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Rubio Delays Vote on Biden Nominee Over ‘Defense of Infanticide’

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Senator Marco Rubio has delayed a committee vote on President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead global health development at the U.S. Agency for International Development, citing the nominee’s past comments on gruesome partial birth abortion techniques.

“Atul Gawande’s defense of infanticide is disqualifying,” the Florida Republican said in a statement. “Infanticide should be condemned, not celebrated, but Gawande’s radical, anti-life views are becoming mainstream in today’s Democratic Party.”

“President Biden should withdraw Gawande’s nomination and replace him with someone who is committed to upholding the agency’s mission of saving lives,” Rubio, a senior Republican on the Senate Committee for Foreign Relations, added.

Partial birth abortions have been banned in the United States since the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act passed Congress in 2003. The act was signed by former President George W. Bush, and the Supreme Court upheld it as constitutional in 2007.

According to the legislation, a partial birth abortion is one in which an abortion doctor delivers a living baby........

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