President Trump will sign the Born Alive Executive Order, mandating medical care for babies who survive abortion attempts, he announced in a video announcement played Wednesday at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
The order, he said, will "ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve." He called ensuring such care "our sacrosanct moral duty."
Senate Republicans proposed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act last year, but it did not receive the necessary 60 votes to pass after all but three Democrats voted against the bill.
? The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act signed into law by President George W. Bush specified that an infant born alive after a failed abortion is a person under the law, but does not require medical care for such babies, according to the Family Research Council.