Nesbitt introduces resolution rejecting late-term abortions

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Aric Nesbitt on Tuesday introduced a resolution supporting the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

The resolution also opposes New York’s radical Reproductive Health Act and encourages Congress to support President Trump’s call to end late-term abortions.

“It is unconscionable that 44 U.S. senators voted against protecting babies who survive an abortion attempt,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “The state of New York also approved legislation that allows abortions until virtually the time of natural birth. We need to protect the sanctity of life by rejecting late-term abortions and the barbaric practice of failing to protect the life of babies who were born.”

Senate Resolution 27 would formally reject the extreme anti-life policies contained in New York’s Reproductive Health Act, which was approved by the New York Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in late January. The law eliminates several restrictions related to abortions and repeals criminal charges for harming unborn children. It also allows abortions to occur virtually up to the time of natural birth and allows nonphysicians to perform the procedure.

Nesbitt’s resolution also supports the president’s call for an end to late-term abortions and encourages the U.S. Congress to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

“As a compassionate and caring society, we must cherish life,” Nesbitt said. “It is critically important to oppose such drastic pro-abortion measures and join President Trump in asking Congress to ban these horrific procedures and strengthen protections for the unborn.”

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