Sen. Hassan Replies to Message on Born-Alive Bill

I heard back from Sen. Hassan in reply to my emailed request to her that she support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Her message appears to have nothing to do with the bill, which calls for care of children who survive attempted abortion. I note that she arrived at her position after, in her words, “careful consideration.”

If I hear from Sen. Shaheen, I’ll post her reply as well.

Thank you for contacting me with your support for S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. I value your opinion and appreciate you taking the time to write to me about this important issue.

Late term abortions in the United States are exceedingly rare and occur in the context of complex and difficult health care decisions. I believe patients — in these situations women — must be provided the freedom, privacy, and dignity to make these decisions in consultation with their health care providers and family, in accordance with their consciences, and free from government interference. If a proposed law does not meet this standard, I will be compelled to oppose it.

Thank you again for writing to share your thoughts, and I hope that you keep in touch with me. Though we may not see eye to eye on this issue, I take your concerns seriously and hope that you know I arrived at my position after careful consideration. For more information on this and other important issues please visit my website at https://www.Hassan.Senate.Gov/.

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, pro-life activist, hiker.

9 thoughts on “Sen. Hassan Replies to Message on Born-Alive Bill”

  1. This is not complex. It’s quite simple actually. Baby born, that is now a new US citizen and a person with natural and inalienable rights. Very simple.

  2. From Hassan:
    “I believe patients — in these situations women — must be provided the freedom, privacy, and dignity to make these decisions in consultation with their health care providers and family, in accordance with their consciences, and free from government interference. If a proposed law does not meet this standard, I will be compelled to oppose it.”

    Bottom line: if we close the door and don’t tell anyone it is okay to kill or let the baby die.

    1. …since if the door is closed, who’s to say when the abortion is actually “complete”? Your bottom line just might be on target.

      In legislative debates in Concord, I have actually heard testimony that requiring care for born-alive kids amounts to legislators telling doctors how to practice medicine. Well, apparently they need to be told.

  3. We call something “complex and difficult” when we know it’s really wicked but would like to reserve the right to indulge it now and then.

  4. This is an example of extreme “confirmational bias” as she cannot even see beyond the so-called “rights” of the woman to the baby!

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