Protecting the Lives of Innocent Children
The House Votes for Life
I released the following statement after the House passed major pro-life legislation, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:
As tens of thousands of Americans march in D.C. today to celebrate the sanctity of life, the House took action to protect human life. Whether you’re pro-choice or strongly pro-life as I am, we can all find common ground in that any baby born alive should have immediate, emergency healthcare. I am proud to support meaningful legislation that advances pro-life and pro-family protections.
BACKGROUND: The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712), introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07), provides greater protections for born-alive infants. The legislation requires health practitioners to exercise the same standard of care as if the child was born alive at the same gestational age and holds medical providers accountable by subjecting violators of the bill to a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both. A provider who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive will be charged with murder.
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