Dear Speaker Pelosi,
Current federal law does not sufficiently protect babies who survive an attempted
abortion. While the law recognizes that all infants born alive are “persons,” babies who
survive an attempted abortion are left defenseless because there is no requirements that the abortion provider treat the infant with the same degree of care they would provide to any other newborn.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) would remedy this problem by requiring that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” including transportation to a hospital.
However, your Democrat House Leadership is refusing to hold a vote on this legislation.
Therefore, we the undersigned call on you to allow a vote on legislation that would protect babies who are born alive following an abortion attempt.