January 11, 2023
Webster Praises Passage of Pro-Life Legislation
Washington, DC – On the third day of the 118th Congress, House Republicans overwhelmingly passed H.R. 26, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act, legislation to protect infants born-alive after an abortion.
“It’s unconscionable that babies born alive after failed abortions can be denied medical care to save their life,” said Rep. Webster. “It’s tragic that Democrats blocked this bill for 4 years, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to see it pass the House on the 3rd day of this Congress. H.R. 26 is about basic decency and sanctity of life, extending to infants born after a failed abortion the same legal protections and medical care as any other newborn. I urge the U.S. Senate to take it up quickly.”
The House also passed H.Con.Res. 3 condemning the nationwide wave of violence, property damage, threats, trespassing, and intimidation against pro-life organizations in 2022 by pro-abortion activists in the wake of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
“For too long, The Biden Administration has ignored the attacks and vandalization of pregnancy resource centers and churches,” Webster added. “This resolution makes it clear that Congress denounces the violence, property damage, and intimidation carried out by radical pro-abortion activists.”
Rep. Webster co-introduced both bills with more than 100 Republican Members of Congress. SBA Pro-Life America, National Right to Life, Heritage Action, Faith & Freedom Coalition, Students for Life, Abortion Survivors Network, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Family Policy Alliance, Concerned Women for America, Center for Religious Liberty, Coalition for Jewish Values, and Lifeline Children’s Services are among the organizations supporting the bills.