Washington—The Senate failed tonight to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S.311). This common-sense legislation, which received bipartisan support, would have required medical care to be given to babies born alive during failed abortion procedures. Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman:
Opposition to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is morally reprehensible and medically unjustifiable. No argument can be made in support of willfully denying medical care to a newborn child or refusing to admit the infant to a hospital. Senators who voted against this bill have revealed just how radically out of touch they are with mainstream America, where 77% of voters support this bill’s policy.
Tonight’s vote in the Senate revealed that this is in fact an issue greater than paltry partisanship and those that voted against it have sided with legalizing infanticide. The opportunity to do the right thing now falls to the House. Members will soon have the opportunity to sign a discharge petition to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote and force the extreme left to decide: will they too support infanticide or provide medical care to our most vulnerable?