Cornyn Votes to Protect Life in the U.S. Senate
by John Cornyn on February 26, 2020 at 11:52 AM
Yesterday, I voted for both the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I spoke about this legislation recently on the Senate floor. Excerpts are below, and video can be found here.
On the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:
Voting for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is how each member of this chamber can go on-record to say they are against killing innocent babies.
There's one goal with this legislation and one goal only: to give every baby a fighting chance.
In a rational world, we wouldn't be having this discussion, but would rather unanimously be condemning this practice for the evil that it is. I'm proud to be an original cosponsor of the bill and once again to vote to stop the practice of infanticide and protect babies who survive abortions alive.
On the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:
Passing this legislation wouldn't make the United States an extreme outlier when it comes to abortion practices. In fact, it would put us in line with international norms.
Currently, only seven countries in the world allow elective abortions after 20 weeks. One of them, of course, is the United States, and the other countries on the list should make all of us second-guess allowing abortions beyond 20 weeks. China, Vietnam, North Korea, countries with a history of human rights violations are hardly the model that we should aspire to.
It's time to give every baby a chance to live and stop doctors from performing abortions on infants that feel pain.
On the Senate Pro-Life Caucus:
Our friend from Montana, Senator Daines, established the first-ever Senate Pro-Life Caucus to fight for the rights of our most vulnerable citizens.
I appreciate our colleagues, Senator Sasse, Senator Graham, Senator Daines, for their leadership on this legislation and for consistently fighting for the most vulnerable among us.
I will be a proud vote yes on both of these bills: yes to protecting newborn babies, yes to equal medical care for all infants, and yes to a fighting chance for all babies.