Republican Congressman Steve Scalise wants to continue the efforts of Republican Senator Ben Sasse in getting lawmakers on the record on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Scalise proposed taking up a vote on the bill in the House, as Sasse did in the Senate, to see if Washington lawmakers believed whether or not a baby that survived a botched abortion attempt should be given medical treatment like any other baby born alive would be given. Or, should the child be left to die?
The seemingly easy-answer has stirred national debate after two Democratic governors both sided with the mother’s decision to determine the fate of the child after a failed abortion attempt (or a successful birth).
So Sasse wanted his colleagues to go on the record and, now, Scalise has introduced the bill in the House, Twitchy reports.
In this country, all of us are created equal. If that equality means anything, surely it means that infanticide is wrong. Frankly, this shouldn’t be hard. pic.twitter.com/9MyPVGpw7p
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) February 5, 2019
“It shouldn’t have been hard, but it was for Democrats; they blocked the legislation in the Senate,” Twitchy adds.
.@RepAnnWagner's bill will protect babies born alive during attempted abortions from being killed. But Nancy Pelosi refuses to bring it to the floor for a vote. That's why I filed a discharge petition to bypass her. Has your representative signed on? #LetUsVote #EndInfanticide pic.twitter.com/e8wpul98CN
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 3, 2019
🚨 BREAKING → House Republicans just formed a long line on the House Floor to sign my discharge petition that will force a vote on the Born Alive Act & make all members tell the American people where they stand on infanticide. Now let’s see if Democrats will join us. #LetUsVote pic.twitter.com/Sjh7QnXb1Z
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 2, 2019
Scalise’s effort was promoted by several of his Republican colleagues on Twitter. Check it out:
Newborns who survive abortions deserve to be granted the same legal protections and life-saving medical care as any other baby. This shouldn’t even be a partisan issue, but House Dems have blocked our efforts time and time again. Why do they object? #EndInfanticide #LetUsVote pic.twitter.com/BeSBuAoWYh
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) April 2, 2019
I call on my friends on both sides of the aisle to join us in what SHOULD be a bipartisan effort to protect the lives of our most vulnerable and innocent citizens. #EndInfanticide #LetUsVote pic.twitter.com/g2SoAGwK7v
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) April 2, 2019
Some other people online encouraged Scalise in his efforts: