Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to be considered by the Senate.
“The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act takes no position on abortion, or the rights of the unborn. It simply says that, in this country, when a child is born – even if by accident, even in the most dangerous place in the world for an infant – a Planned Parenthood clinic – he or she becomes a citizen of the United States under our Constitution, entitled to the full protection of our laws.
Boy or girl, black or white, rich or poor. Each deserves—paraphrasing the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln—an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life. This is the essence of what it means to have rights, and to be entitled to the equal protection of our laws.
Among our inalienable rights is the right to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’ a concept that clearly encompasses the right not to be murdered. This bill will simply reaffirm that such fundamental rights extend not simply to the rich and powerful – but even to the furthest margins of our society, and to the most vulnerable and newest citizens of our nation.”