Wagner’s Born Alive Legislation Passes House, Heads to Senate
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2023
Arthur Bryant 202-225-1621
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after the House passed her legislation, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:
“I have championed this issue for decades and I have been blessed and honored to lead this legislation since 2019. Thanks to our efforts, after dozens of unanimous consent requests, two discharge petitions, and countless hours of advocacy work, the House has finally taken action to ensure that every single baby born in the United States receives lifesaving medical care at their most vulnerable moment. We must remember today that children are not the only victims of born-alive abortions. Women, fathers, and whole families all suffer deeply from the loss of their child. Our communities are weaker because these bright young ones did not grow up to share their wisdom, laughter, and ingenuity with us.
“Every single newborn, regardless the circumstances of their birth, deserves to share the miracle of life and have lifesaving medical care. We must act with compassion to protect these little ones and give women a strong support system as they navigate the miracles and challenges of motherhood. This bill will save real lives, and it will give survivors a precious chance to build a future. Our world is blessed now that we all know the Republican majority is here to fight on behalf of the precious, innocent lives of those who cannot fight for themselves.”