Senator Scott Fights for Abortion Survivors, Newborn Protections
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined James Lankford (R-Okla.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) in championing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which protects infants who survive an attempted abortion to ensure they receive the same care as any other newborn. While only some states have protections for infant survivors, this legislation would set a federal standard for protecting vulnerable life.
“The right to life is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence,” said Senator Scott. “Congress must pass this legislation so we can stay true to our American values, create a culture of life in our country, and protect our most fundamental right, the right to life itself.”
The legislation is supported by Susan B. Anthony Pro-life America, Americans United for Life, the National Right to Life Committee, March for Life, the Family Research Council, Heritage Action, the Family Policy Alliance, Catholic Vote, Students for Life Action, Focus on the Family, Lifeline Children’s Services, the Abortion Survivors Network, the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Concerned Women for American Legislative Action Committee, the Christ Medicus Foundation, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Pro-Life Activities, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.
Full text of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act can be found here.
Senator Scott’s work to create a culture of life includes:
- Introducing the ??Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act which builds on the Child Tax Credit provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by supporting families and pregnant mothers in light of the many costs that come with carrying a baby, as well as planning for the care of a newborn baby;
- Pledging to vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, or any other pro-life protections;
- Demanding answers from Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch regarding the 12 South Carolina pro-life students who faced harassment and expulsion by staff from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.;
- Standing against Democrats’ efforts to advance radical abortion legislation;
- Fighting to protect pro-life union members from being forced to back Planned Parenthood; and
- Confronting Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about anti-life comments she made during a Senate Banking hearing.