The president of the United States, Donald Trump, signed an executive order that seeks to ensure medical care for newborns during abortion procedures, cases that occur very infrequently.
“Every baby born alive, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, has the same dignity and the same rights than any other individual and is entitled to the same protections, “says the order signed by Trump. The text conditions the granting of federal funds to hospitals to comply with this order.
Secure medical care
Despite the fact that the laws in force already protect the lives of newborns, in his executive order Trump assured that in some hospitals the baby health care extremely premature or ill, “even when parents ask for treatment.”
“It is the norm in United States recognize the human dignity and inherent worth of every newborn or other young child, regardless of prematurity or disability, “said the president.
Trump signed this order on the eve of his announcement of the nomination of a new judge for the Supreme Court of the United States, which according to local media will be the ultra-conservative Amy Coney Barrett, and in the middle of the presidential campaign.
Ultra-conservative against abortion
He ultra-conservative movement and Republicans have tried in recent years to restrict or ban abortion rights in the United States, something that would be closer to happening with Barrett’s appointment by consolidating the right-wing majority of six to three in the High Court.
In the United States the abortion is legal in practice since in 1973 the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional any interference by the State in the decision of women about pregnancy. Barrett would replace progressive Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last week.
The republicans They have tried unsuccessfully to pass laws similar to the executive order signed by Trump in Congress, although those texts considered prison sentences for doctors who denied medical care to these newborns.