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!
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.