February 13, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to help draw the Democratic support that will be required for the bill to ever be called to a vote.

“This hearing is not about overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) in his opening remarks. “In fact, this hearing is not actually about limiting access to abortion at all. This hearing isn’t a debate about third-trimester, or second-trimester, or first-trimester abortion. This hearing is about making sure that every newborn baby has a fighting chance—whether she’s born in a labor and delivery ward or whether she’s born in an abortion clinic.”

The need for federal protection of abortion survivors is becoming increasingly clear, with the governors of Virginia and New York supporting measures to take the right to medical care away from infants who survive abortions.

“Thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia, we now know that pro-abortion groups and legislators believe that it should be legal to kill unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Shockingly, they have also decided that the right to abortion extends to neglecting a living infant survivor of an abortion.”

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