It is odd that we live in an age where that question almost seems normal. Aren’t we all against killing an infant?
As you may know, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has blocked the entire House of Representatives from voting on a bill that would protect babies from infanticide over 21 times. So now the members of the House are taking a drastic action to force Speaker Pelosi to let the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act (HR962) come to the floor.
The Born-Alive Act simply requires that any infant that survives an abortion should be given proper, life-saving medical care. As astounding as it sounds, such care is not required by law and does not necessarily happen.
House Republican leadership has decided to take charge by introducing a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – a seldom-used option to force a vote on legislation in Congress.
This week, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Minority Whip, along with Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) are asking their Congressional colleagues to sign the discharge petition to bring this bill to a vote. The discharge petition requires the signatures of at least 218 Members of Congress in order to force a vote on the Floor of the House.
This action has special significance for Kansas. We have shown time and time again that we are a pro-life state. Therefore, we should have representatives in Washington who reflect those pro-life values. We thank Rep. Ron Estes, Rep. Steve Watkins, and Rep. Roger Marshall for signing the petition already. If you live in her district, please ask Rep. Sharice Davids to stand for life and sign this petition. We need bipartisan support if we are going to make this action happen.
In order to end the killing of abortion survivors, please send a message to your Representative asking them to sign the discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It only takes a few seconds in our Action Center. Even if they have already signed it, they will appreciate the encouragement of knowing that Kansans from across the state support their efforts.
Your representative needs to hear from you on this matter – let them know that you want the law to require that we protect the most helpless of the helpless in our nation. You can track who signs the discharge petition on the website of the Clerk of the US House of Representatives.
So, where does your Representative stand on infanticide? Whether they will sign the discharge petition or not will tell you what you need to know. As we stand for a Kansas where all lives are cherished, let us lead the way to a nation where the same is true.
Standing for all lives,
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy
PS. Please share this webpage with your friends and family on social media. When you do, remember to use these hashtags: #letusvote and #endinfanticide – your work to increase awareness of this travesty will only help to turn the tide in the long run.