Fr. Pavone: If all lives matter, Senate should pass Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act


Priests for Life

January 31, 2019



Contact:  Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087

TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today issued the following statement about the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act, after Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said he will begin the process to expedite consideration of the bill, which would provide for protections of children who are born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

“This bill is more important today than ever before, after New York State eliminated protections for babies who survive abortion and with Virginia officials pushing infanticide.

“No one of either party should oppose this bill. Yet, I have a pretty clear idea what we’re going to see coming from the Democrat Party, because that’s the same party pushing in the states these offensive abortion-until-birth and kill-the-baby-after-birth bills.”

Sen. Sasse said he will ask senators on Monday to give unanimous consent for the legislation.

Fr. Pavone added, “This is an election issue. In November, voters re-elected many Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against this Born-Alive bill a year ago. And mark my words – if the Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate, they would advance abortion-until-birth legislation on the federal level too. No President would sign it, of course, unless he or she were also a Democrat.”


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