Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
On Monday, February 25, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold a vote the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311).
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require that a baby born alive after a botched abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” including transportation to a hospital. Who could disagree with that?
The bill applies the existing penalties of the federal murder statute to anyone who performs “an overt act that kills a child born alive.” The bill also empowers women with a right to sue their abortionists and others for harm caused by violations of the act.
This legislation is in direct response to pro-abortion legislatures in several states seeking to strip prolife protections from their state laws in anticipation of Roe v. Wade being overturned soon. New York removed protection for born-alive babies from their state law.
Meanwhile, attempts to bring up the legislation for unanimous consent in the U.S. House have been blocked for several days running.
If you do one prolife thing in the next few days, make it be informing others about this issue. Another option is letting your U.S. Senators know what you think about this. Senator Gary Peters can be reached at (202) 224-6221. Senator Debbie Stabenow can be reached at (202) 224-4822.
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