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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council applauds the Republican Minority in the U.S. House of Representatives for scheduling a hearing on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House leadership have blocked a vote on the bill more than 80 times and have refused to schedule a hearing or sign the discharge petition for the bill.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins stated:
“Minority Whip Steve Scalise and the members involved in this hearing have gone to great lengths to hear testimony on why Congress must act to protect infants born alive after a failed abortion. It reflects the sad state of our politics today that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is actively blocking even a vote on a commonsense law against infanticide.
“Everyone, especially people of faith, who understands that every human being is created in the image of God has a duty to speak out on behalf of newborn babies that cannot speak up for themselves,” continued Perkins.
“Every baby born alive is a person and deserves to be protected. Babies should be greeted with the warmth of a thermal cap, not a cold operation table. To remind Congress of this truth, we are committed to delivering 90,000 baby hats to Speaker Pelosi,” concluded Perkins.
The minority-led hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 10, at 1:00 pm ET in Room HVC-215 of the Capitol Visitors Center.
The hearing will feature testimony from: Jill Stanek, Dr. Kathi Aultman, Dr. Robin Pierucci, and Tessa Longbons.