Feb 4 2019
Washington, D.C. -- Responding to Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) comments supporting abortion even after a baby is born, and New York’s passage of a radical and extreme abortion bill, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) this week introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This bill would protect babies from partial birth abortion and abortion after birth, as Gov. Northam said a law under consideration in Virginia would allow during an appearance on a Virginia radio station last week.
“Gov. Northam stated clearly explained that this measure would allow infanticide,” said Moms for America President Kimberly Fletcher. “We applaud Sen. Sasse for introducing federal legislation that would stop Virginia’s and other similar horrific state laws. The right to live is our very first divine, inherent right protected under the United States Constitution. This nation and Moms for America stand for the right to life.”
Sen. Sasse’s bill, S.130, declares that an infant born in the process of abortion is a legal person due their constitutional rights and protections under all United States laws. It would impose penalties on doctors who proceed with abortion in such circumstances. Sasse is using a dual track to expedite passage in the Senate. By invoking Rule 14 and calling for a voice vote on the Senate floor, Sasse seeks to move the bill forward quickly and head off the Virginia state bill.
“On Monday, I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated,” Sasse recently told National Review.
Moms for America President Kimberly Fletcher urges mothers and all Americans horrified at the possibility of killing babies born during the course of abortion procedures to make their voices heard regarding Sen. Sasse’s bill: “The right to life is the fundamental human right,” Fletcher said. “Without it, all other rights mean nothing. Radical laws such the one New York recently passed, and the one under consideration now in Virginia, show that some now openly support barbaric late term and even post-birth abortion. Our nation’s babies cry out for help. We cannot fail to protect our vulnerable, precious children.”
The House voted on legislation nearly identical to S.130 in January, but that vote came before Northam’s horrific comments supporting Virginia’s proposed law. This barbaric practice is finally being exposed and Americans on both sides of the aisle are declaring their disgust. Senator Sasse’s bill gives American mothers the opportunity to call their Senators and have their voices heard on this issue.
The following link can be used to find the phone numbers for members of Congress.