Live Action Condemns Senate Democrats’ Failure to Protect Abortion Survivors
“We are seeing elected officials prioritize campaign contributions over born alive people”
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Live Action Founder and President Lila Rose reacts to Sen. Ben Sasse’s efforts to provide legal protections for children who survive an abortion and the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass S. 130 – Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose:
“Last night, Senate Democrats sided with abortion extremism over common decency and respect for life. The Democrat Party’s ‘abortion through all nine months’ position is far more extreme than most Americans’, including 60% of Democrats who want to see abortion limited through the first trimester, if not banned outright. We honor Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and other leaders trying to take appropriate action to protect the rights of abortion survivors. Only 26 states have affirmative protections for children born alive after attempted abortions. As a society, we must see the humanity of the helpless child and ensure babies who survive late-term abortion procedures are given appropriate medical care. We urge the Senate to bring this bill to the floor for a recorded vote and quickly get this bill to the President’s desk.
“We also encourage President Trump to take action against the puppet master behind this radical abortion charade, Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and has been advocating for abortion without restrictions publicly for decades. Planned Parenthood’s political arms are financially incentivizing legislators to answer to their extreme pro-abortion agenda rather than the American people. According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Planned Parenthood donated over $2 million to Gov. Ralph Northam’s race and continues to applaud these extreme, heartless pro-abortion laws. Planned Parenthood’s political arms spent $20 million in the recent midterm election to get pro-abortion candidates in office and now we are seeing elected officials prioritize campaign contributions over born alive people. It is time we remove federal funding and end our government’s involvement with the abortion giant.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org