Monday, February 25, 2019


House Democrats block GOP’s fourth attempt to vote on anti-infanticide bill
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House Democrats again blocked Republican efforts for a vote on an anti-infanticide bill. The bill, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, would ensure medical treatment and care for infants who survive abortion and put an end to infanticide nationwide. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) asked for unanimous consent to bring the bill up for a vote, but Democrats denied his request. The refusal marks the fourth time that House Democrats have blocked the bill from coming to a vote.

On February 6, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was blocked when he called for a unanimous consent vote. Then on February 7, Democrats denied the request of House Minority Whip Leader Steve Scalise to permit a vote on the bill. On February 8, Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner again called for unanimous consent to vote on the bill, but Democrats blocked it.