Byrne Stands Up for Life, Against Abortion
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to the discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Congressman Byrne said: “I believe God makes every person in His image, that we all are important and have worth, and that life begins at conception. There should be no question that so-called after-birth abortions are barbaric and wrong.
“Unfortunately, some of my colleagues believe that even newborn babies do not deserve protecting. Though Democrats blocked the bill I cosponsored that would make clear that infanticide is wrong and illegal, I will continue standing up for life.”
The discharge petition, filed after Democrats blocked the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, failed to garner enough signatures (218) to bring the bill before the House of Representatives for a vote. The petition needed 21 Democrat votes.
Byrne had also previously voted to ban taxpayer funding of abortion.