Analysts confirmed after a study that in the United States babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt can die in 16 of the 50 states.
Researchers at the Family Research Council pointed out that there are no laws protecting children who survive abortions in: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The Council developed a map on its website that indicates the capacity of protection provided by different states to babies who survive abortions, and the status of late abortion.
At this point, it should be noted that the states of New York and Illinois generated the debate by withdrawing at the beginning of the year any type of protection for babies who are born alive despite being subjected to abortion techniques.
Likewise, in a second map the researchers counted that, another 22 states, allow abortion during the nine months of pregnancy, either directly or indirectly, among which are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
In contrast, they found that, for now, only 15 states provide complete safety for babies born alive, after they have been taken from their mother’s womb.
Denouncing this deficiency, Connor Semelsberger, legislative assistant of the Family Research Council, asked for the approval of a reform that would definitively protect those most defenseless of all.
“The patchwork of state laws protecting abortion survivors will not suffice. That is why it is necessary for the U.S. Congress to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” he said, according to Life News.
Semelsberger explained that the Democrats kept the project blocked thus participating in what he called “infanticide.”
“Republicans in both chambers have taken the lead in pushing this bill through Congress, but due to Democrat obstruction this bill can’t even get a hearing, let alone a vote, in the House of Representatives,” he continued.
“Family Research Council is committed to delivering 90,000 baby hats to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send a clear message that babies that survive abortion must be protected. Now is the time for all elected officials to decide if they are going to stand up for the most vulnerable members of our society or to enable infanticide,” Semelsberger concluded.
“One pro-abortion group estimates that more than a third of all pro-life state laws enacted since Roe v. Wade were enacted in the last nine years,” explained Quena Gonzalez, director of State and Local Affairs at Family Research Council, pointing to a pro-life trend in American society.
“These maps are a testimony to the dedicated work of pro-life state policymakers over the past decade to protect the lives of the most vulnerable among us, and to the importance of elections,” Gonzalez said.