UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th. It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...
September 18, 2015
Both Pro-Life Bills pass the U.S. House!
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
H.R. 3504 enacts an explicit requirement that a baby born alive during an 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. In addition, the bill applies the existing penalties of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1111 (the federal murder statute) to anyone who performs “an overt act that kills a child born alive.” This would apply, for example, to an abortion clinic staff person who dissects a breathing born-alive infant in order to harvest an intact liver, or to an abortionist who ends a born-alive baby’s whimpers with a sharp blow to the skull, or by snipping the spine. In addition, the bill would empower women who are harmed by violations of the act to sue abortionists or other persons, or organizations, who are responsible for the harm.
Defund Planned Parenthood
H.R. 3134 - A bill proposed by Congresswoman Diane Black (R-Tn.) would place a moratorium on federal funding to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We strongly supported passage of Congresswoman Black's bill.