WASHINGTON – On Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Mike Johnson (R-La.) asked for unanimous consent to consider the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Democrats refused to bring the measure to the floor.
JOHNSON RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
“It is a shocking reality that the majority party in the people’s House refuses to allow a vote to protect the lives of newborn babies. For the 17th time, House Democrats denied our request to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor. This bill simply affords infants born alive during a failed abortion attempt the same care any other newborn would receive. I cannot comprehend how any person could justify standing in the way of these children and the lifesaving care of a physician--but that is the position of today's Democratic party. My conservative colleagues and I will not give up on this issue, and we will continue to be a voice for the voiceless.”
A list of members who have asked that the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act be considered under unanimous consent and a video of each request can be found below. Additionally, on February 26, House Republicans offered a motion to recommit asking that if the previous question fail, the House be allowed to consider the bill. Again, all requests have been denied by Democrats.