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  • Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act


    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    GOODLATTE. Madam Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 421, I call up the bill (H.R. 3504) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a healthcare practitioner from failing to exercise the proper...



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    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    CHU of California. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Contrary to its misleading title, this bill is not about protecting children born alive. Its real intent is to further undermine...



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    Representative Trent Franks

    From: AZ District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    FRANKS of Arizona. I thank the gentleman. I also thank the gentleman for his commitment to protecting these little babies. Madam Speaker, the United States of America is an exceptional nation, whose...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    NADLER. Madam Speaker, God bless the United States Supreme Court for its Roe v. Wade decision that liberated the women of this country to make their own decisions, to exercise their own consciences in...



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    Representative John Fleming

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-09-18

    FLEMING. Madam Speaker, as a physician, a father and a grandfather, let me first respond and say that, in the process of a birth, an abortion, there is no way one can tell whether that child is viable...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    MALONEY of New York. Madam Speaker, I stand in strong opposition to this punitive and intrusive bill. I am both disturbed and offended that this latest attempt to restrict women's access to reproductive...



    A picture of Representative Peter J. Roskam

    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    ROSKAM. Madam Speaker, my heart is heavy with this debate. My heart becomes very heavy when I hear the descriptions of this awful procedure. My heart becomes even heavier, Madam Speaker, when I listen...



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    Representative Raul Ruiz

    From: CA District 36

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    RUIZ. Madam Speaker, as an emergency physician I am deeply disturbed by the provisions in this legislation. The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act was signed into law in 2002. The pro-choice community...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    SMITH of New Jersey. Madam Speaker, undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress have again brought into sharp focus that some babies actually survive abortion. Dr. Ginde, medical director...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    COHEN. Madam Speaker, these are very important bills--this bill and the next bill--to the women of this Nation and to the people in America because these are rights that are being under attack. There...



    A picture of Representative Steve Chabot

    Representative Steve Chabot

    From: OH District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    CHABOT. Madam Speaker, a few years ago, a so-called doctor in Philadelphia by the name of Kermit Gosnell was killing babies-- literally. He ran an abortion clinic there, and as can happen in these houses...



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    Representative Tim Huelskamp

    From: KS District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    HUELSKAMP. Madam Speaker, earlier this year, many of my colleagues and I stood on this floor condemning abortionist Kermit Gosnell for his barbaric murder of babies born alive during attempted abortions....



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    STUTZMAN. Madam Speaker, what does it say about this Congress that today we are here on the House floor debating the killing and harvesting of aborted babies? How can there possibly be two sides to this?...



    A picture of Representative Gary J. Palmer

    Representative Gary J. Palmer

    From: AL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    PALMER. Madam Speaker, this is a fundamental American value. For our Founders, life was the first right. They understood that there is an order to things that even nature teaches us. They understood...



    A picture of Representative Ami Bera

    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    BERA. Madam Speaker, as a doctor, I find these bills troubling. The oath I took is to do what is best for my patients. One of these bills that is coming up today criminalizes the practice of medicine...



    A picture of Representative Kevin McCarthy

    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    McCARTHY. Madam Speaker, last week, the Judiciary Committee heard testimony from people who had survived abortions. They spoke as part of the House's ongoing investigation into the practices depicted...



    A picture of Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    ROTHFUS. Madam Speaker, to reflect on what the gentleman from California was saying, recalling the testimony last week of survivors of abortion, their stories are remarkable. They show the deep appreciation...



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    Representative Luke Messer

    From: IN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    MESSER. Madam Speaker, Proverbs 31:8 calls us all to speak for those who can't speak for themselves. That is why I am here today. I refuse to say nothing while Planned Parenthood executives are revealed...



    A picture of Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    DEUTCH. Madam Speaker, I rise today to urge my colleagues to reject these bills and to get to work. The U.S. Federal Government is set to shut down in a matter of days. Shouldn't we be working together...



    A picture of Representative Brian Babin

    Representative Brian Babin

    From: TX District 36

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    BABIN. Madam Speaker, we must pass this bill today, the Born- Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. We have seen the gruesome videos. They are not doctored. I dare say, none of these folks that...



    A picture of Representative Robert J. Wittman

    Representative Robert J. Wittman

    From: VA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    WITTMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise in support today of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. I would like to thank the chairman and Mr. Franks for their leadership on this issue. This issue...



    A picture of Representative Kevin Brady

    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    BRADY of Texas. Madam Speaker, my wife and I are adoptive parents. We have a family only because two women in very difficult situations chose life. So this issue of protecting the unborn is dear to...



    A picture of Representative David P. Roe

    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    ROE of Tennessee. I thank the chairman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart. Having spent over 30 years as a practicing OB/GYN physician, delivering almost 5,000 babies and...



    A picture of Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    SCHAKOWSKY. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding to me. Madam Speaker, I just want to say that there is the implication in the testimony and in the speeches that are made here that the other side of...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    SCALISE. I thank the gentleman from Virginia for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act offered by my friend and colleague from Arizona,...



    A picture of Representative John Conyers Jr.

    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    CONYERS. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 3504, the ``Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.'' Contrary to its misleading title, H.R. 3504 is not about protecting children...



    A picture of Representative Ann Wagner

    Representative Ann Wagner

    From: MO District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    WAGNER. Madam Speaker, due to extenuating circumstances, I was unable to attend votes for the week of September 14 through September 18, 2015. On passage of H.R. 1214--National Forest Small Tracts...