This week, the Kentucky General Assembly passed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, S.B. 9. And now it goes to Governor Beshear’s desk.

Infants born alive from an abortion deserve the most basic medical treatment. This bill simply requires that any child who survives a botched abortion be given proper, life-saving medical care. It also gives the Attorney General the power to enforce Kentucky’s abortion law. 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?

This important legislation has advanced due to the work of our friends at The Family Foundation who fought diligently over the past few months to get this legislation on the governor’s desk. Now they are asking you to sign their petition to Governor Beshear in support of infants born-alive.

Governor Beshear needs to hear from you!

This is not a question about abortion, but a question of whether we will recognize the humanity of an infant who even the most ardent abortion advocates will normally recognize is alive. The Born Alive Bill affirms the human dignity of each of us.

Please contact the Governor today and let him know that you support, S.B. 9, a life saving law!

For life,
The Family Policy Alliance Team

Last week our hearts were broken as we found that our Governor vetoed Senate File 97, the Born Alive bill that would have provided more legal protection for babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

While reading through the reasons for the veto, I could see that the Governor had missed the central message of the bill.

The Born Alive legislation addressed a simple truth that born alive babies have the same right to medical care as any other infant born alive. 76% of Americans agree that a born alive baby should be protected in this way.

Sadly, the last 47 years since Roe vs. Wade have marked the deadliest era in human history for healthy infants in the womb. When the debate over abortion was first starting out, the American public was told horrific stories about the lengths to which some would go to have an abortion and that it was necessary to make abortions “safe, legal, and rare”. While many pro-abortion activists claimed they wanted abortions to be “safe, legal, and rare” they worked behind the scenes to fight for the right to abort children all the way up to birth and even, infamously, to partial-birth of the child.

Today, the abortion industry has gone to great lengths to hide potentially hundreds of babies who have been left to die after failed abortion attempts, with no regard to that child’s comfort and certainly without medical care. This is called infanticide.

Senate File 97 would have ensured that a born alive infant would be given medically appropriate care and not be abandoned at the moment of birth by adults in the room.

Opponents of the bill tried to paint the picture that this bill would create a scenario where a physician would have to endlessly resuscitate the life of a desperately sick child, who is wanted by the parents, in an inhumane manner. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Senate File 97 wasn’t about forcing the survival of a child in excruciating pain endlessly. It was about preventing the “do nothing” approach reported by physicians, nurses and/or healthcare facilities across the nation when an unwanted child is “accidentally” born alive after a failed abortion. It is the unwanted child, completely defenseless, who has not a single advocate in the room to protect their life. Senate File 97 would have stood as a silent but strong guardian over this infant requiring that medical professionals carry out their ethical and medical duty to provide medical care (if appropriate) or genuine comfort care for this newborn. The physician would still have the ability to choose “what appropriate and reasonable steps” should be taken but it also made sure that the next step can’t be to do nothing.

Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming’s mission is and will always be to defend the lives of the most vulnerable among us. We will continue to advance citizenship where Life is honored, Religious Freedom Flourishes, Families thrive, and God is honored.

Thank you to every State Legislator and the numerous people from across Wyoming who worked tirelessly on this legislation. This veto has only showed us even more the need for us to stand alongside and partner with elected officials that also choose to defend the lives of the most vulnerable. Thank you for standing with us!

For life,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

Dear Friends:

The 2020 Legislative Session just drew to a close and it was an exciting year for the Inaugural Session for the new Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming!

At about 6:30 PM, after a full day in the legislature, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a Born Alive Infant Protection Act (SF 97) by a margin of 44-16!

This bill, if signed by the Governor, will prohibit doctors from allowing babies to die if they’re born alive after a botched abortion. Born Alive requires that doctors must provide the same life-saving medical care as they would for any other infant.

In addition to Born Alive passing, legislation was also passed that would prohibit the University of Wyoming from funding elective abortions. Governor Gordon has approved this effort and thankfully it is now law!

We’re proud of the Wyoming Legislature and Governor Gordon for showing that they believe in the dignity of human life.

But we still need the Governor to sign the Born Alive Infant Protection Act! Please politely encourage Governor Gordon to sign Born Alive (SF 97) into law by clicking here! Our easy action message will also thank him for approving the prohibition of elective abortions by the University of Wyoming.

After you have sent the message through our Action Center, please forward or share this message with other pro-life family members and friends in your area. It is important that Governor Gordon hear from as many people as possible.

Finally, if your State Senator and Representative supported these bills, please let them know how much you appreciate them. In Wyoming, we have the privilege of being represented by our friends and neighbors, we can get to know them personally. I encourage you to get to know your Legislators. Consider inviting them for coffee and find out how you can pray for them and bear their burdens with them (Galatians 6:2).

We know we can make a difference in Wyoming because we just saw what God did through you over this past month!

Thank you for making your voice heard and for standing for the unborn children of Wyoming.

Sincerely,

The Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming Team

Last week, Senator Robert Menendez (D) and Senator Cory Booker (D) unconscionably voted against the federal Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act (S.311). This legislation would have simply required physicians to provide the same degree of medical care for living babies who survived an attempted abortion as any other child born alive at the same gestational age. The original Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 extended legal protection to babies who remained alive after a failed abortion but failed to adequately hold physicians accountable if they refused to provide the required care. Tragically, according to eyewitness testimony heard in committee hearings, some doctors did deny lifesaving care to newborn infants! Predictably, a law without consequences becomes a guideline, an industry “best practice,” or merely a suggestion.

