On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It is a sad commentary on our nation when we must even consider such a proposal. It is an outright travesty when not enough elected officials vote to extend basic protections for the most vulnerable among us—babies who somehow miraculously survive abortions.

In the U.S. Senate, in order to avoid a filibuster, 60 senators must vote for what is called cloture on any legislation before it can advance. In other words, without 60 senators voting to agree to continue with debate, any given bill will fail.

The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was no different from any other legislation in this respect – without 60 votes, the bill will fail.

That is what happened on Tuesday – on a bill to stop infanticide, fewer than 60 of 100 U.S. senators voted to protect survivors of botched abortion.

It failed on a 56-41 vote, with 41 senators voting to kill it.

We want to make sure you know how your senators voted on this most basic bill because it serves as a barometer of just how far some elected officials will go to protect abortion. Failing to vote to protect abortion-injured babies makes it abundantly clear where 41 U.S. senators stand on the issue of life in general.

You can use our Action Center to find out how your senators voted. Just click here and then enter your zip code and/or address to get the information you need.

We have also made it easy for you to communicate with both of your senators about this vote. Once you find out how they voted, we have provided an option for you to “Take Action” to thank them or to ask them to reconsider their position on the Born Alive Bill. Our system will automatically generate the appropriate messages that you can simply personalize as desired.

It is important to note that three senators running for President were not even present Tuesday to vote on the matter, although they have already been outspoken in their radical support for abortion on the campaign trail. We have set up a message addressing their failure to vote as well.

Thank you for standing strong, being informed and taking action on this matter.

For life,

Robert Noland
Communications Manager

Dear Friends:

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). Per the bill’s title, the intent of the legislation was quite simple—to protect babies who survive botched abortions by requiring doctors to provide proper medical care after birth. 60 votes were needed to advance the bill. Sadly, just 56 Senators (53 Republicans and 3 Democrats) supported the motion.

Many people have asked me, “Why is this legislation even needed?” Answer—because when a newborn baby survives a botched abortion, some people actually believe it is acceptable to let that child die. You may recall Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s infamous comments last year when speaking about a failed abortion resulting in a live-birth: “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Let’s be honest—those comments and the arguments made by other radical pro-abortion extremists are not about abortion at all. They are about infanticide, which begs the question:

Where do our U.S. Senators and Representatives stand on infanticide? The answer is sobering.

Did you know that all five members of our delegation oppose the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and have actively blocked its passage?

Senator Tom Udall (D) Voted “NO”
(S. 311, Procedural vote on 2/25/2020)

Senator Martin Heinrich (D) Voted “NO”
(S. 311, Procedural vote on 2/25/2020)

Representative Deb Haaland (D) Blocked Vote
(Refused to sign discharge petition, 2019-2020)

Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D) Blocked Vote
(Refused to sign discharge petition, 2019-2020)  

Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D) Voted “NO”
(H.R. 4712, Passage vote on 1/19/2018)

I believe these votes and actions will one day be regarded as some of the most severe human rights violations in U.S. history—votes in which our federal officials decided that a child who has been born should be left unattended to die a slow and excruciating death.

Three of these five New Mexico politicians will be on the ballot this year and we, the people, will decide whether or not they should continue to lead our state and nation. Representative Ben Ray Lujan wants to be our next U.S. Senator. Meanwhile, Representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small want another term in Congress.

President Ronald Reagan once stated, “we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide….and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.”

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Libertarian—most of us agree that babies born during botched abortions are no less human or worthy of life than other infants. This is not a political issue. This is a human rights issue, and this November, I encourage you to support those candidates who will uphold the human right to live.

Standing for life, family, and freedom,

Vince Torres
Executive Director

 

That’s a rhetorical question, right?  Unfortunately, no.  Many would debate whether newborns have a right to life – and just such a debate will ensue in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday when the body votes on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311).  Make your voice heard today by asking your senators to vote for life!

When it comes to infants born during attempted abortions, some actually believe it’s okay to kill a newborn.  You may recall Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s infamous words last year when speaking about late-term abortions: “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

To be blunt, those comments – and the arguments made by other pro-abortion extremists – are not about abortion at all, but rather about infanticide.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require that babies born alive after a failed abortion receive medical care.  It seems simple enough.  After all, babies are routinely and consistently provided medical care upon birth.  There is no litmus test for how wanted the baby is or for any other qualification; medical care is given because newborns require it.  Sen. Ben Sasse’s bill would affirm that truth and make clear in federal law that babies born during attempted abortions are no less human or worthy of life than other infants.

Sen. Sasse (R-NE) has said, “Everyone in the Senate ought to be able to say unequivocally that killing [a] little baby is wrong. This doesn’t take any political courage.… There should be no politics here that are right versus left, or Republican versus Democrat.”  We couldn’t agree more!

The Senate is also poised to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 3275) on Tuesday.  This bill, authored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, when scientific evidence tells us an unborn child can feel pain.  It is noteworthy that the United States is one of just seven countries worldwide which permit abortions after 20 weeks; the others are China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada and the Netherlands.

