WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas 3rd District Democratic Congresswoman Sharice Davids voted with pro-abortionist interests on two measures last week in the early sessions of the 118th U.S. Congress, one opposing a condemnation of recent violence against pro-life facilities and churches and the second standing against a bill that would require medical assistance for babies accidentally born alive after botched abortions.
Bill H.R. 26, named the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” passed the full house 220-210 and requires abortion providers to render life-saving aid to babies who survive attempted abortions. The bill also asserts that babies born alive from such procedures have the same claim to legal protections and entitlements under the law as babies born otherwise, and that medical professionals present are required to notify authorities in the event those rights are denied.
Kansas’ Second District Congressman Jake LaTurner and First District Congressman Tracey Mann were among numerous Republican co-sponsors in support of the bill. Fourth District Republican Congressman Ron Estes also voted with the 220 member majority to pass the measure, which now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
The measures outlined the contentiousness expected to characterize the 118th Congress with its narrow Republican majority; one which isolates Davids and her liberal stronghold of Johnson County and a portion of Wyandotte county from the majority of her 3rd District’s geography in which Anderson, Franklin and Miami counties are majority Republican.
The resolution condemning anti-abortion facility violence cited 35 separate attacks against pregnancy centers advocating alternatives to abortion and against pro-life churches and other organizations since the May 2022 leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Among those incidents were the firebombing of the Oregon Right to Life office in Keizer, Oregon, in which two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, as well as numerous incidents of vandalism, fire setting, spray painting of threatening messages and vandalism to staff members’ cars. Other incidents included those at three churches in Bethesda, Maryland, in which individuals either vandalized or set fires causing physical damage to the pro-life churches and their properties. One church received some $50,000 in damages.
Davids was the only member of the Kansas congressional delegation to vote against the resolution condemning that violence, which passed 222-209.
Davids’ communications director Ellie Turner told the Review Davids condemned all political violence and co-sponsored House Resolution 27, also introduced last week, condemning violence at abortion facilities.