Wednesday, February 6, 2019

MOMENTS AGO: Rep. Lesko Part Of Effort To Bring "Born Alive" Anti-Abortion Measure To Floor

MOMENTS AGO: Arizona @RepDLesko is backing up @GOPLeader McCarthy on trying to interrupt House schedule to consider "Born Alive" anti-abortion measure.

Here's the title of the bill (text not yet available) that McCarthy tried to raise. It was introduced yesterday - and today's move appears to be an effort to emphasize the line in yesterday's #SOTU:

H.R.962 - To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Lesko is not (yet) a co-sponsor of the measure, although Arizona's @RepGosar is. Only 3 of the 48 co-sponsors are female, so it appears @GOPLeader had to stretch to provide the all-female background.

Basically, McCarthy asked that the measure introduced yesterday be brought immediately to a vote. The Chair noted that that would require unanimous approval from both parties' leadership and committee chairs.
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