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Long signs discharge petition to protect innocent lives

Washington, April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today signed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition. If the petition receives 218 signatures, after seven legislative days it will be discharged from the House Rules Committee and will be brought to the floor for a vote. The Congressman released the following statement after signing the petition:

 “The Born Alive Act is a common sense, bipartisan solution to a nationwide problem,” said Rep. Long. “We’ve seen states like Virginia and New York propose and pass grotesque laws that encourage borderline infanticide. The Born Alive Act, which more than 80 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of Democrats support, would fix our current law by protecting children born alive during an abortion. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”

The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require health care professionals to care for a baby who survived an abortion the same way they would for a baby born prematurely. It would also require health care professionals to report violations of the law and penalize intentional murdering of a born-alive baby through either a fine or imprisonment up to five years.