Legislators Try to Get Vote on Born Alive Bill

A discharge petition would force the House to consider the measure.

Lawmakers are trying to force a vote on legislation that would put in place requirements for the care of infants born after failed abortions.

“I urge my colleagues to stand up for what is right in putting an end to the dangerous, immoral abortion practices that take place in our country,” said Florida Representative Kat Cammack, who filed a petition Wednesday that would force action on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. “The right to life is the most sacred, inalienable human right afforded to us in the United States,” she said.

A vote on the Act has been blocked by congressional members more than 75 times in the past few years.

A discharge petition is a procedural tactic that requires a minimum of 218 signatures from House members, a majority of the 435-member body, to force a vote on legislation. The petition faces long odds of success.

Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana said the “American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on taking steps to end infanticide.”

“Every single life is sacred and precious—no matter the circumstances of birth,” Representative Ann Wagner of Missouri said. “This should not be a matter up for debate, and I hope every Member of Congress signs this petition so these basic rights are enshrined into law.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the discharge petition will garner enough signatures for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to be brought to the House floor for a vote.
  • For officials and healthcare workers to provide care for infants who survive abortion procedures.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Daily Signal


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