House Passes Womack Cosponsored Bills Protecting Life
Washington, January 11, 2023
Washington, DC – January 11, 2023….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today voted to support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act and H.Con.Res.3, legislation he cosponsored to uphold the sanctity of life. The measures protect the rights of babies born alive after failed abortion attempts and condemns violence against pro-life organizations and religious centers.
Congressman Womack said, “Life is sacred. These bills are about protecting some of the most vulnerable among us. From babies needing essential care after beating all odds to women seeking support, ethical treatment and safe havens of protection should always be the standard. It’s a measure of humanity and compassion of our society.”
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act gives all babies a fighting chance at life by requiring healthcare practitioners to provide medical care to any infant that survives an abortion or attempted abortion. It imposes strong criminal penalties for medical professionals who fail to provide such care and makes clear that no mother will be held liable or prosecuted.
H.Con.Res.3 condemns the nationwide wave of violence, property damage, threats, trespassing, and intimidation against pro-life organizations in 2022 by pro-abortion activists in the wake of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Political violence is abhorrent and unacceptable in all forms and should be treated as such under the law.
The bills will now advance to the Senate for consideration.
Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.