Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act.
"I proudly supported these two pieces of legislation that help protect the sanctity of life. In the case of a failed abortion, the child must immediately be transported and admitted to a hospital to receive medical care. As H.R. 3504 states, failing to do so will result in criminal charges against those involved. These babies are able to feel pain just like we do. Justice must also be taken against those who commit the horrific crimes that we have heard about in the recent videos that exposed Planned Parenthood's vicious tactics. In order to make sure that the unborn are not treated like parts for sale, H.R. 3134 places a one-year freeze on both mandatory and discretionary funding for Planned Parenthood. This funding moratorium will allow enough time for a detailed Congressional investigation. These bills are just another way we can protect life and be a voice for those without one. "