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

 

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.