A baby’s right to life does not change because it was born in an abortion clinic instead of a delivery room. Under current law, medical professionals in abortion clinics can stand idly by and watch a newborn child die. Their refusal to administer care is equivalent to infanticide.
On Monday, the Senate will vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require medical professionals to tend to the needs of newborn infants, even if they are born during a failed abortion procedure. This should not be a partisan issue, and the independent advocacy group Heritage Action for America is leading the effort to build bipartisan support for this bill in Congress. You can learn more about Heritage Action’s plan here.
After the New York and Virginia bills, how should Heritage engage states to protect unborn children?