Some senators and representatives are currently trying to pass a law to strengthen protections for babies born alive after abortions. Currently, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, passed in 2002, states that any child that survives the procedure is a person with full citizenship and is required to receive equal protection under federal law. But the Act lacks any powers of enforcement, nor does it specifically require medical care for abortion survivors, so it has not protected the children it was enacted to save. So far, Democrats have been blocking every attempt to strengthen the Act.

Author: Sarah Terzo

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