Incoming House Majority Leader-elect Steve Scalise Outlines Legislative Goals that Include Pro-Life Legislation
WASHINGTON – National Right to Life praised incoming House Leadership for plans to bring to the House Floor pro-life legislation within the first two weeks of 2023.
“National Right to Life praises Republican leaders for making the protection of innocent human life a priority in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Pro-life leaders in the House have already shown that they will stand up to Biden and the Democrats in Congress who have made unlimited abortion a priority.”
Tobias continued, “We have seen the effects of the ‘all-abortion-all-the-time’ policies under the leadership of the Democrats. They created a maelstrom of pro-abortion policies and legislation that would make unlimited abortion the law of the land and they worked lockstep with the White House to promote abortion through government programs and activities.”
In a letter released to Republican colleagues, House Majority Leader-elect Steve Scalise (R-La.) outlined immediate legislative goals that include:
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act – Sponsor: Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
A bill that would make the long-standing Hyde Amendment permanent. The bill also includes provisions to prohibit federal funding of abortion as well as funding for any insurance plan that includes elective abortion. It’s estimated that before the Hyde Amendment took effect, the Medicaid program paid for about 300,000 elective abortions annually, and that the number was escalating rapidly. The Hyde Amendment is estimated to have saved over 2.5 million lives.
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – Sponsor: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.)
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires that, when a baby is born alive following an abortion, health care practitioners must exercise the same degree of professional skill and care that would be offered to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. It also requires that, following appropriate care, health care workers must transport the living child immediately to a hospital.
Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches – Sponsor: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.)
A resolution expressing the sense of Congress condemning the dozens of attacks that have been committed against pro-life facilities, groups, and churches.
“National Right to Life thanks House Majority Leader-elect Steve Scalise (R-La.) as well as bill sponsors Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.),” said Tobias. “House Leadership has made advancing legislation on the right to life and protecting women and their unborn children a priority.”