Advancing The Sanctity Of Human Life On Capitol Hill

44 Senators said ‘NO’

Feb 26, 2019

Last night, National Pro-Life Center staff members were in the Senate Chamber as 44 Senate Democrats voted to block the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that would require a child, born alive after a botched late-term abortion, to receive medical care and treatment.

44 Senators said ‘NO’ to that living child.

To them, abortion is such a ‘fundamental right’ that allowing a child, born alive, to suffer and die on the table with no care and no attention is perfectly acceptable. Among those who voted to allow these born alive children to die were presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren.  Three Democrats bravely voted in support of these innocent babies including Joe Manchin, Bob Casey and Doug Jones.

These senators who filibustered the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act upheld as legal the very crimes for which Kermit Gosnell was successfully prosecuted. Think about that!

Senator Ben Sasse spoke truth when he said, “I urge my colleagues to picture a baby gasping for air. That’s the only thing that today’s vote is actually about. We’re talking about babies that have already been born. Nothing in this bill touches abortion access.”

Senator Joni Ernst said, “What this bill does is address the health care of a baby that is born alive after a botched abortion. We’re not talking about abortion…We’re talking about the life of a child that is born.”


This dark moment in the Senate highlights why our presence on Capitol Hill is vital. Every day your team at the National Pro-Life Center works tirelessly to give our public policy makers the information, education and inspiration they need to better form their consciences and make decisions in keeping with the common good. 

And, every day we know we are making progress. We know that through prayer and active engagement this stain upon our nation’s soul, called abortion on demand, will come to an end in America. Already we are seeing progress. In the most recent Marist poll, Americans are just as likely to identify as pro-life as they are pro-choice (to use the terms used by the poll). And, over 80% of Americans oppose late-term abortions.

The pro-abortion crowd sees the ‘handwriting on the wall!’ That’s why they are fighting so hard!

And that’s why our efforts are needed on Capitol Hill now more than ever. Will you stand with us again both in your prayers and in your generous financial support?

Your immediate online gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or more helps make certain our prophetic voice continues to be heard in the hallways of Congress and the Supreme Court!

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Thank you for your prayers – and for your generosity!

Your team at the National Pro-Life Center,

Mat Staver, Chairman

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