House, pro-life leaders back discharge petition on Born-Alive bill

At a news conference April 2 outside the House of Representatives, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and a handful of Republican colleagues announced that they would be filing a discharge petition for the embattled Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a move that will bring the bill to the floor of the House for a vote if the petition receives signatures from a simple majority of House members.

Smith, others in House condemn Senate block of born-alive bill, vow action

Democrats in the Senate voted Feb. 25 almost uniformly to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that mandates elevated standards of care for live-born children that have survived an abortion procedure. Sponsors of a similar bill in the House held a news conference Feb. 26 about their version.