S. 2066 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
S. 2066, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, is the Senate
version of the House-passed bill H.R. 3504. The measure, which has not yet
been assigned a Senate bill number, would amend the Born-Alive Infants
Protection Act to establish penalties for individuals who violate the latter
When the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act was passed by Congress and signed
into law by President George W. Bush, it did not contain any punishment
provisions for medical personnel who allowed to die without treatment or
took action to kill babies who survived abortions. The Born-Alive Abortion
Survivors Protection Act would correct this omission.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require any medical
personnel present when a baby is born alive following an abortion or
attempted abortion to provide the same level of care to that child as they
would to any other child of the same gestational age. The bill would also
require that a born-alive abortion survivor be transferred to a hospital and
that anyone with knowledge of a violation of the law report it.
A health care practitioner who allows an aborted-alive baby to die would be
subject to a criminal fine and up to five years in prison, or both, under
the proposal; such an individual who takes action to kill a baby aborted
alive would be charged with murder.
The text of S. 2066 is not yet available online.
The sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is Senator
Ben Sasse (NE). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at
9-22-15 The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced in
the Senate and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
9-18-15 Press release from Senator Sasse stating that he will introduce the
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the Senate on Monday,
September 21, 2015, is available at