WASHINGTON-Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the House of Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today with a bi-partisan vote of 241-183.
"As Chairman of the United States
Bishops' Committee, I offer gratitude and praise to the House of
Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
(H.R. 4712). This common-sense legislation offers a simple and widely supported
proposition: a child born alive following an abortion should receive the same
degree of care to preserve her life and health as would be given to any other
child born alive at the same gestational age. I call on the Senate to
pass this bill as well and ensure that the lethal mentality of Roe
does not claim new victims - vulnerable human beings struggling for their lives
outside the womb."