The right to life is one of the founding principles of our country. Unfortunately, this year, states including New York and Virginia have considered troubling laws that would allow for the termination of a child after it has been born.
As the controversial governor of Virginia put it, “The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.”
Rightly, Americans have been horrified by the prospect of these laws that would allow infants to be left to die after they are born. Every person is entitled to the right to life, and that is why I am a co-sponsor of H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, proposed by Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri. This bill would require health care providers to exercise the same skill, care and diligence to preserve life that is reasonable for any child born.
Unfortunately, Democrats are blocking the legislation in committee. So to bring the bill up for a vote in the House, I will be signing a discharge petition to move the bill directly to the floor. If enough members sign the petition, the legislation will come up for a vote.
This is an issue of life, and every member of Congress should show their constituents where they stand. I hope my colleagues will join me in signing the discharge petition to bring this legislation up for a vote.
Congressman John Moolenaar
Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, represents Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District, which is made up of Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Shiawassee and Wexford counties, and parts of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.