Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Right-to-Life Triple Strike in Congress
Right-to-Life Triple Strike in Congress!
U.S. House and U.S. Senate to vote on three major pro-life bills in the next five days!
Please act NOW!
(September 17, 2015) -- The Congress is about to enter into a period of
intense activity on major pro-life bills that are backed by the
National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). Your prompt action is required
to advance these bills!
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday, September 18, on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R.
3504), sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.). This is a new
proposal that would provide strong protections for babies
born alive during induced abortions — backed by stringent federal
criminal penalties and civil remedies. There is substantial evidence
that some abortion providers do not treat such born-alive infants as
legally protected persons -- and although in theory they are protected
by state homicide laws, enforcement of such laws in the abortion context
is rare. Longstanding concerns about the fate of infants born alive
during abortions have been revived by troubling passages in the
hidden-camera videos recently released by the Center for Medical
NRLC strongly supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. To read NRLC’s letter to the House in support of this bill, click here. To send an immediate message to your representative in the U.S. House in support of the bill, click here.
Note: The White House has issued a veto threat on
this bill, because President Obama thinks that it "would likely have a
chilling effect" on access to late abortion! To read the NRLC statement
in response to the President's threat,
De-Fund Planned Parenthood!
The U.S. House of Representatives will also vote on Friday, September 18, on theDefund Planned Parenthood
Act (H.R. 3134), sponsored by Congresswoman Diane Black (R-Tn.).
This bill would place a moratorium on federal funding to all affiliates
of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). National Right
to Lifestrongly supportspassage of Congresswoman Black’s bill.
To read NRLC’s letter to the House in support of this bill, click here. To send an immediate message to your representative in the U.S. House in support of this bill, click here.
Ban Abortion of Pain-Capable Unborn Children!
On Tuesday, September 22, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will force a U.S. Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). The Senate will debate this bill beginning on Monday, September 21.
legislation is based on a model bill originated by NRLC in 2010, which
has since been enacted in 12 states. The House of Representatives passed
this legislation on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242-184. The upcoming
Senate vote will be the first time that the Senate has cast a vote on
limiting late abortions since 2003, when the Senate gave final approval
to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
To read NRLC's letter to the Senate in support of this legislation, click here. To send an immediate message to your two U.S. senators in support of this bill, click here.