NC Passes Born-Alive Bill; All Eyes on Gov. Cooper

April 16, 2019
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Will Gov. Cooper Stand with the Innocent, or for Infanticide? 

Washington, D.C. Today the North Carolina legislature passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S.B. 359), legislation to protect babies born alive in failed abortions, sending it to Governor Roy Cooper’s desk. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the bill’s passage in a statement: 

“We thank the North Carolina legislature for taking a firm stand against infanticide,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, a North Carolina native. “North Carolina citizens are appalled by the extreme agenda on display in New York, Virginia, and several other states, as well as by Democratic Party leaders in Congress who have repeatedly blocked this compassionate, popular legislation at the federal level. It is no wonder North Carolina lawmakers took action of their own to protect vulnerable babies who survive abortions. Now all eyes are on Governor Cooper: will he stand with innocent children and with his constituents, or with the extremists pushing abortion on demand through birth and even infanticide?”

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a discharge petition filed by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to hold a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. House Democratic Party leaders have refused more than 30 requests by members to vote on the bill. If a majority of representatives sign the petition, it will force a vote by the full House.

Nationwide polling released by SBA List finds that 77 percent of voters support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support.)

In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump called out the Democratic Party for their support of late-term abortion and even infanticide, following efforts in New York and Virginia to legalize abortion on demand through birth.

SBA List is a network of more than 700,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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