The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to require medical care for babies who survived failed abortion attempts, with 210 Democrats opposing the measure.
Thousands of people protested outside the California state capitol Tuesday, appalled at the advancement of what they describe as a “diabolical” bill that removes all civil and criminal liability in the deaths of newborn babies, CBN News reports.
In a move that pro-life groups have decried as legalizing infanticide, California has introduced a bill that would absolve parents and medical staff of any criminal or civil liability for the death of a newborn baby in their care, even if the cause of death is suspicious, Christian Headlines reports. The hearing for a similar bill in Maryland was recently canceled after a public outcry.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has signed into law Senate Bill 157, the “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act,” which requires doctors to provide life-saving treatment to babies born alive after an attempted abortion or face criminal charges, the Hill reports.
House Republicans are pushing for a vote on a bill that would require doctors to care for infants who survive abortions.
Massachusetts House and Senate lawmakers approved a highly controversial bill Tuesday, substantially expanding access to late-term abortions and removing a law mandating doctors to try and save babies born alive during abortions. The H.B. 5179 bill also lowers the age at which young women can have an abortion without parental consent from 18 to 16.
On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) signed a bill requiring doctors to provide medical care to a baby that survives an abortion.
Democrats defeated two measures Tuesday aimed at highlighting late-pregnancy abortions, in votes raised by Republican leaders ahead of the 2020 elections to put their opponents on the record over a controversial practice.
Republican Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, are leading the charge to revitalize and pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Pro-life lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives failed to muster enough votes to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act on Wednesday. The measure would have created civil and criminal penalties for abortionists who fail to offer the same care to babies born alive after botched abortions as they would to other patients. Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed the bill on April 18, calling it ‘an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients.’
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed legislation that would have clarified that babies born alive after botched abortions are to receive medical care that is similar to what other premature babies would receive.