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Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
Bill # S.220

Original Sponsor:
Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Cosponsor Total: 32
(last sponsor added 03/06/2017)
  32 Republicans
About This Legislation:
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 220), sponsored by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Ne.), 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.  National Right to Life strongly supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  The compansion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is H.R. 37, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Az.).
Detailed, up-to-date bill status information on S.220.
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