Scalise Leads House GOPers in Pushing Pelosi to Bring Born Alive Bill to Vote After Senate Dems Blocked It

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other House Republicans on Wednesday called on House Democrats to support a discharge petition to bring Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-Mo.) sponsored bill, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to the House floor for a vote.

Scalise — joined by other House GOP members that included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) — spoke outside the Capitol and urged House Democrats to support the discharge petition on the pro-life legislation, which would force a vote on the measure and circumvent Democratic leadership, who blocked it “for the 17th time” on Tuesday, according to McCarthy.

Watch McCarthy’s speech below:

The Louisiana Republican posted the video of the speech as part of a Wednesday tweet in which he wrote that “infanticide is a barbaric practice” and affirmed that he would not “stop fighting” to bring the measure up for a vote.

Watch below:

In his speech, Scalise said that he and his fellow Republicans “stand firm in calling on every Democrat that claims to be pro-life […] to explain to their constituents if they are going to sign the discharge petition” to advance the legislation.

Scalise also released a statement about the legislation earlier on Wednesday:

The number two House Republican also went after Democrats on Tuesday, saying in a tweet that they were “so out of step with reality that they’re blocking legislation to protect babies born alive during abortions from being left to die.”

Watch the video from Tuesday below:

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was brought up for a vote in the Senate in late February, where it failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance onward. The proposed legislation would make it a criminal offense if a doctor providing an abortion failed to “preserve the life and health of the child” and did not “ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.”

The vote prompted a couple of tweets from the president, who called the vote “one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress.”

The discharge petition would need 218 signatures to bring it to the floor for debate. After 20 minutes of debate and a passing vote on the petition, the bill itself would be taken to the floor for a vote.

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“More young women in Texas become parents for a second or third time in their teenage years than any other state in the nation. Those pregnancies take a physical, financial and psychological toll on the teenagers, and they also come with a high economic cost for Texas taxpayers.” CDC, 2017… Read more »

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If the Dims ever figure out that killing their future voters is bad business they’d be against murder. It’s literally that. Mixed ethical and pragmatic judgements aside. In the real world, they can import them more cheaply. q.v. Pelosi’s move to give alien criminals the votes, their push for open… Read more »

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This is ideological stagecraft. The majority of those aborted are minorities and Planned Parenthood sites in low-income, education areas. Check out the maps. The lie of women’s health services means the 20-to-1 availability of other clinics offering things like mammograms bears this out. Maggie Sanger, eugencist and KKK supporter, is… Read more »

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In honesty I agree in part with Sanger. Those incapable of raising children (our tax dollars aside) should not be allowed to reproduce, except I’d mandate Norplant or other permanent contraception. Stupidity and poor choices tend to be life-long patterns. Or….sign a waiver denying ALL taxpayer-support if your “fertility” is… Read more »

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All three posts are well said and to the point. Murder has been against the Law for generations; however, the Socialists appear to want to eliminate those “unwanted” burdensome humans in favor of their anti-religion, anti-God, (anti-Semitic), pro-Illegal Alien Invader agenda to replicate Adolf Hitler’s ovens.

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