"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Resource Kit Born Alive Advocacy Day in your state

The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act H.R. 962 has been introduced and says:

Introduced in House (02/05/2019) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.

A health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to another child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) immediately admit the child to a hospital. The bill also requires a health care practitioner or other employee to immediately report any failure to comply with this requirement to law enforcement.

A person who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. Additionally, an individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder. The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.

The USCCB has outlined guidelines for this action.


Thank you for any steps already taken with your diocese to urge Democratic House members in your state to sign the discharge petition and vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962). We appreciate your continued participation in this select group of diocesan pro-life leaders—due to where you live and work, you have an irreplaceable role in protecting the rights of babies born alive after abortion.

On April 29, we followed up with materials to assist you, including an action calendar of which tasks you can complete, and when!

One of those tasks was to reach out to parishes today, May 7, with information about coordinating an advocacy day during one of the targeted weekends of this effort (you can choose the weekend of May 25, June 1, or June 8).

All of these materials will continue to be available on our leadership page.

Here is the updated letter to your parishes and the plan for the advocacy day. We also have a pulpit announcement and take away slips for you to use.

USCCB Resource Kit:

Click here for the list of targeted representatives