80 TIMES: GOP Rep. Confirms Democrats Keep Stopping The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Democrats have blocked passage of—or even a vote for—the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill which would grant legal protections to a child which survives an abortion attempt. In these botched abortions, the child is thereby delivered so the bill would make it illegal to re-try the abortion.

Republican Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner, a co-sponsor of the legislation, revealed in a trio of tweets that Democrat lawmakers have blocked the legislation more than 80 times.

“Democrats have continued to stop us from voting on my Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would mandate lifesaving medical care for babies who survive abortions,” Wagner tweeted, adding that her effort has been repeatedly blocked.

“We have tried to bring this critical legislation to the House Floor for a vote 80 times but Democrats have blocked us each time,” she claimed. “America deserves to know if their representatives support lifesaving care for babies who are born alive, or if they think they should be left to die.”

“I will keep fighting to get my bill on the House Floor for a vote, and will never stop fighting for the precious life of babies, born and unborn,” she concluded.

A summary of the bill, from Congress.gov, reads:

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.

A health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to another child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) immediately admit the child to a hospital. The bill also requires a health care practitioner or other employee to immediately report any failure to comply with this requirement to law enforcement.

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A person who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

Additionally, an individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder.

According to the summary, no woman who receives the abortion can be charged in any instance in which the health care practitioner violates the law:

The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.