(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement and video after signing the discharge petition to bring the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to a vote in the House of Representatives:
“It is unthinkable that any health care professional would not do everything in their power to save a baby born alive after a failed abortion. I stand with my colleagues in signing this discharge petition and it is a shame that Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leadership will not bring this bill to a vote in the House of Representatives.”
Script: “As a physician, I took an oath to preserve all life to the best of my abilities and I expect all health care providers to do the same. The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ensures that every child who survives an abortion will receive the same care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child, regardless of the terms of their birth. During my time practicing medicine, I operated on babies as young as 23 weeks gestation, and I know that these unborn lives are precious. It is critical that this life-saving legislation be brought up for a vote in the House of Representatives so that we can be a voice for those that cannot speak.”
Discharge Petition: A petition used in the House of Representatives that starts a process to force a bill out of committee and to the House floor for a vote. A successful petition requires the signatures of 218 members, a majority of the House.