WASHINGTON (BP) -- A congressional act that would protect babies who survive abortion attempts needs just 17 more signatures from lawmakers to advance in the House. Last week, pro-life Republican representatives urged voters to call their representatives and ask them to sign onto the effort if they haven't already.
"Ask them if they've signed the discharge petition, and, if not, why don't they want it to come up to a vote on the House floor?" House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said at a hearing on the bill last week. "We know there are people who have survived abortions." Read More