Moolenaar Signs Discharge Petition to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion
Today, Congressman John Moolenaar signed a discharge petition on the House floor that would bring H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act sponsored by Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri, to the floor for a vote.
House Democrats are blocking a vote on the legislation. To overcome this procedural hurdle, House Republicans are signing the discharge petition so the entire House will have the opportunity to vote on the legislation. If the petition receives 218 signatures, the bill will come up for a vote. So far, more than 160 members of the House have signed the petition.
Congressman Moolenaar signed the petition and made a short video about his support for the legislation. You can watch the video here. Congressman Moolenaar's comments from the video are below:
“Today, I signed a discharge petition for the Born Alive Survivors Act that really saves lives and it is something we wanted the Democrats in the House to take up this bill. We have asked them over 25 times.
“What this does is protects those who are born and provides lifesaving measures to help people live. Today, I spent time listening to survivors of abortion, people who have actually lived through a procedure, and they were left to die.
“I think it is wrong in a country like ours, we ought to be treating the most vulnerable with respect because every human being is created in the image of God and deserves the right to life. That is why I support this legislation and that’s why I am asking for Speaker Pelosi to bring it to the floor. That’s why I along with many others have signed this discharge petition to get the ball rolling so that we actually vote on this legislation to protect human life.”