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House to Vote on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Acts the Week of March for Life

By Dave Andrusko
NRL News Today - January 10, 2017

On Tuesday House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) announced the first great national pro-life news of 2018. “Next week—the week of the annual March for Life when tens of thousands of Americans come to Washington to give voice to the voiceless unborn—the House will vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act,” he said in a statement. The chief House sponsor of H.R. 4712 is Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn.)

Majority Leader McCarthy explained the commonsense humanity behind H.R. 4712.

“This bill states simply that if a baby is born after a failed abortion attempt, he or she should be given the same medical care as a baby born any other way. In line with our longstanding commitment to empower women, mothers will never be held criminally accountable. However, doctors who fail to provide medical care to newborns will be held criminally accountable. There is absolutely no ambiguity here. This is about protecting babies who are born and alive, and nobody should be against that.”

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act would strengthen enforcement of existing law, such as the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.

In 2002, Congress approved, without a dissenting vote, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), subsequently signed into law by President George W. Bush and codified as 1 U.S.C. §8. This important law states that “every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development” is a “person” for all federal law purposes.

Full article at NRL News Today

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