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When pro-life Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) signed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition today, it raised to 212 the number of House Members who have joined forces to attempt to bring this anti-infanticide measure to the House floor for a vote. The goal is 218 (see below). Rep. Crenshaw would have been one of the original signers but he has been on extended medical leave.

As NRL News Today explained on April 14, while pro-abortion Democrats insist such legislation is unnecessary or repetitive, in truth, there is no federally mandated mechanism to punish abortionists who indulge in what is clearly passive infanticide—death by omission.

As a reminder, let’s go through the basics.

For example, what is a discharge petition? It’s a way around hostile committees. If 218 signatures are secured, the legislation—in this case H.R. 619– would be brought directly to the floor for a vote. At that juncture, Democrats would bob and weave, distort and misrepresent, but there would be a real debate over how abortion survivors should be treated (or not treated).

Or, why is the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act even needed? Pro-abortion Democrats insist the 2002 Born-Alive Infant Protection Act suffices. But it doesn’t.

There is no enforcement provision! That is, there is no federal law criminalizing the actions of abortionists who deny care to babies who survive abortions. Abortion survivors are left to the tender mercies of the guy who just tried to kill them. . . .

Or, is there a reason to believe a discharge petition is even needed in the first place? Listen to House Minority Leader  Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is “legislation that would have ensured that every child who survives an abortion is transported to a hospital and administered the same medical care any other baby would receive.”

McCarthy said. “If there is one thing Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree on it is that, once born, every baby deserves protection and has a right to live. He added, “But tragically, this isn’t the case.” In the last Congress, “House Democrats responded by blocking this legislation repeatedly for months.”  

There were many powerful statements made when the discharge petition was first filed. Here are just a few:

House Whip Steve Scalise: “Defending innocent life at every stage is more important than ever because — with Democrats in charge — our ability to protect innocent life has never been more in jeopardy. Speaker Pelosi worked tirelessly to prevent us from bringing the Born-Alive Act up for a vote in the House last Congress and her liberal lieutenants are already working overtime with the Biden Administration to roll back protections for the unborn so they can enact the far-left’s most radical pro-abortion policies. We cannot allow this to happen.”

Rep. Ann Wagner: “I believe that all life is sacred, and one of my most precious duties in Congress is to protect the lives of innocent babies and their mothers. Whether or not America should allow the killing of infants after they have been born is not a matter of debate, nor should it be a partisan issue. At a time when the new Administration and radical lawmakers are rolling back commonsense protections, I am committed to ensuring that all babies receive lifesaving care.”

Rep. Jacki Walorski (R-Ind.): “A baby born alive after a failed abortion is a precious child who deserves protection and care. The Born-Alive Act would give these newborns the same chance at life as babies born any other way. This is not a partisan issue. It shouldn’t be controversial. It is simply what’s right. Speaker Pelosi has blocked this commonsense bill for far too long, and it’s time for an up-or-down vote.”

Rep. KatCammack: “I urge my colleagues to stand up for what is right in putting an end to the dangerous, immoral abortion practices that take place daily in our country, and I look forward to working with Republicans in Congress and everyone who stands for life in moving this bill forward toward a Floor vote this Congress.”

What are your thoughts on on this information that only six more signatures are needed? Let us know your thoughts and prayers in the comments below!

(Excerpt form LifeNews. Article written by Dave Andrusko. Photo by Canva)

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D. H.
June 25, 2021

‘Once BORN, every baby deserves protection and has a right to live’ ?!!! God forgive us… because it should be, BORN or UNBORN, EVERY baby deserves protection and has a right to live. Dear Father God, of course we should rescue babies who survive the inhuman act of abortion or any other way to terminate their life. Please help that happen, dear Lord. Please also help us in forever striking abortion out of our hearts and minds and out of our laws. May Thy will be done, Lord Jesus, every day and in every way. Amen.

Marsha Bashor
June 24, 2021

Oh God we are desperate for your help to rid this country of the horrible act of abortion.
In Jesus’ name we pray

June 24, 2021

Respect for human life has declined dramatically, the human is not worthy, especially our babies who have no voice. I am reminded what the Lord said in Matthew 18:10
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” We must not be silent when innocent babies are killed through this word, ” abortion”
Father in heaven, we have separated ourselves from the line of good and moral. I lift these babies, place them in you palm, and beseech, and pray that each baby be protected my you angels. In Christ name, Amen.

Children are the invisible gifts we send to a future we will not see.

Pamela Derrer
June 24, 2021

We are asking for a miracle, Jesus
We are asking for at least 7 more signatures, for the protection of our
The Bible speaks about harming our children physically, mentally, emotionally, and Spirituality. If we do , we would get rope around our neck and be thrown into the ocean. But we can see the results now, of murdering thousands of babies every year.
I do not want their blood on my hands
The 10 commandments says Do not kill.
May God reveal His power, truth, and judgement s to people who disobey God

John Moore
June 23, 2021

Lord, let the hearts and minds of those people who have been rejecting the obvious choice to protect the lives of these children be convicted and see the sacred value of life.

Carol G.
June 23, 2021

Heavenly Father, we repent for our nation’s disgraceful attitude towards abortion. You are rightfully and righteously angry and could order the ground to open up and swallow the abortion clinics! But you are a God of compassion, and so I ask You to comfort and rescue your helpless little ones. Send your spirit to the people working at abortion clinics and medical facilities which are involved in abortion and aborted infant tissues. Sensitize them to the gross immorality of this abominable and heinously cruel torture/infanticide, and I pray they will see the truth and turn from their wicked ways. Speak to the prospective mothers who are of the mind to allow this atrocity to occur and cause them to reconsider. May our nation awake from our slumber and end this currently legal form of murder. And may our people hunbly return to You as our Lord and Savior.

Rosalie Skwiers
June 23, 2021

Comment } Back in the mid-eighties I was a cosmetology instructor in a beauty college. One of my students was a very pretty woman, but very dowdy and very quiet. She always seemed sad. I often thought there must be a story behind her appearance and sadness. One day when she had been my student for six months this came out. It was toward the end of the school day and students were practicing hair styles on one another. Students were engaging in conversations and the subject of abortion came up. One student asked, “What do you think Miss Novack? I answered that I think abortion is wrong. The room went silent. Then the shy student spoke up and said, “I agree with Miss Novack “I used to work at an abortion clinic. She went on to tell stories of what she witnessed. One of the worst things she said that she witnessed was when a baby survived an abortion attempt. In two years of employment at the abortion clinic she witnessed that happening three times. She said an ambulance would be called but never rushed to get to the clinic. The baby would be on a cart suffering.

Prayer } Father God you are the Creator. You are a good God. Satan has nothing to do with life He only brings death. Lord have mercy. Move on the hearts of Congress to put a value on life. Let men & women in the House support this bill. I ask you cover this bill with the blood of Jesus. I thank you Lord for life. Proverbs 6:17 says that God hates the shedding of innocent blood. Move on behalf of innocent babies. Thank you Father for life and answered prayer. Amen

Rosalie Skwiers
June 23, 2021


Susan CC
June 23, 2021

Father, the number 7 is said to be the foundation of Your word, a number of completeness and perfection. I pray that at least 7 or a multiple of 7 (7, 14, 21…) more signatures will be added in support of this act. I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ this effort would surpass ALL expectation. I also pray abortion would no longer be sought out by ANY woman. Nothing is impossible for You Lord. I pray this for Your Glory and our good. Amen.

June 23, 2021

Father, bring the six in Your perfect time! All praise and honor and glory is Yours!
In the name of Jesus, Amen


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