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February 4, 2021

Flurry of Pro-Life Bills Introduced in US Congress

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Last week, several US legislators introduced pro-life bills in Congress. While they approach the issue of abortion from different angles, they all have the goal of saving the lives of unborn children.

The SAVE Moms and Babies Act

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) reintroduced the Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act last Thursday. The bill would prevent already-approved abortion drugs from having their regulation status changed. If the bill is passed, regulations such as the FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy could not be removed from current abortion drugs, and the FDA would be prevented from approving any new abortion drugs.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Also last Thursday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) reintroduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the US Senate. Representatives Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) followed up last Friday by introducing the same legislation in the House of Representatives. This bill would require physicians to provide the same degree of health care to babies who survived attempted abortions as they would to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. Physicians at an abortion clinic would then be required to transport the child to a hospital.

The Defund Planned Parenthood Act

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reintroduced two pro-life bills over the weekend as well. The first of these is the aptly-named Defund Planned Parenthood Act. This would prohibit federal funding from being given to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America or any of its affiliates. The abortion business kills more unborn children than another other US organization and while receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer funding.

The Life at Conception Act

Sen. Paul's second bill, the Life at Conception Act, would give unborn children the protections of the 14th Amendment. These protections would begin at the moment of conception.