It was four days before a vote that will be talked about for years. Of course, that irony was probably lost on Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) -- but it wasn't lost on us. The same woman leading the fight for legal infanticide chose last Thursday to tour Seattle Children's Hospital, walking the long hallways where she would argue only wanted kids deserve care.
"It was wonderful to visit the @seattlechildren's Hospital-North Clinic in Everett, WA this week," the senator tweeted. "I had a great time meeting the dedicated staff and seeing firsthand how they use their resources to serve children and families throughout Northwest WA." But by early this evening, Patty Murray will have taken the unbelievable position that some children don't deserve those resources -- not even when they're lying alone in a hospital just like that one, fighting to survive.
There will be people like Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) who try to hide what they've just done. They'll cloak their votes in comfortable words and euphemisms. "This bill," he said earlier, "would establish new requirements for health care practitioners in the case of a fetus who survives an abortion." There's no such thing as a "fetus" who survives an abortion. There are only newborns. Infants. Children.