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.