Westerman Asks for Unanimous Consent on Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

June 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) asked for unanimous consent on the House floor, to allow immediate consideration of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act.

“Madame Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.”

Background:

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) filed a discharge petition in April for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.). This discharge petition requires 218 signatures to force an immediate vote on the House floor.

This bill would require doctors to provide medical care to any infant born alive after an attempted abortion. House Democrat members have denied a vote on the floor 66 times to date.

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