Pro-Abortion Radical Katie Hobbs to Veto Bill Giving Personhood Rights to Infants, Requiring Doctors to Provide Medical Treatment for Infants Who Survive Attempted Abortion

Katie Hobbs is continuing her agenda to veto nearly every piece of Republican-sponsored legislation, including Senator Janae Shamp’s SB1600, which would require doctors to care for an infant born alive and entitle an infant born alive to be treated as a legal person under Arizona law.

This would apply to infants who survive abortion procedures and assign a class six felony charge to any healthcare provider who refuses to provide care for a live infant.

Katie Hobbs is a pro-no-limit abortion radical.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Katie Hobbs, as a legislator, voted against similar legislation requiring doctors to maintain a baby’s life if they survive an abortion. Further, she voted against abortion limitations every chance she was given as a State Legislator.

Kari Lake War Room tweeted last week,

.@katiehobbs has vetoed 89% of the bills that have come to her desk so far.

That number is on track to be 93% by next week.

These are good bills she’s killing to hurt republicans.

What she’s really doing is hurting all Arizonans.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported on an interview with CNN where Katie Hobbs refused to say whether or not she supported radical abortion policies like “no limits” on abortion.

She made her stance clear with this veto.

Kari Lake released the following statement on Friday:

Katie Hobbs Vetoes SB 1600, Reaffirms Support For Legalized Infanticide.

On Friday, Katie Hobbs vetoed SB 1600, State Senator Janae Shamp’s bill seeking to mandate medical treatment for babies who survive an abortion.

On the campaign trail, Kari Lake stated that Hobbs “supports abortion right up until birth and after birth. She supports that if a baby survives a botched abortion that the baby dies on a cold metal tray.”

Lake then asked the media in the room to ask Hobbs directly what her position was. They refused. Now, we all know that Kari Lake was right: Katie Hobbs supports infanticide.

Kari Lake Released the Following Statement:

In 2017, when Katie Hobbs was in the Arizona legislature she voted NAY on SB 1367, a bill that required physicians to revive a viable fetus after an abortion. Six years later, after vetoing a nearly identical bill, Hobbs has reaffirmed just how extreme her position on abortion truly is.

I spent the entire gubernatorial campaign giving an unequivocal defense of babies and their mothers. Katie Hobbs was allowed to spend her time hiding her radical policy positions from the people of Arizona because the Fake News was focused on lying about me instead of covering issues that matter.

Had the corporate media actually done their jobs and educated the public on Hobbs’ views, Arizonans would have been horrified. They would have known that Katie Hobbs is an extremist who has no business leading our state. Now, due to the rotten November election, Arizonans have been saddled with a “Governor” who prioritizes Planned Parenthood over the people of Arizona. It’s disgraceful. 

I will continue to shine the light on Hobbs’ radicalism and I will always fight to save as many lives as possible. 

Kari Lake War Room says the legislature is unable to override Hobbs’ vetoes because Arizona Democrats vote “in lockstep with Katie Hobbs.” They added, “Infanticide is now a part of their party platform.”

Rep. Lydia Hernandez was the only Democrat out of the House and Senate who voted in favor of this bill.

Life News reported,

Arizona Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs said this week that she will veto legislation that would protect newborns who survive abortions from infanticide.

Tucson Sun reports Hobbs’ communications chief made the announcement after the state House passed the bill in a 32-26 vote Thursday with support from Republicans and one Democrat, state Rep. Lydia Hernandez, D-Phoenix. The state Senate passed the bill in February.

“It overrides patient and clinician decision making in complex and highly personal circumstances,” Hobbs spokesperson Murphy Hebert told Capitol Media Services.

Arizona Senate Bill 1600 requires medical professionals to provide life-saving medical care to any infant who is born alive, including one born in an abortion. Those who neglect to do so could face criminal charges.

In the past two years, 18 babies were reported born alive during abortion procedures in Arizona, according to 2020 and 2021 abortion reports from the state Department of Health Services. Those same years, nearly 400 unborn babies were aborted past 21 weeks gestation. Today, premature babies born are surviving at 21 weeks, thanks to modern medical technology.

Despite the evidence, most Democrat lawmakers attacked the legislation, claiming it would interfere with families’ personal medical decisions and force doctors to provide futile care to dying babies, according to the report.

Pro-life leaders and lawmakers refuted the claims, pointing to language in the bill that allows a parent or guardian to refuse medical treatment for their newborn when the potential risk outweighs the potential benefit to the child or will do nothing more “than temporarily prolong the act of dying when death is imminent.”

Responding on Twitter, Cathi Herrod, president of the pro-life Center for Arizona Policy, said the governor’s decision to veto the life-saving bill is “cruel” and “heartless.”

“[The] bill requires medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment be given to any baby born alive. If death is imminent, parents can refuse the care,” Herrod wrote. “Horrific to leave a baby to die without reasonable care. Heartless. Cruel. Evil.”

During the House debate this week, Republicans and the lone Democrat, Hernandez, said newborns who survive abortions or have serious medical problems deserve the same basic medical care as any other baby.

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Jordan Conradson, formerly TGP’s Arizona correspondent, is currently on assignment in Washington DC. Jordan has played a critical role in exposing fraud and corruption in Arizona's elections and elected officials. His reporting on election crimes in Maricopa County led to the resignation of one election official, and he was later banned from the Maricopa County press room for his courage in pursuit of the truth. TGP and Jordan finally gained access after suing Maricopa County, America's fourth largest county, and winning at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Conradson looks forward to bringing his aggressive style of journalism to the Swamp.

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