, which would be enforceable by the prosecutor. It would also constitute a serious crime of class 3 and endeavor the doctor’s conduct with the reputation of “non-professional conduct“.
The state representative and co-sponsor of the bill, Shane Sandridge, said: “It’s not an abortion bill, it’s a murder bill.“
ColoradoPolitics.com reports that Chris Kennedy, another state representative, specifically explained that no person wants to see a neglected or murdered child in terms of making a medical decision become a crime.
“I do believe the effect of this bill to create a new felony for this kind of action would have the effect of limiting access to abortion in this state,” he said. “I think that is a legitimate concern and a real problem.“
The opinion of those who defend life
For supporters of abortion, the law is largely harmful to women’s rights; but on the other hand, life advocates say that all babies should receive the same attention.
For some pro-life advocates, the question about this dispute is why the Democrats would allow a practice that is evidently equivalent to infanticide.
“Pro-abortion Democrats oppose this bill and they should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry’s agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide,” said Jennifer Popik, legislative director of National Right to Life.
“It is outrageous that a born-alive human person may be subjected to lethal violence with impunity or be treated as if she is medical waste.“
Jeff Hunt’s statements
After rejecting the law, the director of the Centennial Institute, Jeff Hunt, wrote the following words in his official Twitter account:
“The Colorado legislature just voted down a bill that would require a doctor to provide medical care to a child who is born alive after surviving an abortion. A child is born, in need of help, and the Colorado legislature voted against mandating care. God have mercy.”
Apart from this, Hunt gave some very thoughtful statements about the two views in this case.
“If you lean towards protecting a woman’s right to choose, you do so by inflicting horrible violence upon a child to end its life. That’s just not right,” he explained.
The Colorado legislature just voted down a bill that would require a doctor to provide medical care to a child who is born alive after surviving an abortion.
A child is born, in need of help, and the Colorado legislature voted against mandating care.
God have mercy.
— Jeff Hunt (@jeffhunt) February 11, 2020
For the director of the Centennial Institute, the pro-life defense is personal. This is due to his little daughter was born at only 27 weeks gestation.
Hunt motivates people to continue fighting for the rights of the unborn even though officials have different views.