Abortion Survivor Shares Testimony in House Committee Hearing

Sep 23, 2016

Today the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits funding abortions with taxpayer dollars, and H.R 3504, known as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. The Born Alive Act, signed by President George W. Bush in 2002, extends legal protection to infants who are born alive after a “failed” attempt at induced abortion.

Several attendees spoke in support of the Hyde Amendment. Among those was the Senior Policy Analyst of the Charlotte Lozier Institute who stated that the major conclusion of a groundbreaking study is that the Hyde Amendment has saved more than two million lives since 1976.

Gianna Jessen, who survived and developed cerebral palsy as the result of a failed saline abortion performed on her 17-year-old biological mother, shared her testimony and framed the hearing by stating, “We are here to discuss infanticide. I am greatly troubled that this hearing is even necessary, and that such a law to prevent infanticide must be constructed in the United States of America at all.”

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