President Trump Announces ‘Born Alive’ Executive Order Guaranteeing Medical Treatment To Infants That Survive Abortion
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will sign an executive order guaranteeing medical care to infants who survive failed abortion attempts, bringing the weight of the federal government behind the Born Alive Act.
Trump revealed the Born Alive Executive Order Wednesday morning in a livestreamed message to the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, D. C., according to Catholic News Agency.
“Today I am announcing that I will be signing the Born-Alive Executive Order to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve. This is our sacrosanct moral duty,” Trump said.
CNA reports that, while the executive order is still under wraps, it is expected to mirror the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — a piece of legislation that is regularly introduced in Congress but has yet to pass. The last time the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act made headlines was in February of 2019 (several states, CNA points out, have passed their own version of the Born Alive Act).
That act “establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion,” according to the official House record.
* A health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to another child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) immediately admit the child to a hospital. The bill also requires a health care practitioner or other employee to immediately report any failure to comply with this requirement to law en... (Read more)