"Rooting for newborn babies isn’t about politics and parties — it’s about hope and love."

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation identical to his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 220). The legislation would provide common-sense protections for newborn children born alive, after an attempted abortion.

“Every baby deserves a fighting chance and that’s what the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is all about. The circumstances of a baby’s birth don’t set her value—she deserves treatment and care. Period. We might disagree about abortion, but everyone who cares about human rights and has a heart should agree: Premature babies, even those surviving an abortion, deserve a fighting chance. Rooting for newborn babies isn’t about politics and parties — it’s about hope and love.”