House Republicans working to get a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, is a bill that would protect a baby born alive after a failed abortion, and provide for appropriate medical care for that child.

It is hard to understand how anyone could oppose such a measure.

Yet the Democrats in Congress are opposing it. In the last Congress, House Republicans did pass this measure. In this Democrat-controlled House, however, the leadership does not even want to allow a vote on the measure.

On every legislative day since Feb. 6, House Republicans have been asking for unanimous consent for the House to consider the bill. Yesterday marked the 50th time such a request was made, and denied by the Democratic leadership.

Here you can view the complete playlist of the videos showing these requests and denials.

So in order to force a vote on the bill, on April 2 Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) used a Congressional procedure called a discharge petition that requires 218 signatures to bring the Born Alive bill up for a vote despite the objections of the Democrat leadership.

All Republican members of the House have signed, as have three Democrats (out of 235). We need only 18 more of those 235 Democrats to muster the courage to sign the petition.

At this link, you can find an updated list of those who have signed the discharge petition: http://clerk.house.gov/116/lrc/pd/petitions/DisPet0001.xml

The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act does not restrict abortion in any way. It simply recognizes that when a child has been born, he or she deserves the same legal and compassionate protections as every other American. This should not be a partisan issue.

Please read and share our action alert on this item, asking citizens to urge their Democrat representatives to sign on to this discharge petition, and also asking citizens to inform other voters of their Representative’s position on this bill.


Get more information and action items on exposing late-term abortion at www.ExposeAbortion.com. 


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