(LifeNews) We live in strange times when saving the life of a newborn baby is considered controversial. A commonsense, compassionate, and overwhelmingly popular bill that protects newborn babies has now gone six months without a vote in Congress.
States like New York and Illinois have shocked the nation this year by expanding abortion up to the point of birth — even after the baby is delivered. In January, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) described his stance on abortion in an interview: “The infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desire, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
In response to this state-level extremism, Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation to ensure that a baby born alive during a failed abortion receives the same life-sustaining medical care as any other baby born prematurely at the same age.
The compassion and necessity of this bill is plainly obvious. Polling has found that 77 percent of voters — including 75 percent of independents, 70 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of women — want Congress to pass it.
More than six months later, Congress has failed to act.
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ted Budd and Marjorie Dannenfelser. It was originally published at lifenews.com, title and image changed.]
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