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Passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

09/18/2015
House Roll Call No. 506
114th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 248-177 (see complete tally)
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.), 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 September 18, 2015, the House of Representatives passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, 248-177, with one House member voting "present."  The bill was supported by 243 Republicans and five Democrats.  It was opposed by 177 Democrats.  House roll call no. 506.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 506
Votes For : 248
Votes Against : 177
Voted "Present" : 1
Not Voting : 8

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