From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
WASHINGTON — Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) plans to speak on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday for the purpose of asking unanimous consent to pass H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
“It is unconscionable that Democrats have so far not even allowed a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” Palmer said in a statement. “This legislation simply offers legal protection to babies that are born alive upon delivery after a failed abortion procedure. The bill would require medical professionals to give the same care to these babies that they would give to any other. In short, it protects newborn children from infanticide. This should not be complicated. But Democrats are making their feelings known by refusing to vote on H.R. 962. They want abortion at any time, even after birth, and they are afraid to allow anyone in their party who might have a different opinion to vote their conscience.”
The legislation would require that babies born alive, after an abortion attempt, receive similar medical care as babies born under other conditions.
“A child’s right to life is central to everything I believe,” Palmer said in a statement. “Abortions that occur late in a pregnancy are particularly gruesome, and the killing of an already delivered child is abhorrent to me. I am proud to support H.R. 962, as well as other legislation that protects the lives and rights of children when they are most vulnerable. I stand with my colleagues as we continue to implore the Democrat Speaker and Majority Leader to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. We will keep giving Democrats the opportunity to save babies from infanticide, and I hope they will respond rightly and vote with us to end gruesome and inhumane acts of violence against newborn children.”