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Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2015

House passes bill to protest babies born from ‘botched abortions’ – now first-degree murder

The House has passed a pro-life bill that makes it a first-degree murder for abortionists to kill children born alive through botched abortions.

In a nearly party-line vote of 248-177, with one Member voting “Present,” the House passed H.R. 3504, the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” The bill was introduced and debated in light of the Center for Medical Progress’ videos that indicate Planned Parenthood clinics may be killing babies post-birth.

The bill makes killing a baby born from a botched abortion first-degree murder, and requires reporting of violations of the law. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, and Constitution Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks, R-AZ, said in a statement that “this legislation sends a strong message to those who are in the horrific business of abortions that there are real consequences for those who would kill or abandon children after they are outside a mother’s womb.”

The statement called the bill “a somber reminder of the horrors of abortion” and of the actions of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted for “snipping” the necks of babies which survived the abortion procedure.

photo Peter anemoneprojects via Flickr

photo Peter anemoneprojects via Flickr

Here’s the language of the bill:

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is 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. The term “born alive” means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

Also, a health care practitioner or other employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with these requirements must immediately report such failure to an appropriate law enforcement agency.

An individual who violates the provisions of this Act is subject to a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

An individual who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive is subject to criminal prosecution for murder.

The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this Act, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this Act.

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  1. House passes Born-Alive Abortion Survvior’s Protection Act, criminalizes Kermit Gosnell style ‘murder’ | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] An individual who violates the provisions of this bill is subject to a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both. However, mothers will never be held criminally accountable. “It is timely and appropriate that the House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act during this year’s annual March for Life Rally,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “As thousands of Americans have gathered on the National Mall and marched to the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill to take a stand for the sanctity of life, we commend these legislators for choosing to save the lives of innocent babies who survive abortion. It’s time to stop committing human genocide in this nation. We must make the womb a safe place in America again, and today’s vote is a positive step in that direction. I call upon the Senate to pass this bill. I also call upon the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Staver. NOTE: A similar bill was passed in 2015, but failed in the controlled Senate. […]

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