SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins calls the act “the bare minimum standard for valuing infant life, as everyone should be able to look at a baby born during an abortion and understand that a humane response is required.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (09-10-19) – Students for Life of America team leaders and students will join those standing in support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection act, before and during a hearing scheduled to take place today. SFLA Capital Area Regional Coordinator Stephanie Stone will be available for comment during the day’s events.
Hearing details: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 1:00 PM ET, HVC-215 (the Capitol Visitors Center). Pro-life advocates will meet at 9 AM ET on the plaza in front of the Library of Congress James Madison Building on Independence Ave between 1st and 2nd St. The address is 101 Independence Ave SE.
SFLA has been actively engaged in defending the rights and needs of infants born during a botched abortion. Just last month, Students for Life wrote about a report that came out of Minnesota about three babies being born alive after botched abortions. Nationwide, the numbers are even more startling. Not every state is required to report on babies born alive – in fact, only a handful are. These states that are required to report this data have documented that, since 2016, at least 40 babies who survived their in-utero attacks and were born breathing. Imagine what the real number is, including the other dozens of states not required to share that information.
Earlier this year, SFLA President Kristan Hawkins weighed in on the tragedy of infants abandoned following births in an abortion vendor. Hawkins called Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act “the bare minimum standard for valuing infant life, as everyone should be able to look at a baby born during an abortion and understand that a humane response is required.” In a poll recently commissioned by Students for Life of America, about 7 in 10 Millennials – now the nation’s largest voting bloc – supported limits on abortion. Significantly, the poll also found that only 7 percent shared the position of the Democratic Party Platform – abortion without any exceptions and funded by tax dollars.
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