U.S. House and U.S. Senate to vote on three major pro-life bills in the next five days!
Please act NOW!
WASHINGTON (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!
Protect Born-Alive Infants!
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 Progress.
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, click here.
De-Fund Planned Parenthood!
The U.S. House of Representatives will also vote on Friday, September 18, on the Defund 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 Life strongly supports passage of Congresswoman Black’s bill.
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.
This 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.
Let your voices be heard!