Born-Alive Abortion Survivors: Just the FactsBy Patrina Mosley and Connor Semelsberger
On the 46th memorial of Roe v. Wade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act which repealed legal protections for infants who survive abortion. The celebration of this law in New York City, followed by comments by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam which seemed to endorse infanticide has launched the question of born-alive abortion survivors into the conscience of America.
Congress and state legislatures across the country have responded to these radical positions by putting forth legislation to protect infants who survive abortion. However, Democrat politicians have blocked efforts in Congress and in state legislatures to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which requires that life-saving medical care be given to babies born alive after failed abortion attempts. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to bring this bill up for a vote in the House over 45 times, and Democrat Governors in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Montana have all threatened to veto similar legislation. There has been much debate and false information spread about these bills and the general nature of infants born alive after an abortion attempt. Here are the facts.