Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. JOHNSON of Louisiana. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Once again, House Republicans are eager to stand for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn. We are the party of life, and we are proud of it.

There is no difference between an infant born alive after a failed abortion and an infant born into the arms of loving parents. Those two babies deserve to be treated with the same level of excellent medical care.

Yet, abortionists have demonstrated a lack of interest in preserving the lives of babies who enter the world alive and supposedly under their care.

We know what happens in these clinics. By way of just one example, reports that an abortion provider in Minnesota was recently asked by a woman 22 weeks pregnant and considering an abortion what that provider would do if her baby were taken out while his heart was still beating. The abortion provider responded: ``We don't tell women this . . . but if we was to proceed with the abortion and the baby was to come out still alive . . . most likely, we will break the baby's neck.''

That is chilling and barbaric, but our Democratic colleagues will not admit that. They will vote against it today. Watch the board. It will be shocking, and it will be true.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would make it a Federal crime for abortionists to kill or fail to provide care to babies who survive abortions.

Madam Speaker, I encourage all of our colleagues to support this critical legislation. As was said, it should pass unanimously, but it won't.