On Wednesday, the Republican led House voted to pass a bill requiring health care professionals to perform life-saving measures of a newborn baby that survived an attempted abortion and is born still living. The vote was 220 to 210.
Under this bill, health care providers who do not comply could face up to five years in prison or fines. The bill protects the mother from any kind of prosecution and would not impose penalties upon her.
The bill the House voted on is called the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” and it was introduced on Monday by Republican Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri.
On Wednesday, the House also voted to pass a measure condemning “recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups and churches.”