(CNSNews.com) -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) refused to say whether he thinks an unborn baby with a human liver and a human heart is a human being.
At Hoyer’s weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, CNSNews.com asked him: “On the abortion issue, do you think that an unborn baby with a human liver and a human heart is a human being?”
“Look, I’m not going to get into the medical questions on that very, very controversial and very tough issue for people. They have to make their determinations,” Hoyer responded.
CNSNews.com followed up, asking him: “If it’s not of the human species, what species is it?”
“I’m done. I’m done here,” Hoyer said.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Senate voted 54-42 to block further action on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Pro-life senators were six votes short of the 60 needed to end debate and vote on the bill, which would ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy.