Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Acts

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Acts

Family Research Council strongly supports Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Acts, legislation that ensures that infants who survive abortion receive the same standard of medical care that would be rendered to any other newborn.

The fact that abortion survivors exist is becoming much more widely known. As of 2020, at least 203 infants in five states are known to have been born alive following an abortion attempt. As of 2021, only nine states require any sort of reporting of these cases and not all share the collected data publicly. Therefore, concrete statistics are difficult to find, but anecdotal evidence (such as the trial of infamous abortionists Kermit Gosnell, the undercover video expose of Planned Parenthood, and the callous argument of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam) suggests that the actual number of abortion survivors in the United States is likely much higher.

Key Points:

  • An infant’s right to lifesaving medical care should not depend on the circumstances of his or her birth.
  • As of 2020, at least 203 infants in five states are known to have been born alive following an abortion attempt.
  • Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Acts require practitioners to exercise professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life of infants who survive abortion, providing the same standard of care that they would provide to any other infant born at the same gestational age.

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