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Tulsi Gabbard getting slammed from left over bill protecting abortion survivors

Tulsi has introduced a couple of pieces of legislation that seem to be overtures to the right. Is she planning on running again in 2024 as a left/right crossover Democrat, or as Independent, or even switching parties?

By Sam Dorman, FOX News

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is facing a wave of backlash from the left after she introduced legislation designed to ensure infants receive proper medical care after surviving abortions.

Introduced on Tuesday, the amendment bore resemblance to another “born alive” bill that House Democrats rejected earlier this year.

Some on Twitter argued that Gabbard was attacking women’s rights and trying to address a non-existent problem.

“Tulsi Gabbard also introduced a redundant bill that claims to protect infants in the infinitesimally rare cases they are born after attempted abortions,” feminist Jill Filipovic said, noting that “infants are already legally protected.”

Democrats have generally argued that legislation is redundant as the Born Alive Infant Protection Act of 2002 already guarantees care for babies who survive abortions. That particular bill clarified that born alive children had the same rights as others, but didn’t directly apply penalties in the statute itself. National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis has argued that “born alive” legislation is necessary for that very reason.


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