Montana Voters Reject Measure Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

Brittany M. Hughes | November 10, 2022
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In case you were wondering just how evil our society could get, the answer is...pretty dang evil.

That case was just proved in Montana, where voters rejected a proposal that would have mandated doctors give life-saving medical care to babies born alive following botched abortions. 

Montana Referendum No. 131, dubbed the "Born Alive Infant Protection Act," stated that doctors must render “all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life” of babies born alive, including those who survive abortion attempts. The proposal would have levied criminal penalties against medical providers - though not mothers - who failed to comply, threatening them with up to 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Again, for literally leaving a baby to die.

Related: Vermont Among Three States To Codify Abortion ‘Rights’

After a full-throated campaign by leftists who called the measure an "affront to reproductive rights" and falsely claimed that children who survive abortion attempts aren't routinely left to die alone (side note: yes, they are, and it happens all the time), the measure failed by some 19,000 votes, with Montana voters rejecting it 52% to 48%.  

Similar measures have also been rejected by Democrats and pro-abortion Republicans in Congress at the national level. Because apparently, protecting the most vulnerable in our society is too much to ask of the party that runs on a platform of defending the disenfranchised, poor, and needy.