Senator Sasse has introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act. As Senator Sasse put it in a recent tweet, this bill is ” a rare opportunity to find common ground and protect newborns.”
Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) January 24, 2017
The Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act is common sense legislation that was passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives during the 2015-2016 legislative session. Senator Ben Sasse (R. NE) re-introduced the legislation in the Senate on January 24, 2017, with the support of 21 co-sponsors.
The legislation simply requires that, when an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, health care professionals use the same degree of skill and care with this child as they would with any other of the same gestational age. Additionally, the legislation requires that the child be immediately taken to a hospital following the administration of the proper care.
If passed, this would augment the current federal protections for abortion survivors and would ensure that their right to life is protected.
Why It’s Important
Not every abortion is successful, and sometimes babies that were meant for death beat the odds and are born alive.
Melissa Ohden’s Story
On August 29, 1977 Melissa Ohden was born at St. Lukes Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. She was raised by her adoptive parents, and lead a mostly normal childhood. When she was in her early teens however, Melissa learned that she had survived a saline abortion.
Melissa Speaking in Lincoln on Feb. 22nd
On February 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm Melissa Ohden will be speaking in the union auditorium in the City Campus Union at UNL.
Melisssa has committed her life to supporting the pro-life movement and sharing her story. Hear her testimony in person on February 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Union Auditorium. This event is free for UNL students (with NCard) and $5 for the general public.
All are welcome to this event regardless of political affiliation, religion, or views on abortion.