Yesterday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) filed a discharge petition to force a House vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The petition currently has 193 signers.

In response, Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement supporting the measure:

“For months now, concerned members of Congress have been trying to pass a simple law protecting newborn babies who have survived an abortion — legislation which polling shows the vast majority of Americans support. Unfortunately, however, House Democrat leaders have continued to block the bill, making it very clear that their commitment to abortion, on demand and up to the moment of birth, trumps even the rights of newborns to basic care. For a party which prides itself on supposedly standing for better health care for all Americans, this is hypocrisy of the highest order.

“We commend Whip Scalise, Rep. Wagner, and House Republicans for continuing to push for a vote on this bill, and we urge all members of Congress to put aside politics and support these much needed protections for newborn babies.”

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

American Principles Project is a 501(c)(4) organization that works to advance human dignity through public policy.

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