Washington—Heritage Action supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and is launching an advocacy campaign to build a bipartisan coalition of 218 lawmakers to sign a discharge petition to force a vote on the House floor.
A baby’s right to life does not change because it was born in an abortion clinic instead of a hospital. No matter where a baby is born, physicians should be required to attend to their medical needs—not leave them to die. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would do just this by requiring medical professionals to tend to the needs of newborn infants, even if they are born during a failed abortion procedure. Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman:
Providing medical care to babies born alive during failed abortions should not be a partisan issue. Many Democratic Congressmen campaigned on a moderate platform, against their radical party leadership. For them, refusing to sign a discharge petition would be breaking a major campaign promise and a total violation of their constituents’ trust.
While the radical-left continues to alienate America with its “abortion at all-costs” agenda, moderates should join with conservatives to protect life and pass this common-sense legislation.
The advocacy campaign will utilize grassroots activism, digital advertising and Member education. Heritage Action will deploy its nearly 500,000 activists nationwide to engage directly with their Members of Congress in soliciting a commitment of support to bring this important bill to the House floor.
The following is a preliminary list of districts where Heritage Action intends to prioritize resources: