Democrats rejected the proposal to count the fetus as “Vulnerable Populations”
Amendments proposed by Republicans to H. R. 535 on drinking water standards included the definition of unborn children as "vulnerable populations". In a Friday vote, 219 House Democrats voted against recognizing the fetus as "populations."
The author of the idea was Republican Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
“When it comes to pregnant women that are at risk, there are two people at risk,” McMorris Rodgers said Friday. “The pregnant woman, and the unborn child.”
BREAKING: Democrats JUST blocked us from protecting unborn children from hazardous chemicals that harm development.— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) January 10, 2020
RT to tell them to stop denying the science that the development of a child starts in the womb. #prolife pic.twitter.com/G2a3q06uIN
According to official information, among those who do not consider unborn children “vulnerable populations” were New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
In her talk about preventing the use of chemical water by pregnant women, McMorris Rodgers emphasized the importance of protecting an unborn baby.
“This motion to recommit is simple, it’s clear, it’s direct. It clarifies the protection of vulnerable populations must include any unborn child,” Republican Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. “Yesterday Chairman Pallone recognized the potential harm these chemicals can have on child development. Today, Speaker Pelosi reiterated the importance of protecting expectant mothers. By rejecting this amendment, you would be further denying the science of the development of a child in the womb.”