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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Family Research Council’s Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on the topic of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
In her oral testimony, Grossu said,
“Infanticide is unacceptable in a civilized society, regardless of what one may think about abortion itself…
“The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act explicitly requires health care practitioners to treat born-alive abortion survivors with the same care they would treat any other baby born and admit such babies immediately to a hospital.
“It also provides enforcement mechanisms such as criminal sanctions and penalties to hold abortionists accountable for killing born-alive infants.
“However, the bill expressly excludes any prosecution of the mother of a baby born alive, and it gives her a private right of action to seek relief if an abortionist were to kill her born-alive infant.”
The Born-Alive Act is needed because not one person has been charged under current federal law of killing born-alive babies, even though there are hundreds of documented cases of born-alive babies who died after an abortion attempt.
She continued, “The White House promised that the President would veto the Born-Alive legislation citing it would have a “chilling” effect. I cannot think of a more chilling effect than continuing to let U.S. abortionists get away with infanticide.”
She concluded by saying that the proposed legislation will “ensure that babies born alive after attempted abortions will be given the best medical care available and the full and equal protection of our laws.”
To read Grossu’s oral testimony, please see: http://www.frcblog.com/2016/09/testimony-need-born-alive-abortion-survivors-protection-act/
To read Grossu’s full written testimony, please see: https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Grossu-Testimony-09.23.2016.pdf