Stop Infanticide! Urge Your Senators To Support And Vote For The “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (S. 311)

Tony Perkins
2019-02-21

Dear Jerry,

Early next week the Senate will vote on Sen. Ben Sasse’s (R-Nebr.) "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (S. 311) to stop infanticide. Urge your senators to support and vote for this bill that will stop infanticide of babies born alive after failed abortions!

Does this happen? Yes! Can it be stopped? Yes! Despite the horrors of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in 2013, who killed at least 3 babies born alive, and the 2015 Center for Medical Progress' videos of Planned Parenthood workers dissecting precious infants for body parts - some of whom were possibly born alive – our federal laws in this country still lack any teeth to hold abortionists accountable.

On the 46th anniversary of "Roe v. Wade", Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) began a radical abortion trend across the states by signing into law the Reproductive Health Act which allows abortion through all stages of pregnancy and removes explicit protections for babies born alive following a failed abortion. Additionally, in defending a Virginia Democrat bill that allows abortion up through birth, Governor Ralph Northam (D-Va.) stated what appeared to be an endorsement of letting born-alive babes die when he said: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” Since then, several more states have introduced bills to expand late-term abortions including Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico, and Vermont. This is unacceptable!

As a response, Senator Sasse introduced the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (S. 311). Congress must pass this bill to stop abortionists from killing, harvesting organs, or denying medical care to infants born alive who survive an attempted abortion. The brutal killing of these children is something our government should not tolerate.

It is essential that we enforce and strengthen former President George W. Bush's 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act that recognized and defined in federal law that a child surviving a botched abortion is a full person. This law, however, did not create legal enforcement tools. Who would have thought born-alive infants would be killed? But they are.

Senator Sasse’s "Born-Alive" bill provides the necessary enforcement tools by requiring health care practitioners to treat babies born alive after failed abortion attempts with the same care they would give a baby born at the same gestational age and creates penalties for the intentional killing of infants born alive. The bill also gives the mother of a child born alive a private right of action to seek relief in case an abortionist was to kill her born-alive infant!

Your U.S. senators need to hear from you! Please email your senators and urge them to vote FOR Senator Ben Sasse’s "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (S. 311).

Thank you for your vital work in defense of innocent human life.
Standing (Eph. 6:13),

Tony Perkins
President

Family Research Council
801 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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