More than 20 states have so far enacted laws to protect babies older than 20 weeks.  We applaud Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin for passing such laws.  Yet we must work to protect unborn babies in EVERY state of the union.

Please take a few moments today to call and email your two U.S. Senators to urge them to vote in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 3275) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311).

Thank you for standing with us to protect life!

For the babies,

The Family Policy Alliance Team

“The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.” Joseph Stalin

The juggernaut communist leader can aptly be described as a moral monster by historians for his despotic and brutal regime that killed 43 million people. Stalin had an acute awareness of human behavior as it faced mind-numbing amounts of casualties. Humans become desensitized by compartmentalized data. The overwhelming numbers suppress our emotions and personal connections to the real lives lost.

Therefore, to prevent the conscience of our culture from growing distant and emotionally unmoved by the tragic deaths of nearly 62 million people that have been aborted since the catastrophic decision in Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement gathers across the country to march for life. This past Wednesday in Trenton, we gathered with many pro-life activists and legislators at the NJ Rally for Life organized by our pro-life partner, NJ Right to Life.

The civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., also remembered this week, has said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

In NJ, preborn children and at-risk women lack safety and security under state law. Women are not protected by informed consent laws when faced with the difficult and dangerous decision of abortion. Children in the womb are not afforded equal rights of protection even when viable during the late stages of pregnancy. Governor Murphy has stated publicly his intention of perpetrating further injustice against the unborn, despite NJ already having abortion laws like those in North Korea and China.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey® will continue working with our pro-life coalition partners across the state to end abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy through the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and guarantee medical services for children who survive an abortion through the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Our long-term goal is to see life cherished in NJ from conception to natural death.

Friend, when there are many victims, it is easier to look the other way. Don’t allow human psychology to cripple your advocacy for the cause of life.

Women and children are not statistics.

On behalf of the preborn,


Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy


Len Deo
Director of Alliances, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

Last week during the Congressional hearing on Infanticide, a nurse, Jill Stanek, from Oak Lawn, Illinois testified that she was on duty one night when she witnessed a precious baby die because he was deemed unworthy of life. She told members of Congress that she recalled a night when she saw another nurse on the way to a “soiled utility room” with the child. The nurse was one her way to drop the child off for “Comfort Care.” “Comfort Care” being a euphemism for “being left to die in a utility closet.”

The testimony of Mrs. Stanek confronted our country with the reality that rather than wrapping these little babies in blankets and providing them the very best medical care, they are abandoned. The word for allowing a baby to die like this is: Infanticide.

One would imagine that such an issue would rise to the highest level of concern for Congress and that a hearing would have been held immediately but efforts to do so been repeatedly blocked by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). After 81 attempts to have the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) heard, Congressional Republicans, and several Democrats willing to stand against their party leadership, used a special procedural rule called a discharge petition to force a vote on this life-saving legislation and reveal the reality of Infanticide in the United States for all.

H.R. 962 is a very simple bill. It simply requires that a health care professional “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of a child” for a baby who survives an abortion attempt.

It is a startling reality that such care is not required by law in many places and consequently does not happen. Since the infant is presumed “unwanted” after the abortion attempt, the terrible stories like the one Mrs. Stanek gave become reality.

Our U.S. Representative, Liz Cheney, deserves our thanks for co-sponsoring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and her consistent stand for a child’s right to live.

In Wyoming we must continue to find and support those who understand that the right to life is a basic “unalienable” right.

As we move toward launching Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming, would you consider standing with us as we seek to promote a nation and Wyoming where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished!

Sincerely,

Nathan Winters
Director of Advocacy – Wyoming

“I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion.
Hippocratic Oath, 245 AD
Foundational text for medical ethics in Western Civilization

Last week, we informed you of the horror of babies born alive after a botched abortion being refused medical care and even left in closets to die by professionals who swore to do no harm.  Sadly, the Hippocratic Oath has been replaced with a smug hypocrisy from abortionists. This atrocious disregard for historical professional standards that value life continues to shock society with gross national news headlines. Recently, 2,246 fetal remains were discovered at the house of a deceased Indiana doctor. Where is the moral outrage from the mainstream culture? A more demanding question is this – where is your moral outrage?

It seems that the collective conscience of Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and much of her party at the federal level, has drifted towards callousness. The rights of babies to receive medical care that have survived outside the womb after a failed abortion has been denied a committee hearing 81 times this year alone. I strongly encourage you to read last week’s email for the latest update on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962). Congressman Chris Smith (R) is the only congressman from New Jersey that has co-sponsored this federal bill.

Therefore, since our elected Congressmen and women have evaded their moral responsibility in Washington D.C., it is imperative that our state legislature in Trenton must act! You can help!

The Born Alive Protection Act (NJ A5287/S3905) was introduced on May 13, 2019 and currently has 18 co-sponsors in the Assembly and 3 co-sponsors in the state Senate. We have met with over thirty state legislators in recent weeks advocating for the passage of this bill.

