Congresswoman Ann Wagner encouraged Americans this week to raise their voices for the rights of unborn babies as pro-abortion Democrats in Washington work aggressively to destroy them.
In a column at Breitbart, the Missouri congresswoman said the need is urgent because the right to life for born and unborn babies is at stake.
“There is a battle for life in this country, and there is an urgent need for people to fight for our most vulnerable,” she wrote.
Earlier this year, she re-introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the U.S. House. The legislation would protect newborn babies who survive abortions from infanticide by requiring that they be provided with the same medical care as any other baby born at the same gestational age. It also creates penalties for doctors who allow infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn following a failed abortion.
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House Republicans have been trying to pass the legislation for years, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have blocked it almost 80 times. This week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Florida, filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the bill.
“Now more than ever, we must fight for the right to life,” Wagner said. “It is time to stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the radical Democrats’ lack of regard for human life and pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.”
She said the legislation would give every newborn a chance at life, no matter what circumstances they were born into.
“By providing resources and opportunities for women and their babies to be safe, empowered and successful, this bill ensures that the most vulnerable among us receive essential protection when they need it the most,” Wagner continued.
And these added protections are needed. Data from state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control indicate that dozens of babies have been born alive after abortions in recent years.
Between 2016 and 2018, 40 babies were born alive after abortions in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida alone, according to state health data. Texas reported six babies were born alive after abortions in 2019. In Michigan, state health reports from 2008 through 2013 indicate that 11 babies were born alive after abortions.
According to the CDC, at least 143 babies were born alive after failed abortions between 2003 and 2014 in the U.S. However, the data is limited. Most states do not keep track of abortion survivors, so the numbers likely are much higher.
Wagner warned that Democrats in Congress and the Biden administration are “pushing for abortion up until the moment of birth and even after.” She said many now believe that killing an unborn baby in an abortion is a “human right.”
“Radical Democrats are aggressively increasing their efforts to provide more opportunities for abortion services and increase resources for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. They have completely abandoned the unborn children of our country and aren’t even trying to hide it,” she said.
Wagner said she, like many Americans, is appalled by Democrat leaders’ anti-life agenda, including their plans to end the Hyde Amendment and expand abortions by forcing taxpayers to pay for them. She urged Americans to raise their voices for unborn babies and send the message that their lives are valuable.
“Children are a precious gift who don’t have a voice for themselves — we must be that voice,” she said.