WASHINGTON, D.C. – Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) praised the House passage of H.R. 26, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation to require healthcare practitioners to provide medical care to every infant who survives an abortion, and H. Con. Res 3, a resolution condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, organizations, and churches. Since the leak of the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization opinion, over 100 pro-life facilities, organizations, and churches have been vandalized or firebombed by far-Left activists.
Excerpts from Chairman Jordan’s House Floor remarks on H.R. 26, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:
“In simple terms, life is precious. Life is sacred. All life, including unborn children. But that’s not what this legislation is about. This legislation is aboutp those kids who were born alive, making sure they get protected.”
“Unfortunately, as evidenced by comments from prominent Democrats, not everyone believes that a child born alive should be protected.”
“HR 26 would require healthcare practitioners to give the same level of care to a child born alive after an abortion or an attempted abortion as a child at that same gestational age. Work to save the kid’s life. Work to help that in that that that newborn.”
“It would also require the immediate transfer of the surviving infant to a hospital. This legislation requires health care practitioners or other employees to report any violations of this provision to state or federal law enforcement for criminal prosecution.”
“In addition, HR 26 provides the mother of an abortion survivor with a civil right of action against a health care practitioner who fails to provide the required level of care. It is simple. Infants born alive following an abortion are kids. They’re children. All newborns deserve the same level of care.”
“In the Declaration of Independence our Founding Fathers declared that it was life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the unalienable rights bestowed on us by our Creator.”
“Congress has a duty to protect these fundamental rights. This should be an easy vote I think for all members.”
Watch Chairman Jordan’s Floor Speech on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act here.
Excerpts from Chairman Jordan’s House Floor remarks on H. Con. Res. 3:
“The Face Act prohibits threats of force, obstruction, and property damage, intended to interfere with reproductive health care services. Let me just go over that again, prohibits threats of force, obstruction, and property damage intended to interfere with reproductive health care services.
“The Justice Department has said this act is not just about abortions, but applies as well to pro-life voting, pro-life pregnancy counseling services, and other pregnancy support facilities providing reproductive health care. So, it applies across the board. Now here’s the problem.
“On May 8, 2022, Mother’s Day activists targeted a pro-life nonprofit Center in Madison, Wisconsin, setting it ablaze and vandalizing it with the words “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.” On
“June 3, 2022, left wing anti-life activists targeted the Capitol Hill crisis pregnancy center, throwing red paint on the door, eggs on the window, and spray painting the building with, ‘Jane’s says revenge.’
“On June 25, 2022, in Longmont, Colorado, vandals graffiti and set fire set fire to the life choices free pregnancy center. This has happened dozens and dozens and dozens of times all across the country. What’s the Justice Department done?
“To my knowledge, no one. No one has been prosecuted under the Face Act. Not one single person to my knowledge. But all, if you’re a pro-life activist, and you’re praying outside of an abortion clinic like Mark Halk, guess what happens to you? The FBI kicks in your door, arrests you, puts you in handcuffs and does it in front of your wife and seven children. That’s what happens.”
“We don’t want any violence anywhere. But let’s not have this double standard. Not to mention this. Think about what happened after the Dobbs decision was leaked. The leaked draft of that opinion. You had activists protesting at every Supreme Court, well not every one, cause only the conservative Justices names were doxed and information put out there.”
“You had protests at their places in direct violation of the Statute 18 USC 1507: You’re not supposed to be protesting, interfering at when a decision is pending in front of the Supreme Court Justices’ home. Direct violation of the Statute and again nothing happened. That situation, as we all know, got real serious. Real Serious. The assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh.
“This resolution is straightforward. What has happened, literally now at hundreds of crisis pregnancy centers and churches around the country this past year is just flat out wrong. And this resolution says we appreciate the good work that happens at crisis pregnancy centers where they take in women where they help them, help them and help that unborn child.”
“Make sure that that unborn child gets to experience the gift of life, the sanctity of life is what this is all about.”
Watch Chairman Jordan’s full House Floor speech on H. Con. Res. 3 here.