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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Brooks Signs Discharge Petition to Protect Babies from Post-Birth Killing

April 2, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined dozens of House Republicans in signing a discharge petition for H.R.962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill requires health care providers to provide lifesaving care to babies born alive after botched abortions. If a majority of House members (218 members) sign the discharge petition, House Democrats will be unable to block a House Floor vote of H.R. 962. Brooks is also a H.R. 962 cosponsor.

Congressman Brooks said, “The pro-abortion Socialist Democrats’ position on abortion has shifted from ‘safe, legal, and rare’[1] to post-birth infanticide.[2] Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently advocated for infanticide. Describing a scenario where a baby is born alive during an attempted abortion Northam said, ‘The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.’ Similarly in New York, Democrats cheered as they passed a bill allowing abortion up until birth.[3]”

Brooks continued, “America is one of only seven countries worldwide that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks. That puts America in the same category as notorious human rights abusers China and North Korea. Pro-abortion Socialist Democrats want America to be even more extreme. Protecting the lives of babies after birth should be a no brainer. Yet, here we are.”

Brooks concluded, “Pro-abortion Socialist Democrats have now blocked a vote 25 times on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill to require health care providers to provide lifesaving care to babies born alive.[4] Unfortunately, Socialist Democrats support infanticide and block all attempts to protect babies who are born alive. Today, I signed the discharge petition for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Only 29 states have laws offering explicit protection for babies who survive abortions. I’m hopeful enough Democrat members will join Republicans in protecting babies born alive so that the House can vote on this important bill.”