Massachusetts Republican State Committee unanimously condemns the Infanticide Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 1, 2019

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Evan Lips, communications director
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NEWTON — The Massachusetts Republican State Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to condemn radical legislation that seeks to expand the abortion industry’s presence in the commonwealth, and remove any moral or legal obligation to save the lives of babies born alive.

The proposal being pushed by the Radical Democrats and their financial backers such as the Planned Parenthood Action Fund would strip medical care rights from those born alive following failed late-term abortions, eliminating current law that requires physicians “take reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the aborted child.”

The bill effectively strips lifesaving rights away from the feeblest and most vulnerable among us.

The Radical Democrats’ proposal also calls for removing current law requiring parental consent for minors, or those between the ages of 12 and 17, who may be considering abortion.

The committee voted unanimously to condemn the Infanticide Act.

The Infanticide Act: Just the facts

● H. 3320,​ and its companion, ​S. 1209, would eliminate current laws requiring that physicians “take reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the aborted child”  — the following language in the current law would be eliminated entirely:

● Both bills would repeal state laws requiring that lifesaving equipment be present in the same room where failed abortions are conducted.

● These bills would allow for abortions after a 24-week period, citing that “medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the person’s age — relative to the well-being of the patient.”

● Children born after the 24-week mark, ​according to the New England Journal of Medicine,​ if provided with medical treatment, have a survival rate of more than 50 percent — a number that jumps up to 72 percent at 25 weeks.

● The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, named after former Planned Parenthood president and eugenics supporter Dr. Allan Frank Guttmacher, have acknowledged​ “that most women seeking later terminations are ​not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”

● These bills repeal parental consent requirements for minors between the ages of 12 and 17 who are considering having an abortion.

● These bills would end the requirement that abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy be performed in hospitals.

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