Stop Infanticide! Email Representative Kustoff

Next week, on Tuesday, April 2, Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) will file a discharge petition, which is a way to force a vote on Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-Mo.) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) to stop infanticide. Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leaders have refused to bring this bill for a vote over 20 times! The discharge petition needs 218 Member signatures in order to force House leadership to bring this bill for a vote. Urge your representative to sign this discharge petition and support this bill that will stop the murder of babies born alive after failed abortions!

Does infanticide happen? Yes! Can it be stopped? Yes! Despite the horrors of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in 2013, who killed at least three babies born alive, and the 2015 Center for Medical Progress’s videos of Planned Parenthood workers dissecting precious infants for body parts — some of whom were possibly born alive — our federal laws in this country still lack enforcement mechanisms to hold abortionists accountable.

On the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) began a radical abortion trend across the states by signing into law the Reproductive Health Act which allows abortion throughout all stages of pregnancy and removes explicit protections for babies born alive following a failed abortion. Additionally, in defending a Virginia Democrat bill that allows abortion up through birth, Governor Ralph Northam (D-Va.) stated what appeared to be an endorsement of letting born-alive babes die. Since then, Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont have considered similar abortion expansion legislation. Thanks to the great constituent response around the country the abortion bills in Arizona and New Mexico have been defeated!

In recognition of the need to protect babies born alive after failed abortions, Minority Whip Steve Scalise filed a discharge petition to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) for a vote. Congress must pass this bill to stop abortionists from killing, harvesting organs, or denying medical care to infants born alive who survive the first attempt on their lives through abortion. The brutal killing of these children is something we cannot tolerate as a nation.

It is essential that we enforce and strengthen former President George W. Bush’s 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act that recognized and defined in federal law that a child surviving a botched abortion is a full person. This law, however, did not create legal enforcement tools. Who would have thought born-alive infants would be killed? But they are.

Rep. Wagner’s Born-Alive bill provides the necessary enforcement tools by requiring health care practitioners to treat babies born alive after failed abortion attempts with the same care they would give a baby born at the same gestational age and creates penalties for the intentional killing of infants born alive. The bill also gives the mother of a child born alive a private right of action to seek relief in case an abortionist was to kill her born-alive infant!

Your U.S. Representative, Representative Kustoff needs to hear from you! Please email and urge Representative Kustoff to sign the discharge petition to bring Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-Mo.) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) to a vote.

Standing (Eph. 6:13),

Tony Perkins
President

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