New Mexico needs its own statute to ensure infants are not left alone to die or intentionally killed after surviving a late-term abortion, and to ensure accountability. Please support HB37, the BORN ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT.
Babies Born Alive and Left to Die
A “person,” “human being,” “child” or “individual” is defined as the complete extraction (birth) from his or her mother at any stage of development that breathes or has a beating heart whether or not the umbilical cord is cut, or whether or not the birth is natural, induced labor, cesarean section or an induced abortion.
In 2013, there were 1,270 “reported” babies born alive after failed abortions, however, most were not reported.
The head of the OBGYN department at UNM says that babies have shown signs of life during induction abortions at UNM Hospital, and that no training is given on what to do. “OB-GYNs do not take resuscitate neonates.” According to UNM Hospital policy, infants “may show signs of life” after an induced abortion “fetal demise may take up to 24 hours.”
The Southwest Women’s Options abortionist admits that there were cases of infants born alive after an induced abortion and that there were no measures taken to offer them care.
The federal law BORN ALIVE INFANTS PROTECTION ACT is being ignored!
These babies are hungry, cold, crying for care and fighting for their lives.
Abortionists will not call these children babies, but refer to them as an abortion.
There are families that will adopt these children.
This is human cruelty. In contrast, cruelty to animals is defined by NM 30-18-1: abandoning or failing to provide necessary sustenance to an animal under a person’s custody or control.