GOP lawmakers try to force floor vote on abortion survivors protection bill

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Apr 18th, 2021 3:23 pm

Last Updated Apr 19th, 2021 at 9:13 pm

House Republicans are trying to force a vote on the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act," which would require abortion providers to care for babies born after failed abortions.

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) filed a discharge petition on Wednesday. If a majority of the House signs the document, the House would be required to consider the bill.

The bill requires any "practitioner present at the time the child is born alive" to "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age."

Abortion providers would also be required to "ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital."

"I urge my colleagues to stand up for what is right in putting an end to the dangerous, immoral abortion practices that take place daily in our country," Cammack said.


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