A heartbreaking report highlights the birth of several live babies after failed abortions in the state of Texas during 2019. The appalling facts underline the seriousness of the abortion practices and the terrible consequences they can have both for the mother and the primary victims, the unborn children. 

A new statistical report prepared by Texas Health and Human Services on abortions in Texas indicates the birth of several babies alive after failed abortions during the year 2019.

In 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill requiring that physicians present during a failed abortion must “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health” of a live-born baby as they would under normal circumstances. 

Unfortunately, during the year 2019, at least six babies have been born alive after failed abortions and died later. 

Texas State Representative Jeff Leach, the author of the legislation, called for a thorough investigation of the care provided to live-born babies in 2019, despite attempts to abort them, adding that the figures in the report should “shock the collective conscience. 

“I call on the Texas Attorney General and appropriate law enforcement agencies, with the full weight and force of Texas law, to investigate and unleash holy hell on those responsible for these heinous crimes,” Leach wrote in a statement posted on his Twitter account.

The report also highlights other complications during abortions in Texas, including more than 100 “incomplete abortions” and more than 50 hemorrhages and infections in women who have abortions.

According to the report, at least 56,600 babies died in Texas’s qualified clinics during 2019, thanks to the abortion industry. 

Of these, 4,788 abortions were performed on teenage women between the ages of 16 and 19, and more than 300 were performed on girls between the ages of 11 and 15.

For a long time, it was left to each state to decide the fate of live-born babies after failed abortions. In fact, according to a recent study, 16 of the 50 states do not have laws protecting children born after attempting abortions. 

But it’s worth remembering that on Sept. 25, Donald Trump, the most anti-abortion president in U.S. history, announced the signing of an executive order to ensure that live-born babies, including those who survive abortion, receive the medical care they need to safeguard their integrity.

“Every infant born alive, no matter the circumstances of his or her birth, has the same dignity and the same rights as every other individual and is entitled to the same protections under federal law,” the executive order said.

It now remains for the various states, especially those governed by Democrats generally dominated by the abortion agenda, to enforce the mandate and guarantee the rights provided by the president.