Hoeven Statement on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON –Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Senator Hoeven is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced by Senator Ben Sasse in January. While Hoeven supported the legislation, it did not receive the votes necessary to advance in the Senate: 

“This legislation ensures that all infants who are born alive receive appropriate medical care and are transported and admitted to a hospital.  As a society, we have a responsibility to protect those who are most vulnerable, and the recent, deeply troubling developments in New York and Virginia show why passing this bill is so critical.  This legislation would require health care practitioners to provide the same care for a child born alive following an abortion, as they would to any infant born at the same gestational age, and I am disappointed that it did not receive enough votes to move forward.”