House Will Vote on Protections for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors While Pro-lifers March in D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2018
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today thanked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for holding a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Friday, January 19, the day of the annual March for Life.

SBA List’s National Campaign Chair Jill Stanek, a former nurse who witnessed late-term babies born alive during abortion procedures and left to die, said, “Horrific crimes are taking place in abortion facilities around the country. Children born alive are denied medical care and left to die – cold, alone, abandoned and discarded like medical waste. From Kermit Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors,’ to a D.C. abortionist admitting he would not intervene to save the baby, to a former Planned Parenthood medical director stating that the main consideration when determining whether to provide lifesaving care is who’s watching, pleading ignorance is not an option. This is infanticide, plain and simple. Everyone should be able to agree on equal protection under the law for these children.”

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser added, “We thank Leader McCarthy for bringing this bill to a vote. It makes an excellent companion to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed last October and would end the cruel late-term abortions that are so likely to produce born-alive survivors. The House has been a dynamo generating pro-life legislation over the past year and momentum is clearly building. Senate colleagues must do their part and hold a vote.”

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act expands and strengthens legislation passed in 2002 and signed by President George W. Bush that extended legal protection to infants born alive during a failed abortion.

Nationwide polling by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News has found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting late-term abortion, women in higher numbers than men.

President Donald Trump has made four key commitments to the pro-life movement, including signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law. The White House has issued a statement of support for the bill.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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