WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Tuesday joined 20 other Senators in introducing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Authored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the legislation would protect babies that survive abortions by requiring appropriate care and admission to a hospital.
“No matter the conditions which result in a newborn being brought into the world, we should always fight to give that child a chance at life,” said Inhofe. “It should not be a politically divisive issue whether newborns deserve care after taking their first breath. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure those born due to an unsuccessful abortion share the same rights as all other newborns. I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing this legislation as we seek to protect the lives of the most vulnerable and innocent among us.”
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is the Senate companion legislation to H.R. 3504 that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Sept. 18 by a vote of 248-177.
Bill text can be found here.