In recent days, Christians have watched helplessly as liberal lawmakers across the country have aggressively pushed to protect and expand abortion access. Millions were shocked beyond belief to hear lawmakers even advocating for post-birth abortion — infanticide!
That’s why the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is the most important piece of legislation in a generation. The bill would guarantee that any child born alive in the context of an abortion would be provided full legal protection as a living human being and that medical treatment must be provided to attempt to save the child’s life. There is currently no federal law which requires medical professionals to provide treatment for children born alive after attempted abortions.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Senate bill S.311) is scheduled for a floor vote this afternoon.
Christians must urge every single U.S. Senator to loudly reject the barbarism of infanticide and support the Born-Alive bill…
Outcome of the vote on February 25th:
Today, by a vote of 53 to 44, the Senate has blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill required 60 votes to overcome the legislative filibuster.
This legislation was about one thing, a baby that survived an abortion receiving medical care. Yet, those opposed to the legislation argued in the same, tired way that this would limit women’s access to safe abortion and health care.
Three Democrats – Senator Robert Case Jr (PA), Joe Manchin (WV), and Doug Jones (AL) – voted with Republicans in favor of the legislation. Every Democratic senator running for president voted against the bill.
Three Republicans did not vote on the bill – Lisa Murkowski (AK), Kevin Cramer (ND), and Tim Scott (SC).
We are extremely disappointed in these results and what it means for the view of life in our nation. Many of you sent a message to your Senators in support of this bill, and we thank you for taking action. We must continue to do so when there are so many aggressive voices choosing to value the convenience of choice over the sanctity of life.
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