After the leadership debacle on Capitol Hill, where it took 15 votes to seat Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, Republicans are already undoing what the Biden administration has done. US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) is now reintroducing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
The Born-Alive Survivors Act is a piece of legislation that has already been introduced in the US House in previous years. The bill intends to provide mandatory care for infants that survive abortion procedures. US Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) previously called the legislation, “necessary.”
His team has also publicly stated, “this is about making sure that every baby receives the same degree of care, whether they’re born in a hospital or an abortion clinic.”
“The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is a key part of Republicans’ promise to the American people to uphold the value and sanctity of life. Over the last four years, the Democrat-controlled House has failed to vote on this bill, and we’re ready to change this, ensuring that babies born alive during abortion procedures receive the lifesaving care they deserve,” stated Congresswoman Cammack. “All life is sacred and I’m honored to join with Majority Leader Scalise and Rep. Wagner in making this statement so early in this Congress.”
Democrats have largely feared that the legislation would result in the criminalization of doctors who perform abortions. Not only are infants surviving an abortion unlikely.
“The bill maligns and vilifies providers and patients to push a false narrative about abortion later in pregnancy,” Dr. Kristyn Brandi, a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, told Vox in an email last year.