June 29, 2021

Pro-Life House Members Sign Discharge Petition to Vote on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)
After returning from extended medical leave, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) became the 212th House Member to sign a discharge petition to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to a vote before the full House of Representatives. As they have in previous sessions of Congress, however, pro-abortion legislators refuse to let the bill even receive a vote.

The petition must receive 218 signatures to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act out of committee and put it before the full House of Representatives for debate and a vote.

Pro-abortion legislators continue to argue that this legislation is redundant and unnecessary, but this is not true. The 2002 Born-Alive Infant Protection Act (which is often referenced by opponents of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act) does not include an enforcement provision, and therefore has no consequences for abortionists who refuse to provide care for babies who survive attempted abortions. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires these babies to be transported to hospitals where they must receive the same degree of care as any other baby.

In the last Congress, pro-abortion representatives blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for months.

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