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Carter Votes to Strengthen Protections for the Unborn

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Washington, September 18, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) continued his fight to protect the sanctity of life today by voting to strengthen protections for babies that survive abortion. The House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, with Carter’s support, to require any health care practitioner to preserve the life of a child born alive in the case of an abortion as they would any other child.

“As a proud father and grandfather, I will do everything in my power to protect a child,” said Carter. “The atrocious videos of Planned Parenthood involve discussions of instances where a baby is born ‘intact’ during the course of an abortion. These despicable acts are on par with the sickest of criminals behind bars and that is exactly where these people belong. I am pleased that this legislation provides that if a born-alive child is cut open for body parts or if there are other actions taken to kill the child, the punishment is first degree murder. Murder is exactly what these acts are and the offenders must pay for their crime.”

A staunch defender of the right to life, Carter was a cosponsor of this legislation. He recently voted in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to ban abortions nationwide 20 weeks after conception except in the cases of incest and rape. Carter is also a cosponsor of H.R. 426, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which protects life from conception. 

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