Oppose SB 23 an unnecessary and cruel abortion bill.

Oppose SB 23 A cruel and unnecessary bill
Time Range For Action Alert: 
April 10, 2019

Late-term abortions are very rare in this country – less than 1% of all abortions – but this bill is an attempt to deter and intimidate doctors from performing what may be a medical necessity for a woman.

  • When abortions after the 24th week occur, it is usually because the fetus has been found to have a fatal condition such as severe malformation of the brain, or the mother’s life or health is at serious risk.
  • In 2002, Congress passed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which already guarantees full legal rights to infants born at any stage of development. 
  • That bill did not include criminal penalties for doctors, but this bill seeks to impose civil and criminal penalties on physicians who perform abortions.
  • This bill will directly interfere with a doctor’s judgment and could put women’s lives at greater risk. It is also opposed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.