House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, have made their pro-infanticide stance clear: For the past seven months they have blocked all attempts to have a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) leading to House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s procedural tactic known as a discharge petition.
The petition has been signed by more than 200 members of Congress but needs at least 218 signatures to bring H.R. 962 to a floor vote. The bill would require hospital care to babies born after failed abortions and levy fines or even a prison term for abortion doctors who intentionally kill the infant abortion survivor.
In response to Democrat obstruction, House Republicans invited pro-life medical experts and others to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a hearing to examine the abortion survivors legislation. The hearing was held in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center because Speaker Pelosi denied House Republicans a committee hearing room.
Jill Stanek, a pro-life activist with Susan B. Anthony List, explained that babies born alive can survive for an hour or more, enough time to get them medical care to save them. Stanek then added, “How far will doctors go to comfort themselves for letting abortion survivors die? Pretty far. Clearly, little abortion survivors desperately need Congress to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to provide them with legal medical protections and not leave open the decision whether they live or die.”
Since every Republican House member has already signed it, the remaining signatures have to be from Democrats. See if your member of Congress has signed the petition, and if not, encourage him or her to do so today.
“I live for the day when abortion is not just illegal but it is unthinkable, and what is happening to these babies that are born because they are unwanted is unconscionable,” said Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., one of the hosts of the hearing.
Examining the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Full Hearing)
YouTube, Steve Scalise
Speaker Pelosi’s Hearing Problem
Family Research Council
Born Alive Act Tracker
Discharge Petition Concerning H.Res. 102
Where Does Your Representative in Congress Stand on Infanticide?
Family Policy Alliance
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