Abortion, Issues, Politics

State Records Support Need for “Born Alive” Protection Law

Abortion advocates determined to bury the truth of when life begins are hard-pressed to combat “Born Alive” legislation protections in the wake of state records revealing that at least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across just three states-Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida-since 2016. This data is also supposed to be collected from Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas, which have either reported no cases or have yet to begin compiling and reporting the data. In the case of Oklahoma, the information was left blank in its report but says, “Cell is suppressed to maintain confidentiality of surrounding states.” Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

At least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across three states since 2016, according to state health data that offers a glimpse into the extent of an issue that lawmakers have fiercely debated in recent months.

The data on babies surviving abortions is compiled on a mandatory basis by only a handful of states. What is available reflects a scenario that is rare but frequent enough to prompt proposals at the state and federal level for born-alive infant protection laws – especially in the wake of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s controversial comments on the subject earlier this year.

The most recent information comes from Minnesota, which reported in June that three infants were born alive in 2018 after induced termination of a pregnancy. That brings the state total to 11 since 2016. Arizona reported 10 in 2017 and Florida had 19 such instances since 2017.

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