Trump Administration Doubles Down on Right to Life

Trump Administration Doubles Down on Right to Life

President Trump pre-recorded a message to be shown at yesterday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast… and it contained a bombshell:
“Today I am announcing that I will be signing the Born-Alive Executive Order to assure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve,” he said.
“This is our sacrosanct moral duty.”
The proposed law would require babies born alive after failed abortions to be given the same medical treatment had they been born prematurely under different circumstances.
The president has hammered the issues of late-term abortion and infanticide ever since a Virginia bill introduced in January 2019 would have allowed abortion up until birth, eliminated informed consent, and permitted late-term abortions in outpatient clinics.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed the bill, explaining that babies born alive despite an attempted abortion would only be kept alive and resuscitated if “that’s what the mother and the family desired” after a “discussion” between them and doctors.
The full text of Trump’s executive order has not yet been released–but it’s worth noting the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act has been introduced in Congress several times. The bill, however, has never become law.
In February, the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would have required medical providers to “exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion,” failed to pass the Senate 56-41.
“It’s incredible that a law is required to ensure that a baby born alive after a botched abortion receives medical care,” points out Right to Life League COO Theresa Brennan.
“But since such a law is required, and the Senate has failed to pass one, we cannot strongly enough express our gratitude to the president for taking this important step to protect the inherent dignity of every living human being.”