All people are against killing a baby after birth, right?
Well, some in Congress have tried to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act 80 times. Each time, however, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has blocked the full House of Representatives from voting on the bill—in spite of the fact that 77% of Americans and 70% of Democrats support this commonsense legislation.
Earlier this week, Congressional Republicans hosted a hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) featuring an abortion survivor, a former abortion provider, and a neonatologist. The hearing highlighted something I previously shared with you—that the Born-Alive Bill is not a complicated bill. It simply requires that any child who survives a botched abortion be given proper, life-saving medical care. As shocking as it sounds, this care is not required by law, nor does it necessarily happen.
Though rare, babies do survive late-term abortions, and while most states do not report these cases, seven states do. In three of those states—Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida—at least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions since 2016. Sadly, when a child does miraculously survive a botched abortion, there is often no effort to care for them or give them medical attention. Presumed to be “unwanted,” these babies are either left on the abortion room table to die from neglect; placed in closets until they bleed or starve to death; or killed by other means. Remember Kermit Gosnell?
Because the Democrat leadership refuses to allow a vote on H.R. 962, House Republicans introduced a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act—a seldom-used option to force a vote on legislation in Congress. To date, 201 Members of Congress, including some Democrats, have signed the discharge petition. 218 signatures are required, so we are now just 17 names shy of forcing a vote on this life-saving bill. All the members of the Kansas delegation to Congress have signed the discharge petition, except one – Sharice Davids
The question is, why hasn’t Congresswoman Sharice Davids signed the discharge petition yet?
Does she oppose infanticide? We want to know, and my guess is, you would like to know as well.
Sharice Davids has been endorsed by abortion advocates in Kansas. However, this vote is not about abortion or even a “woman’s right to choose”. This vote is about protecting a completely BORN, separate living being. Even most ardent abortion supporters would agree that once a baby is born, life has begun. So it makes no sense for leadership or Rep. Davids to be blocking this vote.
If you live in her district, please click here to send a message to her TODAY, urging her to demonstrate her opposition to infanticide by signing the discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It will only take a few seconds!
Together, let’s send a message to Representatives Davids—that we want the law to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Thank you for supporting the BORN!
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy
P.S. If you are wondering where our U.S. Senators stand on this issue—on February 25, 2019, Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts voted FOR advancing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. Senator Moran even spoke forcefully in favor of the bill on the Senate floor.
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.