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“Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortions Is the First Step” – Hadley Arkes in WSJ

In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, Hadley Arkes argues for a reintroduction of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. We’ve included an excerpt of the letter below:

“Surely the most critical political challenge to Democratic candidates would be this: Would you join the Democratic caucus in opposing this bill to protect the child born alive? And if the Democrat argues that the federal government shouldn’t legislate on this matter: Would you pledge, then, not to support the Women’s Health Protection Act, the new summoning measure for the Democrats, a bill that would sweep away the restrictions on abortion in the pro-life states?”

You can read the full letter in Anchoring Truths or in the Wall Street Journal, where it was originally published.

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