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

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—

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 H.R. 962 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.

The question is, why haven’t Congressman Ben Ray Luján, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small, and Congresswoman Deb Haaland signed the discharge petition yet?

Do they oppose infanticide? We want to know, and my guess is, you would like to know as well.

Please click here to send a message to them TODAY, urging them to demonstrate their 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 Luján, Torres Small, and Haaland—that we want the law to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Thank you for supporting the BORN!

Vince Torres
President and Executive Director

P.S. If you are wondering where our U.S. Senators stand on this issue—on February 25, 2019, New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich voted AGAINST advancing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the U.S. Senate.

 

Dear Friends,

As we’ve seen in the news for the past months, certain states find it completely acceptable to kill a baby after birth. I find this reprehensible.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 962, was introduced into Congress and would counter these laws at a federal level. The bill would effectively prohibit infanticide. It simply requires that a baby born during an abortion attempt receive the same medical care as any other newborn.

Pro-life members of the House have tried to vote on the Born-Alive Act over and over. In fact, they’ve tried 81 times! Each time, however, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has blocked the full House of Representatives from voting on the bill.

Because the Democrat leadership has refused to allow a vote on H.R. 962, House Republicans filed a discharge petition on the Born-Alive Act to force a vote. However, they are still 17 signatures shy of the necessary 218 to force a vote on this life-saving legislation.

What can you to do about this? First, I ask that you pray. Pray that at least 17 members of Congress have the courage to sign and that the vote happens. To call upon our Heavenly Father is an amazing privilege, and as it says in James 5: 16, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

The second thing I’d like to ask is that if you have not already done so, thank our Representative, Kelly Armstrong, for already signing this discharge petition, and more generally, cosponsoring the Born-Alive Act. We’ve made it very easy for you to thank him. Simply visit our Action Center, fill in your information (it takes less than a minute), and let Representative Armstrong know that North Dakotans support his strong stand on life.

We North Dakotans elected Representative Armstrong, in part, for his strong stand on life issues. Now we need to let him know we are proud of him for keeping his promises. We want the law to protect the lives of all, especially the most vulnerable among us who do not have a voice!

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

 

Dear Friends—

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.

 

There is good news out of Washington today — in Congress, to be exact.  Yes, you heard me correctly!  Today at 1 p.m. ET, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), bill sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) and the Pro-Life Caucus will host a hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

This “minority hearing” is a rare occurrence on Capitol Hill.  Whip Scalise has taken the initiative to hold a hearing with four expert witnesses to accurately demonstrate why legislation is necessary to provide life-saving care to infants born alive during abortions and end infanticide.  More than 30 pro-life Members of Congress are scheduled to participate.  You can watch the hearing live here.

While many opposed to life would like us to believe that infants never survive abortion, we know that is not the case.  According to state health data, at least 40 babies were born alive during abortion attempts in three states since 2016.  Unfortunately, those states — Arizona, Florida and Minnesota — plus four more which require statistics but have yet to report any — are the only states in the nation now tracking infants born alive during abortion.

The fact of the matter is, we know that some infants survive abortion attempts.  In fact, one witness at today’s hearing — former RN Jill Stanek — will describe her eye-witness account to babies left to die after surviving abortions in an Illinois hospital.

Because we know infants can and do survive abortions, we must ensure they are protected by law.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 962, will prohibit infanticide.  The bill simply requires that a baby born during an abortion attempt receive the same medical care as any other newborn.  It’s common-sense and the only humane response to born-alive abortions.  Any newborn — wanted or not — has a right to medical care to preserve their life.

When nearly half of all states lack protection for born-alive infants, and several states (New York, Virginia, Illinois and Vermont) have moved recently to legalize late-term abortions and repeal born-alive laws, the time to act is now.

Unfortunately, House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) have blocked a vote on this common-sense legislation 81 times.  This action is nothing less than an obstruction of justice for life!

Whip Scalise and Rep. Wagner filed a discharge petition on the Born-Alive Act to force a vote in April, but they are still 17 signatures shy of the necessary 218 to force a vote on this life-saving legislation.  To date, two Democrats have joined all 197 Republicans to sign the petition.  House members who have signed are listed here.

If your representative hasn’t yet signed the petition, please send a message asking them to sign the discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today. It only takes a few seconds in our action center.

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 vulnerable in our nation and end the obstruction of justice for life.

With you for life,

Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy