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Ann Louise Wagner (née Trousdale; born September 13, 1962) is an American politician who currently serves as the incumbent U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2013. The district, based in St. Louis County, is heavily suburban and the wealthiest district in the state. It includes most of St. Louis's southern and western suburbs as well as some of the northern exurbs in St. Charles County and the northern portion of Jefferson County.

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) described Democrats’ support for lawful and limitless access to abortion as an endorsement of the “murder” of babies in a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Scalise examined Democrats’ opposition to all proposed temporal restrictions on abortion.

“This is something that I think Americans across the board, no matter where you stand on the issue of abortion, people recognize that if a baby is born alive, if a baby literally survives an abortion [and] is born alive, they can still in many states kill the baby,” said Scalise.

Scalise recalled Democrats’ applause in the New York State Legislature following passage of the Empire State’s latest abortion legislation. He also noted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) support for the new law.

“You heard this,” began Scalise. “The governor in New York was bragging, they were applauding when he signed this disgraceful law. It’s barbaric, but it’s murder, where literally if the baby is born alive they can still murder the baby, and in New York it’s legal.”

Scalise then recalled Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) support for lawful access to infanticide in the event of an unborn child surviving an abortion.

“And of course in Virginia you saw the governor, he was talking about how you can do it. Talk about a barbaric conversation, he was on the radio show talking about how you can, while the baby is born and the parents can go and have a conversation about how they can then go and then kill the baby.”

Scalise continued, “This is disgusting, and yet in America, there are some states where it’s legal. So Ann Wagner from Missouri has a bill that will ban that practice. It would actually give legal protection to any baby that is born alive.”

Scalise and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) co-sponsored re-introduction of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which Wagner’s office describes as seeking to “ensure [that] any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.”

Scalise went on, “I was shocked, and I literally had to go back to my staff and say, ‘Wait, explain to me how it’s legal to kill a baby, a person who’s born legally.’ And yet it is in probably 24 states. Even people who are pro-choice, most of them believe that the baby — if it’s born alive — should be protected under law.”

“It’s not only barbaric, it’s murder,” determined Scalise. “If the baby is born alive, it’s murder and it should be murder. We’re going to vote to give it that protection. I talked to President Trump about this over the weekend. The president is strongly supportive of what we’re trying to do to protect life.”

Scalise examined the Trump administration’s new restrictions on federal funds being granted to abortion-providers such as Planned Parenthood under the guise of “family planning.”

Look at what President Trump has done to protect life,” stated Scalise. “Just Friday, he released [a] new ruling — it didn’t get any real national attention — but he started the process now of banning any Title X funding — federal dollars — from going to Planned Parenthood or any other organization that provides abortion. this is a major deal. it got very little attention. They just issued the ruling. They’ve been working on it for months because they know they’re going to get sued in the courts. They wanted to make sure that everything was done exactly the right way. … that money will no longer go to [Planned Parenthood].”

Scalise concluded, “When you see innocent life being taken after the baby is born, and Democrats are defending that practice, my God, where has their party gone? This is not the Democrat Party of ten or twenty years ago, even. This is how far left they’re moving towards socialism. It’s real.”

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The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the U.S. Senate Monday evening.

The bill failed by a vote of 53 to 44. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the “same protection of law as any newborn.” The bill required 60 votes to pass.

Democratic presidential hopefuls Harris, Klobuchar, Booker, Brown, Gillibrand and Warren voted against the bill. Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders also voted against the measure. Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth described the bill as an obvious effort “to bully doctors out of giving reproductive care,” and voted against it.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Bob Casey, and Doug Jones voted in favor of the bill.

Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski didn’t vote.

“Those senators who voted against this bill that obviously protects human beings will have a lot to answer for when they face the voters,” Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said, according to a press release. “Senators who could not bring themselves to vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act should reconsider whether or not they have what it takes to serve,” March For Life President Jeanne Mancini also said in a statement.

“This should not be a partisan issue, but it is telling how extreme the Democrats have become that they even refuse to condemn infanticide,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a Monday statement.

“Nothing in this bill touches abortion access,” Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said on the Senate floor Monday afternoon ahead of the vote. Sasse first introduced the bill Feb. 4, but Democratic Washington Sen. Patty Murray blocked the bill, calling the measure unnecessary since post-birth abortions are illegal.

The House is considering a similar bill. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise is an original cosponsor of the bill and pushed his version of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act forward by filing a petition in order to set the bill in motion, Politico reported. Republican Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner announced the re-introduction of the bill Feb. 6.

The petition requires 218 signatures in order to move to the floor, according to Politico. (RELATED: Majority Of Democrats Sit During Trump’s Call For Ban On Late-Term Abortion)

Americans are split down the middle on abortion, with 47 percent of Americans identifying as pro-life and 47 percent identifying as pro-choice, according to a Sunday Marist poll. The number of Democrats who say they’re pro-life rose 14 percent between January and February, the poll reveals.

The senate’s vote follows New York’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act in January, codifying a woman’s ability to abort under state law and allowing women to have abortions after 24 weeks to preserve the mother’s health. The Vermont House passed a bill Feb. 21 that gives women the right to have elective abortions up until birth and strips away rights of unborn babies.

Rhode Island, Maine, New Mexico and Maryland are also considering proposals to expand abortion access.

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House Republicans believe in mandatory medical care for every baby born alive.

It is troubling this needs to be said. But the Democrat Party today is supporting denying life-saving care after a baby is born.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has argued that if a botched abortion leads to a live birth, the infant would, and perhaps should, be left to die so long as that was “desired.” Northam, a former doctor, said “the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Simply put, this is infanticide. It shows a callous indifference for the first principles of our nation: the right to life and fundamental human equality derived from our creation in God’s image. No matter how rare, even one instance amounts to the selective killing of a baby.

Democrats have used euphemisms to hide their extreme position. Or, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi demonstrated when asked about Northam’s comments, they ignore the conversation is even taking place.

But the barbarity of their most recent proposals cannot be obscured by even the blandest rhetoric or half-hearted attempts to disguise their original statements.

Northam’s comments are part of a wider push by Democrats to pass their abortion-on-demand agenda. In states across the country, state Democrat lawmakers are championing barbarous new laws that could allow for the murder – and denial of medical intervention is just that – of a baby who survives an abortion. In New York, they repealed existing protections that require doctors to render immediate care for any birth that results from an abortion.

Without laws requiring mandatory medical care, there are few, if any, meaningful protections for newborns.

In the face of this horrifying potential, Congress should pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which passed the House last Congress with 241 votes and has been reintroduced this Congress by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Missouri).

Republicans in Congress have asked to move this legislation forward every single day the House has been in session since February 6th, and Democrats have blocked the vote each time.

Protecting innocent life should not be a partisan issue and it should not be difficult.

We are simply asking that doctors exercise the same level of diligent care to a baby born after surviving an abortion as they would any other baby.

We will continue to ask the House for unanimous consent until the Democrats join us in recognizing that the right to life is the foundation of freedom itself. As Ronald Reagan rightfully observed, it is the “right without which no other rights have meaning.”

If Democrats truly care about protecting the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, they should come together with Republicans in a bipartisan fashion to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act without delay.

When life is at stake, we cannot become comfortably numb to its inherent dignity. As lawmakers, we must remember what Pope Francis — highly regarded among many religions — described as our sacred duty: to protect “the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.”

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House Democrats have blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide.

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A new poll was released this week by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) that showed 77% of voters support legislation that would ensure any “baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support).”

It also showed that 62% of voters oppose legislation that allows for late-term abortions, even the abortions that are performed up to the point of labor. 50% strongly oppose, according to the poll.

“Americans overwhelmingly reject the Democratic Party’s extreme agenda of abortion on demand through birth and even beyond. Three in four voters agree babies born alive during a failed abortion should be protected in law, and nearly two-thirds oppose efforts to allow late-term abortion even at the moment of delivery, like those in Virginia and New York,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Democrats’ obstruction of compassionate legislation to protect these vulnerable children exposes them as the party of infanticide and shows how radically out of step they are with the American people. We urge both chambers of Congress to bring this bill to the floor for a recorded vote. Voters deserve to know where their legislators stand. Abortion extremists who betray their constituents will be held accountable at the ballot box.”

