The 10 Catholics who refused to protect newborn babies from infanticide


Yesterday, 44 Democrats voted to block legislation to protect newborn babies who survive an abortion.

Not a single Republican voted against the legislation. Even pro-abortion Susan Collins voted in favor of protecting these babies.

Included in the 44 Democrats who block the bill are 10 Senators who claim to be Catholic:

  • Maria Cantwell, D-WA
  • Dick Durbin, D-IL,
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY
  • Tim Kaine, D-VA
  • Patrick Leahy, D-VT
  • Ed Markey, D-MA
  • Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV
  • Bob Menendez, D-NJ
  • Patty Murray, D-WA
  • Jack Reed, D-RI

You can see the full list of how every Senator voted here. (Here’s a list of each Senator’s religious affiliation.)

Thankfully, Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA, and Joe Manchin, D-WV, voted yes.

If the other Catholic Democrats had joined with them, this legislation would have passed the Senate!

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.


  1. I believe a Catholic excommunicates himself or herself and for a Bishop or Cardinal to excommunicate someone like Gov. CUOMO of NY would be to make a hero/martyr out of someone who does appear to WANT to be a “martyr for the cause” of a “woman’s reproductive rights”. WHO will protect the rights of the BABY, who is a different person than his birth mother — a PERSON with his or her own DNA!!!!!

    • Ronald Sevenster on

      Nonsense. Church penalties should be applied to such monstruous crimes. Gov. Cuomo a martyr? Come on! He is filth from the gutter and should be treated that way.


    Would the bishops excommunicate catholic politicians if they voted for legislation allowing bishops to be killed?

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