Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (vote to protect bill)

House Roll Call No. 30
115th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 228-189 (see complete tally)
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712), sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn.), would enact an explicit requirement that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” including transportation to a hospital.  In addition, the bill applies the existing penalties of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1111 (the federal murder statute) to anyone who performs “an overt act that kills a child born alive.” The bill also empowers women with a right to sue their abortionists and others for harm caused by violations of the act.  On January 18, 2018, the House of Representatives took up a procedural resolution (called a "Rule"), to allow the House to consider the bill without subjecting it to amendments.  National Right to Life supported this Rule, which was adopted 228-189, shown here in roll call column no. 7.  House roll call no. 30.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 30
Votes For : 228
Votes Against : 189
Not Voting : 13

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