The survey was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates with 1,000 general election voters nationwide interviewed online between February 6th and February 10th, 2019.

Just this past Monday, House Democrats blocked a bill called the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for the fourth time. The bill would ensure babies who survive failed abortions receive prompt and adequate medical attention, making every effort to keep the babies alive and give them a chance at life.

Directly after the blocking, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) wrote an op-ed for LifeSite News where he stated in part:

“I just left the House floor where, for the fourth straight legislative day, House Democrats blocked a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive abortions from being murdered. I just asked for “unanimous consent” to bring Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote. Democratic leaders, supporting the abortion industry agenda, refused to even consider the legislation, fearing the thought of allowing their members to vote their conscience and what they know to be morally straight. “

WATCH Rep. Mark Walker Call For Unanimous Consent Of Bill To Stop Infanticide On The House Floor:

Rep. Walker continued:

“To revive the American Dream, we must reclaim America’s soul. That means standing with the majority of the American people to reject federal funding of abortion. That means putting the life and health of women ahead of the desires of abortion giants like Planned Parenthood. That means valuing every single human life and the potential he or she has – both 20 weeks before birth and 20 weeks after.

This is what House Republicans are dedicated to doing. We are dedicated to the value of all human life. We will not stop fighting. For those of you fighting on this issue, there’s no more noble cause than to fight for those who are defenseless. For these children who have no voice, never stop raising yours.

Tomorrow, and as long as it takes, we will continue to ask the Democratic House leadership to bring the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor. They will have another opportunity to save babies from murder during their most vulnerable moments. The question is whether they will continue to silence their members and the voice of the unborn, or if they will allow the House Democratic rank-and-file to speak for themselves and the majority of the country.”

Excerpt from Rep. Mark Walker’s op-ed for LifeSiteNews.com

After calls to legalize abortion on demand through dilation in New York, Vermont, and Virginia, President Trump called out the Democratic Party for their support of late-term abortion and infanticide at the February 5th State of the Union address. Additionally, President Trump has also called on Congress to pass legislation that would stop late-term abortions after five months, when the preborn baby can feel pain, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

WATCH Trump Calls On Congress To Outlaw Late-Term Abortions At State of the Union:

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Published  2 months ago

On Feb. 6, Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation forcing abortionists to give newborns medical care if they survive attempted abortions.

But, as of Feb. 13, Democrats, in both houses of Congress, have blocked the introduction of the bill an appalling SIX TIMES!

However, in spite of this cruel and heartless Democratic opposition, Republicans are continuing their efforts to pass this compassionate, common sense bill.

The bill comes in response to horrific recent comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appearing to support infanticide for babies who are born alive after botched abortions.

Pro-abortion activists have responded to the controversy by arguing that infanticide in such cases never happens. In reality, numerous stories have emerged over the years of babies surviving botched abortions and then being left to die slow, agonizing deaths.

For example:

- ‘She was alive and crying!’: Abortion nurse quits after baby born alive, left to die

- ‘This is so hard. Oh, God, it’s so hard!’: nurses tell of aborted babies born alive

- ‘That’s not a baby. That’s an abortion!’: clinic workers describe babies born alive

- Abortion worker caught on video: if baby is born alive 'they do not resuscitate'

The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, which Republican legislators just re-introduced, defines infants who survive abortions as “human beings,” “persons,” “individuals,” and “children” with all the rights those terms entail, but doesn’t mandate specific treatment for them. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would specifically require abortionists to get such babies to hospitals. The Act would also criminalize their deliberate killing after delivery.

Because of the Democrats' opposition to this bill, Republican Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise have announced plans to file a discharge petition to force a vote on the bill in the Democrat-controlled House.

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive,” Wagner said. “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves...To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

It is unconscionable that some of our newborn brothers and sisters are being left to die slow, painful deaths after botched abortions, simply because they are unwanted.

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Please SIGN today, and let's help get this law passed! Thank you, again!

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House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fifth Time

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On Monday night, for the fourth time in the last four legislative days the House has convened, Democrats blocked Republicans from calling a vote against infanticide. U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) asked for unanimous consent to bring U.S. Representative Ann Wagner's (R-Mo.) Born Alive Survivors Protection Act up for a vote. After he was blocked, Walker wrote an op-ed for LifeSite News, stating:

I just left the House floor where, for the fourth straight legislative day, House Democrats blocked a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive abortions from being murdered. I just asked for “unanimous consent” to bring Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote. Democratic leaders, supporting the abortion industry agenda, refused to even consider the legislation, fearing the thought of allowing their members to vote their conscience and what they know to be morally straight.

That followed three other attempts in the previous three legislative days, as LifeNews reports. But even before that, a vote was blocked in the Senate: On February 4, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, as LifeSiteNews reported. That came after Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent vote after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.”

Then came the Democrats blocking action in the House: On February 6, Democrats blocked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy when he called for a unanimous consent vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. McCarthy responded, “Democrats just rejected mandatory medical care for every baby born. They’ll have an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow when Republicans ask for a vote again.”

Democrats just rejected mandatory medical care for every baby born. They’ll have an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow when Republicans ask for a vote again.

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 6, 2019

The following day, February 7, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked Democrats to permit a vote on the bill; they refused. Scalise responded, “Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide?”

Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide? pic.twitter.com/eaqBS17LTl

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 7, 2019

On Friday, November 8, Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri wanted to call a unanimous consent vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Democrats blocked her.

Scalise and Wagner are intending that after 30 consecutive legislative days of calling for a unanimous consent vote, they will file a discharge petition that would force a vote if a majority of House members sign it.

Scalise stated:

Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die. I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.

Wagner added:

I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive. Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

Watch Walker get turned down on Monday night below:

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House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fourth Time

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House Republicans are gearing up for a sustained push to expose leftist Democrats in the House on their increasingly extreme views on abortion

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Published  2 months ago

Back when Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973, the mandate was that abortion was to be safe, legal, and rare. Well, abortion was made legal, but to this day we can hardly claim it is safe, and certainly not rare.

We recently shared with you the number of procedures murdering unborn children globally last year, near 42M. And, we have stressed the fact that in the Black community there have been nearly 18M babies murdered in the womb since Roe v. Wade. In NYC more black babies were killed than born alive. We witnessed how vile and vicious the progressive socialist left was towards high school students from Covington, Kentucky who were in DC for the National March for Life rally.

I find it utterly disturbing that leftists show more compassion towards dogs, cats, and baby seals that they do human babies. Yes, the recent legalization of infanticide by Gov. Cuomo of New York, and the supportive declaration by Virginia’s Gov. Northam has taken this to another level. Indeed, it was surprisingly heroic to have a sitting American president take a stance on this heinous issue during a State of the Union address. President Trump’s challenge to end late-term abortion was met by stoic faces of Democrats . . . and now this.

As reported by Townhall:

“House Democrats have twice refused now to take up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for consideration.

The measure is “designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn,” according to a statement from the office of its sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to get the legislation considered in the House Wednesday.

“If the Democrats object, we’ll ask again, and again and again because it is just right,” he said prior to his attempt. “It’s not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked for the bill to be considered again Thursday. He and McCarthy wondered on Twitter why the Democrats kept rejecting it. Senate Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would have legally protected infants born alive after an abortion procedure. The move to protect infants born alive after abortion comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made some surprising remarks about leaving infants to die after birth.

“It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable,” Northam told WTOP regarding third trimester abortions. “So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Let me reiterate this again: Dr. Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison for doing to three babies — infants — exactly what Gov. Cuomo legalized, and the Democrats in the House and Senate are blocking. There is no justification for this, other than the progressive socialist left in America is the party of infanticide. This nation, our America, must “Choose Greatness,” it cannot choose infanticide.

This is no longer an issue of women’s reproductive health rights. I do not think anyone would deny a woman healthcare for ovarian, uterine, cervical, or breast cancer, or fibroid tumor treatment. I find the argument that abortion is a human right to be very disingenuous and to say anyone believing that allowing a baby — with a heartbeat after 18 days — to live somehow violates a woman’s right is absurd.

