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March 27, 2019

Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Ann Wagner for lead discharge petition effort to protect born-alive abortion survivors

Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Ann Wagner for lead discharge petition effort to protect born-alive abortion survivors
U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) (pictured) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) today announced that a discharge petition on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act will be filed next Tuesday, April 2. Once the petition is signed by a majority of House members, it will force a vote on the bill on the House floor. If enacted, the bill would extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during an abortion.

On February 25, the U.S. Senate voted 53-44 for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, failed to receive the 60 votes necessary to invoke cloture due to efforts by pro-abortion Democrats to block its advancement.

“We applaud the efforts by Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Ann Wagner to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the forefront of the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats who oppose this bill should be forced to explain to their constituents why they believe abortion is such an absolute ‘right’ that it protects what amounts to infanticide: willfully withholding life-saving care from a born-alive infant.”

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