Salem, OR— This morning, a majority of the Oregon Senate voted down SB 586, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. The vote was 18-11 in opposition to a bill that would have required medical care to be given to a baby that survives a failed abortion procedure.
CDC data from 2003 to 2014 reveals at least 143 babies survived an abortion but were left to die without proper medical care. A poll conducted by Oregon Right to Life shows 78% of Oregonians support this legislation.
“Sadly, it’s no surprise that abortion extremism continues to be rampant in the Oregon Senate,” said Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Instead of passing legislation supported by the majority of Oregon voters, the Democrats continue to follow the marching orders of the abortion lobby,” said Lois Anderson, Executive Director of Oregon Right to Life.
Anderson continued, “We are so thankful for the eleven senators who voted to protect these vulnerable babies. Babies who survive abortions deserve equal protection under the law.”