Federal - HR 37

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Introduced

January 3, 2017

Description

Requires health care practitioners present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital. 

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Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) took to the House Floor to debate the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, saying, "The Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act, Madam Speaker, protects little children who have been born alive. No one in this body can obscure the humanity and the personhood of these little born alive babies. Nor can they take refuge within the schizophrenic paradox Roe vs. Wade has subjected this country to for now more than 40 years. "The abortion industry labored all these decades to convince the world that unborn children and born children should be completely separated in our minds, that while born children are persons worthy of protection, unborn children are not persons and are not worthy of protection. "But those who oppose this bill to protect born alive babies now have the impossible task of trying to join born children and unborn children back together again and then trying to convince all of us to condemn them both as inhuman and not worthy of protection after all. "To anyone who has not invincibly hardened their heart and soul, an honest consideration of this absurd inconsistency is profoundly enlightening. Because you see, this country has faced such paradox and self-imposed blindness before. There was a time that our own house rules banned any discussion or debate in this chamber about the effort to end human slavery in America." Read full speech here.

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Co-Sponsors 90

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  • Oct. 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Norman, (R-S.C.)
  • July 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Harper, (R-Miss.)
  • June 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)
  • May 23, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)Williams, (R-Texas)
  • May 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Foxx, (R-N.C.)
  • May 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Weber, (R-Texas)
  • April 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hudson, (R-N.C.)Noem, (R-S.D.)
  • April 26, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Loudermilk, (R-Ga.)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Walker, (R-N.C.)
  • April 17, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Roe, (R-Tenn.)Webster, (R-Fla.)
  • April 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Arrington, (R-Texas)
  • March 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lipinski, (D-Ill.)
  • March 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bacon, (R-Neb.)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)
  • March 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Roby, (R-Ala.)
  • Feb. 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Conaway, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Mitchell, (R-Mich.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
  • Jan. 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Marshall, (R-Kan.)Rooney, T. (R-Fla.)
    Jordan, (R-Ohio)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
  • Jan. 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 16

    Babin, (R-Texas)Emmer, (R-Minn.)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Bridenstine, (R-Okla.)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
  • Jan. 10, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 47

    Abraham, (R-La.)Gohmert, (R-Texas)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)
    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)Marchant, (R-Texas)
    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Messer, (R-Ind.)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Graves, S. (R-Mo.)Moolenaar, (R-Mich.)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Grothman, (R-Wis.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Harris, A. (R-Md.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Hice, (R-Ga.)Olson, (R-Texas)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)
    Banks, (R-Ind.)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Jones, (R-N.C.)Rothfus, (R-Pa.)
    Davidson, (R-Ohio)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Kelly, (R-Miss.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)King, S. (R-Iowa)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Latta, (R-Ohio)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Love, (R-Utah)
  • Jan. 3, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H38

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