Amendment to protect babies born alive fails to advance, foreshadowing larger fights over abortion

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation Editor’s note. This appeared on page one  of the February edition of National Right to Life News. Please share with all your pro-life family and friends. Also send any comments to daveandrusko@gmail.com. Last Friday, in the early morning hours, pro-abortion Senate Democrats approved a budget resolution, in the process …

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Pro-lifers already gearing up to fight battles in forthcoming 117th Congress

By Jennifer Popik, NRLC Federal Legislative Director  Editor’s note. This appears on page one of the January edition of National Right to Life News which you received today. It’s an important story from  an important issue which I hope you will read in its entirety and pass along to your pro-life family and friends. As we start …

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NRLC praises Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s leadership in protecting the most vulnerable members of the human family

By Jennifer Popik, JD At the time of this writing, the 2020 elections have thus far produced  a U.S. Senate composed of 48 Democrats and 50 Republicans.  There are currently two run-off races scheduled in Georgia for January 5th.   While the Republicans were widely predicted to lose their Senate majority this past election, the election …

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NRLC tells House Members passage of H.R. 51 would mean funding of hundreds (if not more) of elective abortions in D.C. annually.

Dear Representative: The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the abortion implications of H.R. 51 which purports to grant the District of Columbia statehood.  Article I of the U.S. Constitution says that Congress holds complete legislative authority over the District of Columbia (“exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever”). That is why the …

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NRLC Praises Trump Administration Rule on Obamacare provision which would have forced health care entities receiving federal funding to provide or pay for an abortion

By Jennifer Popik, JD, NRLC Legislative Director This past Friday, the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule relating to an Obamacare provision dealing with discrimination in healthcare. It represents a huge victory for pro-life health care providers. When Obamacare was passed in 2010, it included a broad provision (1557) …

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By a nearly two-thirds margin, AMA votes to retain opposition to assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. Our look back to a story that appeared one year ago today is a reminder that the pro-assisted suicide movement is aided immeasurably when medical associations go “neutral.” Thankfully, this did NOT happen with the American Medical Association on June 10, 2019. …

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Senate Committee to hold hearing on “Born Alive” bill

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation  This coming Tuesday, February 11th, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive.”  In the wake of growing evidence that babies who survive abortions are deliberately neglected and left to die, the Senate hearing …

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Two pro-abortion hearings in U.S. House lay bare the Democrats’ extreme abortion agenda

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation National Right to Life Editor’s note. This story appears on page one of the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire edition and forward stories to your pro-life family and friends. Amidst the flurry of impeachment action in the House of …

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Two pro-abortion hearings in U.S. House lay bare the Democrats’ extreme abortion agenda

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation National Right to Life Editor’s note. This appears on page one of the November digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the issue in its entirety and share it your pro-life family and friends Amidst the flurry of impeachment action in the House of …

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Pelosi’s Drug Plan Will Cost American Lives

By Jennifer Popik, JD Editor’s note. Jennifer Popik is NRLC’s Federal Legislative Director. This first appeared in the Western Journal. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has released her sweeping plan to address the cost of prescription drugs. Notably, the plan includes not only burdensome taxes on prescription drugs but also draconian provisions to permit so-called …

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Powerful testimony at House Minority Hearing on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Federal Legislative Director Washington, D.C.– House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Pro-Life Caucus Chair Chris Smith (R-N.J.) hosted a hearing yesterday examining H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and how it is designed to protect innocent human life left vulnerable following an attempted abortion. …

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Republicans to hold a hearing next Tuesday on legislation to protect babies born alive from attempted abortions

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation – National Right to Life This coming Tuesday, September 10th, House Republicans are holding a hearing entitled “End Infanticide: Examining the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.” The witnesses will include Jill Stanek, RN, a nurse who found an abortion survivor; Dr. Robin Pierucci, MD, neonatologist and medical …

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