Marshall Outraged by Democrats Blocking Pro-Life Votes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Democrats blocked a vote in the Senate on two pro-life bills: The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require doctors to provide medical care to a child who survives an abortion, and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions beginning at 20 weeks. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement:
“The Democratic Party’s pro-abortion extremism knows no bounds,” said Rep. Marshall. “Senate Democrats today prevented a vote on these commonsense bills, as House Democrats have already done 80 times. It is beyond belief an entire party would so fiercely object to basic protections for babies. I call on Democrats, as Senate Majority Leader McConnell said today, to take a ‘clear and moral stand’ to protect innocent life.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented 143 instances of infants surviving abortion between 2003 and 2014. However, only eight states require the reporting of infants who survive abortions. Additionally, this information is provided by unsupervised abortion providers. Furthermore, the CDC reports that 1.2% of abortions occur after 20 weeks gestation, which is near the gestational age where many babies can survive outside of the mother’s womb.