Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) released the following statement after Senator Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Amendment received 52 votes in the Senate:
WAGNER: “I am pleased to see a majority of Senators vote in support of lifesaving protections for infants. Requiring medical care for innocent children who survive abortions is just commonsense. While I am saddened that not all Senators stood in defense of innocent life, this level of support is further evidence the House must put my Born-Alive legislation to a vote so we can swiftly send it over to the Senate for a straight up or down vote. The grave vulnerabilities these precious babies face demand we take action to ensure their health and safety.”
SCALISE: “While Senator Sasse’s Born-Alive amendment received majority support in the Senate last night, it should have received unanimous support. It is not enough for a majority of Representatives and Senators to believe that babies who survive an abortion deserve full medical care and attention. 77% of voters support the Born-Alive Act, while only 4% of Senate Democrats voted in favor of the amendment. Democrats are truly pandering to left’s most pro-abortion radicals.”
Senator Sasse’s amendment received 52 votes in the Senate. While it did not reach the required 60 vote threshold for passage, the Senate’s majority support for these commonsense protections is clear.