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Hill Supports Saving Children's Lives

Statement

Date: Jan. 19, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Abortion

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor for the Born Alive Abortion Survivor's Protection Act, which passed the House by a vote of 241-183:

"Any baby who survives the brutality of an abortion deserves the same care and treatment as any other child. I'm proud to support this measure today because life is sacred. As a Catholic and pro-life Arkansan, I believe we have a moral obligation to protect every life, no matter how small, and I remain committed to this fight. As we gather from across the country this "Right to Life' weekend, we call attention to the pain and trauma of abortion. I urge all Americans to continue to pray for changes in the hearts and for families to select adoption."

Background:

The Born Alive Abortion Survivor's Protection Act, H.R. 4712, ensures that any child born alive during an abortion procedure receives the same degree of professional care to save the life of the child that any other child born alive at the same gestational age would receive. This measure also mandates that abortion survivors be immediately admitted to a hospital, and protects women who receive abortions from being prosecuted and allows them to file civil action.


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