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WASHINGTON (BP) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives initiated Tuesday (April 2) their latest effort to gain a floor vote on legislation to require health care for a baby born alive during an abortion.
Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., filed a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 962, in an attempt to bring the bill to the floor over Democratic resistance. More than two dozen previous efforts using a different procedure have failed. Since Feb. 6, various GOP members have sought unanimous consent for consideration of such a proposal on 25 occasions, but the presiding officer from the Democratic majority has declined the request each time. Read More