Senators Menendez and Booker also voted against the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would have prohibited abortions at 20 weeks, the point the child feels the pain of the procedure. Did you know 96% of nations do not allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy? Unfortunately, instead of America moving forward into the 21st century in regard to human rights, our senators decided to align themselves with nations such as China and North Korea that continue to allow abortions without restrictions.

I have said it before, and I must say it again – if preborn life and now post birth babies, are unsafe and unprotected, the government has failed us!

You have the incredible opportunity to make your voice be heard on Friday, March 6. The statewide pro-life coalition has marked this day for prayer, fasting and calling our legislative officials that serve in Trenton. Since our federal Senators failed to uphold basic human rights for babies, we must urge our state elected officials to protect the vulnerable and indefensible children of NJ by supporting the following:

You can find your legislator at our website. Select the New Jersey tab next to the Federal tab. This will give you the contact information for your one state senator and your two assembly members.

Here is a sample message you can leave with your legislators:

Hello, my name is ____________. I am a constituent; I live in ________. I am calling about the “NJ Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (S-462/A-152) and the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (S-429/A-228) to protect viable babies in the womb. I want to encourage ___________ (legislator’s name) to support these bills.

Please let me know you made the call or if you were able to dedicate a time of prayer and fasting on Friday, March 6 to save preborn babies in NJ. You can contact me at newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com.

For the sake of the unborn,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Adovcacy

Dear Friends:

In case you haven’t heard the good news, Senate File 97, Born Alive Infant-Means of Care, passed the Wyoming Senate by a vote of 23-7. Now it goes to the House of Representatives, where your voice of support is needed!

This bill is a small but very important change in the Wyoming statutes, providing greater clarity on preserving the lives of infants who have survived an attempted abortion. It ensures that they will be shown the dignity and care that all mankind should be treated with when struggling for their lives.

Standing for the Human Dignity of infants born alive is really a stand for the Human Dignity of all. When an infant is born, there should be a bipartisan recognition that this vulnerable human should be given, as the bill states, “medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the infant born alive.”

During Senate testimony last week, several young ladies drove over from the University of Wyoming and gave powerful testimony in support of the bill and impacted the senators with their testimonies. While a few hardline abortionists came to express their opposition to the bill, they were FAR outnumbered by a chamber packed with supporters of this common-sense life-affirming bill. In her closing remarks, Senator Cheri Steinmetz, the sponsor of the bill, asked for those in support of the bill to stand, and almost the entire room stood representing the overwhelming support from across Wyoming for the Human Dignity of infants.

It is now time to alert your State Representative about how you feel about this important piece of legislation. Simply click here and you can send him or her a message in 30 seconds.

After you have sent the message through our Action Center, please forward or share this message with other pro-life family members and friends in your area. It is important that the Wyoming Senate hear from as many people as possible.

Thank you for making your voice heard and for standing for the unborn children of Wyoming.

Sincerely,

The Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming Team

Dear Friends:

In case you haven’t heard the good news, Senate File 97, Born Alive Infant-Means of Care, passed the Senate Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee by a vote of 4-1. Now it goes to the full Senate, where your voice of support is needed!

This bill is a small but very important change in the Wyoming statutes, providing greater clarity on preserving the lives of infants who have survived an attempted abortion. It ensures that they will be shown the dignity and care that all mankind should be treated with when struggling for their lives.

Standing for the Human Dignity of infants born alive is really a stand for the Human Dignity of all. When an infant is born, there should be a bipartisan recognition that this vulnerable human should be given, as the bill states, “medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the infant born alive.”

Several young ladies drove over from the University of Wyoming and gave powerful testimony in support of the bill and impacted the senators with their testimonies. While a few hardline abortionists came to express their opposition to the bill, they were FAR outnumbered by a chamber packed with supporters of this common-sense life-affirming bill. In her closing remarks, Senator Cheri Steinmetz, the sponsor of the bill, asked for those in support of the bill to stand, and almost the entire room stood representing the overwhelming support from across Wyoming for the Human Dignity of infants.

It is now time to alert your State Senator about how you feel about this important piece of legislation. Simply click here and you can send him a message in 30 seconds.

After you have sent the message through our Action Center, please forward or share this message with other pro-life family members and friends in your area. It is important that the Wyoming Senate hear from as many people as possible.

Thank you for making your voice heard and for standing for the unborn children of Wyoming.

Sincerely,

The Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming Team

Tomorrow morning, a State Senate committee will be considering one of the most important bills in the 2020 Wyoming legislation session.

SF 97, sponsored by Senator Cheri Steinmetz, is a common-sense bill that would protect babies who survive an attempted abortion.

No one would have dreamed that a situation so calloused as “leaving a baby in a dirty mop closet” (testimony of one nurse last year) would be a reality in our nation. But we have seen the statements of some, such as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, become mainstream among some in our country today. Indeed, hundreds of such cases have been documented around the country.

Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming believes that every child deserves equal protection under the law!

Your voice is needed! You can quickly send a message to each of the senators on the committee by clicking here. Just add your own subject line and send.

Then please share this with others right away so you can multiply your impact.

Thank you for making your voice heard for life!

For life,

Nathan Winters