Family Policy Alliance of NJ, as part of the leadership team of a statewide pro-life coalition, is in search of a child who was born in NJ between the 20-24-week mark of gestation. It is our hope to find families who will share their story about the beauty of life at the “preemie” yet viable stage of human development. A personal story from a family directly impacted by a premature birth will help to end the 1,240 yearly late term abortions in NJ. Do you know of a family who will be willing to share their experience? There is a special informational meeting scheduled for interested families on Thursday, Oct 24 at 7:30pm in Warren, NJ. Please contact newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com for more information.

 We cannot rest from our efforts to guarantee a new-born child born after a failed abortion receives the same standard of medical care and a birth certificate recognizing their precious life just like a premature baby born in our state!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy


Len Deo
Director of Alliances – Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

 

Two weeks ago, during the Congressional hearing on Infanticide, a nurse, Jill Stanek, from Oak Lawn, Illinois testified that she was on duty one night when she witnessed a precious baby die because he was deemed unworthy of life. She told members of Congress that she recalled a night when she saw another nurse on the way to a “soiled utility room” with the child. The nurse was on her way to drop the child off for “Comfort Care.” “Comfort Care” being a euphemism for “being left to die in a utility closet.”

The testimony of Mrs. Stanek confronted our country with the reality that rather than wrapping these little babies in blankets and providing them the very best medical care, they are being abandoned. The word for allowing a baby to die like this is–Infanticide.

One would imagine that such an issue would rise to the highest level of concern for Congress and the issue would be addressed immediately but efforts to do so have been repeatedly blocked by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). After 81 attempts to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962), Congressional Republicans, and several Democrats willing to stand against their party leadership, are trying to use a special procedural rule called a discharge petition to force a vote on this life-saving legislation.

H.R. 962 is a very simple bill. It requires health care professionals to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of a child” for a baby who survives an abortion attempt.

It is a startling reality that such care is not required by law in many places and consequently does not happen. Since the infant is presumed “unwanted” after the abortion attempt, the terrible stories like the one Mrs. Stanek gave become reality.

Unfortunately, eleven of our twelve New Jersey Congressmen and women have been unsupportive of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Only Congressman Chris Smith (R) has co-sponsored this bill. We applaud his consistent stand for a child’s right to live.

The battle to protect babies that have been born is also taking place right here in Trenton! The Born Alive Protection Act (NJ A5287/S3905) was introduced on May 13, 2019 and currently has 18 co-sponsors in the Assembly and 3 co-sponsors in the state Senate. We have met with over thirty state legislators in recent weeks advocating for the passage of the Born Alive Protection Act in NJ.

Would you consider standing with us as we seek to promote a New Jersey where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished!

Sincerely,
Shawn
Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

Len
Len Deo
Director of Alliances – Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

Dear Friends—

This seems like an odd question to ask because, surely, all people are against killing a baby after birth, right?

Well, as it turns out, some in Congress have tried to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act nearly 30 times this year alone. And sadly, each time, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), has blocked the full House of Representatives from voting on the bill.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) is not a complicated bill. It simply requires that any infant 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, five states do—Florida, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota and Oklahoma. In these five states alone, 25 babies survived botched abortions in 2017.

Sadly, when a baby 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.

Because the Democrat leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives refuses to allow a vote on H.R. 962, the 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.

We want to know, and my guess is, you would like to know as well. This discharge petition will tell us, and all Representatives Luján, Torres Small, and Haaland have to do to express their opposition to infanticide is add their names. The discharge petition requires the signatures of at least 218 Members of Congress to force a vote on the bill, and we need your help to urge our Representatives to sign on.

Please click here to send a message to your Representative TODAY urging them to sign 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 our Members of Congress—that we want the law to protect the most helpless among us.

Thank you for standing for life.

Vince Torres
President and Executive Director

Vince Torres, Executive Director
Call me ignorant or naïve, but I never though the abortion culture would lead us to a place where 44 U.S. Senators would condone infanticide. And yet, that is precisely what took place on Monday when the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Per the title of the bill, the intent of the legislation was simple—to protect babies who survive botched abortions by requiring that they receive medical care after birth. 60 votes were needed to advance the measure. It garnered 53.

I believe this vote will go down as one of the most severe human rights violations in U.S. history—a vote in which 44 U.S. Senators decided that a child who has been born should be left unattended to die a slow and excruciating death. And sadly, our two U.S. Senators from New Mexico—Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich—were among the 44.

Also among the 44 were the 6 announced Democratic candidates for President of the United States—Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. I mention these names because many of these politicians will be on the ballot in 2020, and at that point, we, the people will decide whether or not they should continue to lead our nation.

When you vote in 2020 and beyond, please remember February 25th, 2019. Remember this vote. Remember these names.

Together, let’s turn our collective outrage into action and let’s be part of the change we desperately want and need.

“[W]e cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide….and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.” -President Ronald Reagan