Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement announcing that the House will vote on H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act, next week on the March for Life:
“Under Republican leadership, this House has consistently stood for life. Last year, the House passed—among many other pro-life bills—the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which banned abortion at 20 weeks when science shows babies can feel pain. Unfortunately, almost all of our Democrat colleagues voted against that bill. Their votes were an attempt to ensure America remains one of only seven countries that allows radical late-term abortions.
“Next week—the week of the annual March for Life when tens of thousands of Americans come to Washington to give voice to the voiceless unborn—the House will vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act. This bill states simply that if a baby is born after a failed abortion attempt, he or she should be given the same medical care as a baby born any other way. In line with our longstanding commitment to empower women, mothers will never be held criminally accountable. However, doctors who fail to provide medical care to newborns will be held criminally accountable. There is absolutely no ambiguity here. This is about protecting babies who are born and alive, and nobody should be against that.”