WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked two bills yesterday that would protect unborn babies and babies who are born alive after a botched abortion.
“From the moment of conception, every child is worthy of life and protection from harm. It’s appalling and sad that today’s Democratic party doesn’t agree,” Mullin said. “Although Senate Democrats blocked these important bills from passing, at least they were considered on the Senate Floor. House Republicans have gone to the House floor and demanded a vote on H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act more than 80 times. Each time, House Democrats rejected the Republican motion to consider the bill.”
“As Americans, we have the moral, ethical, and personal responsibility to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves,” Mullin continued. “I have always stood up for life and I will keep fighting for the lives of unborn children all across our country.” Mullin is a cosponsor of H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and has signed onto the discharge petition to bring it to the House Floor for a vote.
The petition needs 218 signatures to be considered and it is currently at 204.
Throughout his tenure in Congress, Mullin has had a strong record in supporting life. He has earned an “A” rating from Susan B. Anthony List and 100% rating from the National Right to Life.