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President Trump issues executive order protecting premature babies, those born-alive after attempted abortions

Baby's Feet

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday that enhances legal protections for those born prematurely and babies who survive abortions:

“Every human life is valuable, and every single baby deserves to be protected. While we are disappointed that Congress has failed to provide adequate legal protection for babies who survive abortions, we commend the White House for taking action to protect these children. We’ve heard tragic stories from medical professionals about babies left to die after attempted abortions, but we’ve also heard stories of hope and healing from survivors. This proposed order is designed to help make those hopeful stories more common and clarify the duty of care that medical professionals owe infants. We continue to respectfully urge our leaders in public office to affirm the basic human rights of vulnerable children—born and unborn.”


Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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