From Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
Action Alert: Please call U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey and give them this urgent message, "I want to make sure newborn babies receive care. Please support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (S. 2066)."
- Senator Toomey's phone number is 202-224-4254.
- Senator Casey's phone number is 202-224-6324.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 2066), sponsored by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Ne.), would enact an explicit requirement that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded "the same degree" of care that would apply "to any other child born alive at the same gestational age," including transportation to a hospital. In addition, the bill applies the existing penalties of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1111 (the federal murder statute) to anyone who performs "an overt act that kills a child born alive." The bill also empowers women with a right to sue their abortionists and others for harm caused by violations of the act. National Right to Life and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation strongly support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is H.R. 3504.
Thank you once again for making these life-saving and life-changing calls!