Congressman Greg Pence Joins Colleagues in Signing Discharge Petition to Advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Pence (R-IN) joined his colleagues in signing a discharge petition filed by Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL) to advance H.R. 619 – the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would seek to save lives of newborn infants following a failed abortion or procedure. The legislation would also put measures in place to require health care facilities and reciprocal employees to report failure to comply or violations of the law.
“Every single life is precious,” said Congressman Pence. “No matter how big or small they maybe – everyone deserves to grant the same protection under the law. A society is judged by how they treat the most vulnerable among us, and it’s why we must continue to stand for life.”
218 signatures are required for a discharge petition to be successful. During the 116th Congress, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition received bipartisan support, with all House Republicans and three House Democrats signing the petition. Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats subsequently blocked the life-saving legislation more than 75 times.
Congressman Pence has historically supported pro-life measures, including co-sponsoring H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection act, and H.R. 784, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Congressman Greg Pence represents Indiana’s 6th District. From Columbus, Indiana, Pence advocates for conservative Hoosier values as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.