Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding the vote in the United States Senate on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:
“It is inconceivable that a baby born alive, even if it is after an attempted abortion, should not have the same rights as any other newborn. Unfortunately, some elected officials have recently made public comments indicating that they are fine refusing treatment to a child born alive, even if the refusal to treat the child born alive could result in his or her death.
“This evening, the United States Senate voted on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would guarantee protections to babies that survive abortions. I joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA), and other Republican representatives in going to the Senate floor and watching the vote. Congresswoman Wagner introduced the House version of the bill.
“I was disappointed to see the bill fail in the Senate, and disappointed that Virginia’s Senators voted against it.
“It is hard to see how anyone, even if he or she holds pro-choice views, could deny the right to life for a baby born alive.”