In the wake of extremist pro-abortion bills in New York and several other states, members of Arizona Congress are following suit by voting to repeal the “Delivered Alive Bill.” Wednesday February 20, there will be a hearing to repeal SB 1367, which was originally passed in 2017 to strengthen the protections of babies delivered alive.
In order to give premature babies a chance at life after surviving an abortion, the bill requires doctors to use “all available means and medical skills” to save or “maintain” the baby’s life. These medical professionals are also required to document the efforts they use to save the baby’s life. Once the baby is delivered alive outside the mother’s womb, he or she has rights and deserves the same protections any other human would receive. If there is a condition with the baby which needs to be addressed, the doctors are required to assess it after it is delivered alive.
Without the bill, abortion providers would leave the baby to die or possibly even kill it, as part of the abortion procedure. The original bill defines “delivered alive” as “breathing, a heartbeat, umbilical cord pulsation, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.”
Some believe this bill is cruel and the Arizona House of Representatives now seeks to pass HB 2696 to repeal efforts to save the baby’s life.
To some, it is useless to try and save the life of a baby that allegedly will not survive on its own anyway. However, there are plenty of instances. However, babies born prematurely do survive and live to be healthy adults. People also feel that saving these babies’ lives are a waste of resources and makes it emotionally more difficult for the mother seeking the abortion.
A pro-life protest is planned at the State Capitol for Wednesday morning at 7:45 a.m. before the vote.
It is crucial for pro-lifers in Arizona to contact their state representatives to ensure the repeal is not passed.