Watch: GOP Whip Steve Scalise Urges Democrats to Sign Petition to Force Vote on Born-Alive Act

Breitbart | 4/2/2019 | Staff
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House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana held a press conference Tuesday to announce his intention to file a discharge petition that he hopes enough Democrats will sign in order to force a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive abortion from infanticide.

Scalise was joined by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California; Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri, who introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; Republican Conference chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming; and other pro-life members of Congress ahead of his intended filing of the discharge petition.

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Pro-life Twitter users urged House members to sign the discharge petition using the hashtag #EndInfanticide:

According to Scalise’s office, only a simple majority – 218 signatures – is required for the discharge petition to be successful to force a vote. The petition must receive the signatures of 21 Democrats to join those of Republicans to move the Born-Alive bill to the floor of the House. Three Democrats have already co-sponsored the legislation – Reps. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, Henry Cuellar of Texas, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota.

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House Democrat leaders have now refused more than 25 requests by members to vote on the legislation.

Abortion survivors Melissa Ohden, Claire Culwell, and Gianna Jessen were present at the press conference, as was the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List’s (SBA List) national campaign chair Jill Stanek, and Dr. Christina Francis, board chair of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

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SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Democrats are out of touch with the vast majority of Americans on the issue of protecting babies from botched abortions from infanticide.

“Shame on Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats for repeatedly refusing to allow a vote on this compassionate, common-ground bill,” she said in a statement. “Seventy-seven (77) percent...
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