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ALERT: US Senate to Vote TONIGHT on “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”

UPDATED: Tonight, Monday, February 25th, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a measure designed to save the lives of babies born during an abortion or attempted abortion. If you have not done so already, please contact both of North Carolina’s U.S. Senators—Richard Burr and Thom Tillis—cosponsors of this legislation, to let them know how important this is to North Carolinians AND, to babies in states where the lives of the unborn are being deemed worthless. 

Although it staggers the mind that such a bill is necessary, American Family Radio reports that this exact same bill “passed the House in September 2015, but a Senate Republican majority allowed the bill to die. Senate Republican leadership, namely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is responsible despite the overwhelming number of Republican senators who would have voted for the bill.”

Therefore, it is essential that we send a strong message of support to our senators’ offices in Washington to:

  1. Thank them for their support of S.311, and
  2. Implore them to urge their Senate colleagues to also support S.311.

Senator Richard Burr:  (202) 224-3154

Senator Thom Tillis:  (202) 224-6342

S.311–Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), would recognize that an infant who is born alive during or after an abortion procedure “is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”

Although this provision is similar to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in 2002, S.311 would also require “any health care 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” and then “ensure that the child…is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.”

A health care practitioner who violates the law could be held criminally liable for murder and subjected to civil penalties including monetary damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees.

Please call Senator Burr and Senator Tillis NOW to thank them for their support of S.311 and to implore them to urge their Senate colleagues to do the same! 

To read more about why this bill is necessary, see this February 6 article in National Review.

Thank you for Taking a Stand for LIFE and against the brutality of infanticide!  


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