A recent A-T article was titled, “Dems block Senate GOP bill on infants surviving abortions.” The bill would have required doctors to give the same degree of care afforded any other birth. The baby would have had to be immediately sent to a hospital. Doctors who would have violated these requirements and other medical staffers who didn’t report these violations could have faced fines and up to five years in prison, as it should be. The article also stated that doctors who intentionally killed a child born alive after an abortion would face prosecution, potentially the death penalty or life in prison.

My thoughts are: What has happened to people’s consciences? Why would anyone vote against letting a newborn baby be given humane necessary treatment? When has it become OK to decide only certain babies should be given proper care? How can another human being watch a baby struggle to survive, knowing that proper care is not being given?

We are all created by God and only he has the right to decide when we die. Refusing treatment to newborn babies is infanticide, also called murder! A doctor takes an oath to protect life. Parents should protect their gift from God, at all costs. And our legislators should protect ALL of us. Please pray for our vulnerable babies and for our country. I end with the Bible quote from Psalm 139:13-14: You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise You because I am wonderfully made; awesome are your works.

Mary Arbogast,

New Riegel