Let’s all agree that in this day and time, murdering an unborn child is not a viable birth control option. It is my personal belief that there are three cases where any woman should make the choice of life herself: if pregnancy has resulted from rape, incest, and if there is a certifiable threat to the life of the mother.

This is no longer the case with the left in America. They are now fully embracing that which resulted in Dr. Kermit Gosnell being sentenced to life in prison: the murder of an infant. Consider that if someone kills a pregnant woman, they are charged with a double homicide. Then again, this is something that the progressive socialist left, led by Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby, are trying to overturn these laws in respective states. Why?

Why does it appear that the left in America has such a hatred of unborn children? Sorry folks, but there is only one thing that I can say: this is pure, unadulterated evil. We have a clear choice in America going forward. We can “Choose Greatness,” or choose this clear and present evil.

I do not know what unborn children have done to the Democrat Party to deserve such disregard, disrespect, and dismissal. No, I am not anti-woman, which, of course, is how the left will twist my thoughts. Remember, if you do not agree with their ideological agenda, regardless of the basic morality of it, you are anti-something.

I must ask our dear delusional progressive socialist friends, why would you align yourselves with a white supremacist, racist, a woman who spoke at Ku Klux Klan rallies, Margaret Sanger? This is all part of her derangement, and she created Planned Parenthood to carry out her vision of death for our unborn . . . Of course, intended for children who resemble me.

I must admit, the Democrats are making this decision really easy . . . well, for those of us who still have a moral compass.

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Published  2 months ago

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House Democrats have twice refused now to take up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for consideration.

The measure is “designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn,” according to a statement from the office of its sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to get the legislation considered in the House Wednesday.

“If the Democrats object, we'll ask again, and again and again because it is just right,” he said prior to his attempt. “It's not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked for the bill to be considered again Thursday. He and McCarthy wondered on Twitter why the Democrats kept rejecting it.

The Democrat party has taken a radically callous position towards life. https://t.co/LwXw2RtV3t

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 7, 2019

EWTN’s Jason Calvi made an interesting point about the Democrat presiding over the floor at the time, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar had voted for the passage of the measure in the House just last year.

NEW: Rep. @SteveScalise just called for unanimous consent to bring up a vote on the #BornAliveAct. @RepCuellar, one of 6 Democrats who voted FOR this bill in 2018, presided over the House. Here's what happened: pic.twitter.com/rPzQyztmB3

— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) February 7, 2019

Senate Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would have legally protected infants born alive after an abortion procedure.

The move to protect infants born alive after abortion comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made some surprising remarks about leaving infants to die after birth.

“It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable,” Northam told WTOP regarding third trimester abortions. “So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

He stood by those remarks but is now facing calls to resign over a photo from his medical school yearbook that surfaced last Friday which featured someone in Ku Klux Klan robes and someone in blackface.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Trump condemned Northam's remarks on abortion and urged Congress to pass legislation prohibiting late term abortion.

Republican Whip

Published  2 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) announced the re-introduction of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), an original cosponsor, will introduce a resolution providing for floor consideration of Wagner’s legislation. After 30 legislative days, Whip Scalise and Rep. Wagner will file a discharge petition that would force a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives upon being signed by a majority of members of the House.

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die,” said Whip Scalise. “I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.” said Representative Wagner. “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

Background on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:

Requires that health care practitioners who are present at the live birth exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child—the same degree of care that would be offered to any other child born prematurely the same gestational age. After those efforts, the health care workers must transport and admit the child to a hospital.

Requires health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities, reducing the number of born-alive abortions that go unreported.

Penalizes the intentional killing of a born-alive child through fines or up to 5 years imprisonment.

Gives the mother of the abortion survivor a civil cause of action and protection from prosecution, recognizing that women are the second victims of abortion and promoting the dignity of motherhood.

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Published  2 months ago

Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner re-introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect babies born alive after abortion from infanticide.

I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Thanks to @SteveScalise for joining me on this crucial legislation. Read our full release here: https://t.co/iZFSwIHrxU

— Ann Wagner (@RepAnnWagner) February 6, 2019

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asked for unanimous consent for the House to consider the bill.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure any infant born alive following an abortion receives the same medical care and protection the law gives any newborn baby.

Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana – who originally co-sponsored the legislation when it was introduced previously – will bring a resolution that provides for floor consideration of Wagner’s bill. The two Republicans would force a vote in the House after 30 legislative days if no action is taken.

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion,” said Scalise in a statement. “We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die.”

Scalise added he began the process of forcing a vote on the bill “especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide.”

“The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful,” Scalise continued. “Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”

Wagner said she has been “horrified” to watch the extreme position of Democrats who “argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.”

“To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t,” she asserted. “It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

In his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump called upon Congress to pass legislation that would ban late-term abortions past the fifth month of pregnancy.

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” the president said. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

Trump contrasted the “beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child” with the “chilling displays” of New York legislators after Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that denies “personhood” to unborn babies and makes abortion on demand a fundamental right.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” the president said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

Similarly, Trump observed, “[W]e had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.”

On Monday, Senate Democrats – led by Washington Sen. Patty Murray – blocked the Born-Alive bill.

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse introduced the legislation in that chamber (S. 130). Sasse went to the floor of the Senate to ask his colleagues to pass the bill by unanimous consent, but Democrats objected.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser noted that in the last Congress, “This same legislation to protect babies born alive passed easily in the House. The difference now is that Democrats are in control.”

“Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have a chance to reject infanticide where their colleagues in the Senate recently failed,” she added. “If they refuse to support this compassionate bill, they will be further exposed as the party of infanticide and any protestations to the contrary will ring hollow.”

LifeNews.com

Published  2 months ago

House Republicans have introduced their version of a bill to stop infanticide. Their measure is comparable to the Senate bill that for abortion Senator Patty Murray objected to earlier this week.

The House Republican leaders also said they will be working on a petition that would bring the bill to the floor of the house for a vote over speaker Nancy Pelosi’s objections.

Today, Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) announced the re-introduction of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), an original cosponsor, will introduce a resolution providing for floor consideration of Wagner’s legislation. After 30 legislative days, Whip Scalise and Rep. Wagner will file a discharge petition that would force a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives upon being signed by a majority of members of the House.

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die,” said Whip Scalise.

He added: “I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.” said Representative Wagner.

She added: “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

The legislation requires that health care practitioners who are present at the live birth exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child—the same degree of care that would be offered to any other child born prematurely the same gestational age. After those efforts, the health care workers must transport and admit the child to a hospital.

It also requires health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities, reducing the number of born-alive abortions that go unreported.

The law penalizes the intentional killing of a born-alive child through fines or up to 5 years imprisonment and it gives the mother of the abortion survivor a civil cause of action and protection from prosecution, recognizing that women are the second victims of abortion and promoting the dignity of motherhood.

As LifeNews reported, Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. The legislation would prohibit leaving babies to die without medical care if they are born alive after a failed abortion.

The vote would come after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide on a radio show last week.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on Monday on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions to help determine whether Senate Democrats support infanticide. Murray’s objection prevented a vote.

As new video footage shows, EWTN reporter Jason Calvetti caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

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Published  2 months ago

House Democrats Again Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

It is open season on Trump supporters, and the media is only fomenting, encouraging, excusing, and hoping for more.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 years ago

House Democrats have blocked the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for a second time.

The bill aims to give rights to babies who are born after surviving an abortion.

The legislation was introduced by Representative Ann Wagner and cosponsored by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise “to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.”

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.” said Rep. Wagner in a statement. “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

The legislation would require abortion clinics to use care to preserve the life and health of the child and transport them to a hospital after a live birth. Currently, many “born-alive abortions” go unreported. The bill would also require health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities. Abortionists who violate the law would be subject to fines or up to five years in prison — though it would protect the mother from prosecution.

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to bring the legislation into consideration, but was blocked. Rep. Scalise asked for the bill to be considered again on Thursday, but was also rejected.

Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide? pic.twitter.com/eaqBS17LTl

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 7, 2019

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die,” Scalise said in a statement. “I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”

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Published  7 years ago

House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Third Time

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