House Republicans have vowed to bring pro-life legislation to the House floor.
GOP members voted unanimously in support of a bill that would strengthen protections for babies who survive attempted abortions.
"The measure, called the 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,' passed 220–210. All Republicans voted in favor of it, while two Democrats, Reps. Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez, both of South Texas, defected from their party, voting in favor of the bill and 'present,' respectively," reports Breitbart.
"The bill would require medical providers to treat babies born alive after a botched abortion with the same level of care as they would any other newborn, and it adds penalties for violators," according to Breitbart.
Republican Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri, who led the bill, celebrated its passage in a statement:
Thanks to our efforts, after dozens of unanimous consent requests, two discharge petitions, and countless hours of advocacy work, the House has finally taken action to ensure that every single baby born in the United States receives lifesaving medical care at their most vulnerable moment.
"Democrats opposing the measure argued the legislation was pointless in light of a similar but less comprehensive born alive bill signed into law in 2002 and contended the vote was part of a grander plan House Republicans allegedly had to make all abortion illegal in the U.S.," reports Breitbart.
Wagner spoke about the Democrats' rejection of the bill, saying, "It pains me that this fight has to be fought at all, but medical care for babies should not be a partisan issue."
Republican Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida, a co-sponsor of the born alive bill, noted in a floor speech this week what she said were multiple instances in Florida of babies living through abortions.
— Rep. Cammack Press Office (@RepKatCammack) January 11, 2023
"While Democrats are not expected to pick up the legislation in the Senate, the vote put 210 House Democrats on the record that they oppose the born alive bill. The same bill passed the House in 2018 with the support of six Democrats but failed in the Senate," reports Breitbart.