Wednesday, the House Minority Leader spoke out on Twitter about his frustration over reaching a compromise with his opposition party, over the right for an infant to live.
“Republicans will not stop. We asked on Monday. We asked today. We will ask tomorrow. And we will keep asking for a vote on the Born-Alive Protection Act until Democrat leadership joins us in protecting newborn babies,” said Kevin Owen McCarthy, (R-CA)
The abortion battle has heated up across numerous states this month after comments by leading Democrats that mothers should have the right to decide to kill a baby up to the moment of birth and even after, shocking the country.
Any child who survives an attempted abortion should receive mandatory medical care. ← This shouldn't be partisan, but Democrats keep denying an up or down vote. pic.twitter.com/a6f98wOkwa— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 14, 2019
Congressman Kevin McCarthy spoke at a press conference today on Rep. Ann Wagner’s (MO-02) Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which ensures any infant born alive after a failed/attempted abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn and penalizes doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.
Remarks are below, or watch online here.
“One of the strongest made statements [President Trump] made was for those World War II vets, who fought for our freedoms––that we will not have socialism in America. He will stand up against it.
“He also stood up for those who could not speak for themselves. The same that Ann Wagner is doing with her bill. This doesn’t have to be partisan and It shouldn’t be. I applaud [Whip Scalise] for bringing out a discharge petition, but we shouldn’t have to get to a discharge petition.
“That is why today I’ll ask for unanimous consent for the House to consider Ann Wagner’s Born Alive Protection Act.
“And you know what? If the Democrats object, we’ll ask again, and again and again because it is just right. It’s not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”