Infanticide in America must end.
Yes, infanticide is happening in America. To stop it, Congress must pass The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (HR 619) authored by Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2).
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ensures that any infant who survives a botched abortion is given life-saving medical care. Unfortunately, such care is not required by law.
Babies do survive late-term abortions. In just the five states that report on this (Florida, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota and Oklahoma), 25 babies survived abortion attempts in 2017—indicating that the number of abortion survivors nationally could be between 150 and 200 per year.
Can you imagine that a precious baby who miraculously survives a brutal abortion is given no medical attention? These “unwanted” babies are “being left to die in a utility closet.” They are left to die from neglect on abortion tables, or killed by other means.
If the scourge of abortion were not bad enough already, our nation’s laws further devalue life by permitting babies born alive to die for lack of basic medical care. Infanticide is as appalling as human nature can possibly be. Born alive infant protection bills have passed the House twice in previous years and once in the Senate. Surely ALL members of Congress can oppose the killing of a baby after birth.
But Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refuses to allow a vote on HR 619. Thankfully, House Republican leadership has a solution: a discharge petition. With at least 218 signatures (the majority of the U.S. House) on a discharge petition, House Members can bypass Speaker Pelosi and force a vote on HR 619.
On Wednesday, one of the 31 new pro-life women Members of Congress Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), bill author Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) are expected to file the discharge petition on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Now, we need your help to get at least 218 Members of Congress to sign the petition and bring HR 619 to a vote.
How can you help?
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 in our Action Center.
Your representative needs to hear from you on this matter – tell them we must ensure the law protects ALL newborn children in our nation.
P.S. Your voice makes a difference!
Last year, you helped gather 205 signatures – including every Republican and 3 Democrat Members – on the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act discharge petition. This year, with 211 current pro-life members in Congress, plus two more who will be sworn in soon, we are closer than ever to a victory on this issue!