Texas Governor Signs 'Born Alive Act' Protecting Babies Who Are Born Alive following a Failed Abortion

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    Texas Governor Signs ‘Born Alive Act’ Protecting Babies Who Are Born Alive following a Failed Abortion

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced last week that he has signed into law a bill that would protect infants who were born alive after an attempted abortion procedure. The “Born Alive Act” creates a doctor-patient relationship between the infant and the doctor, which requires that doctors “must exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

    In announcing his signing of the bill, Gov. Abbott contrasted Texas with other states that passed bills allowing late-term abortions, CBN News reports. He said, in some states leaders support abortion until the last minute of pregnancy – even after a child is born. Not in Texas. I formally signed the Born Alive Act to make it illegal to kill a child who survives an abortion. It also ensures the baby receives needed medical care.”

    Gov. Abbott said the bill, “Defends the sanctity of life and creates civil and criminal penalties for infanticide in Texas. It provides a baby who survives an abortion the full protection of the law in Texas and ensures that the baby receives the appropriate medical care.”

    This issue came to light earlier this year after New York passed a bill allowing abortions late into the third trimester. Then, an exchange

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