Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), who is pushing for the Abortion Survivors Protection Act is quoted saying "There's a public uprising against the process of murdering babies once they've been born alive."
He offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to sign the discharge petition with his pen. He cautioned that those who failed to support the petition could receive backlash from their constituents, as the list of signatories would be open to the public.
Scalise tweeted, “You deserve to know: Where does your representative stand on stopping infanticide? I’m filing a discharge petition TODAY to bypass Pelosi & force every member to go on record & tell the American people EXACTLY where they stand on this barbaric practice. #LetUsVote #EndInfanticide.”
The Abortion Survivors Protection Act seeks to prohibit healthcare practitioners from propertly caring for babies who survive abortions after they are born.