Every week in Australia, babies survive abortions and are left to die without medical assistance or even pain relief because it has been decided by adults that they do not deserve to live.
In response to this shocking fact, three Senators presented the Human Rights Children Born Alive Protection Bill to Parliament which calls for legal protections to ensure that babies born alive after a termination procedure are provided the same medical treatment and pain relief as other babies born at the same gestational age and clinical condition.
In February this year, the Senate referred the Bill to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee to examine and report back.
The Committee decided to make no recommendations after being granted a two month extension. It is now back in the hands of the Senate.