DALLAS — Friday the Trump administration moved to bar groups that offer abortion services or referrals from receiving federal family planning funds. The new rule comes ahead of a floor vote on Monday, Feb. 25, on Senate bill S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R. – Neb.) The bill would guarantee that any child born alive after a failed abortion would be provided full legal protection as a living human being and that medical treatment must be provided to attempt to save the child’s life. There is currently no federal law which requires medical professionals to provide treatment for children born alive after attempted abortions.
Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, issues the following statement celebrating the Trump administration’s move and urging support for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:
“No American should ever have to subsidize murder with their tax dollars. I, along with millions of other Americans who believe in the sanctity of life, applaud President Trump for pulling the plug on federal money for abortion service providers like Planned Parenthood. This welcome news comes at a time when abortion proponents are pursuing an aggressive anti-life agenda across the country, pushing for abortion access as late as birth.
“To kill an unborn human in the womb through abortion is horrible enough. To leave a child who has miraculously survived a gruesome attempt on her life to suffer and die on a surgical table is beyond despicable. And yet that act — which is in essence infanticide! — is already legal in eight states, and more states are moving to join them.
“That’s why the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is the most important piece of legislation in a generation. I call on every single Senator to loudly reject the barbarism of infanticide and support the Born-Alive bill.”
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My Faith Votes is a nonpartisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and domestic elections. By partnering with local churches, pastors and national faith leaders, My Faith Votes mobilizes and resources Christians to lead the conversation on the place of faith in culture and politics. Gov. Mike Huckabee serves as the organization’s honorary national chairman.