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 …Continue reading "NRLC praises Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s leadership in protecting the most vulnerable members of the human family"
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 …Continue reading "NRLC tells House Members passage of H.R. 51 would mean funding of hundreds (if not more) of elective abortions in D.C. annually."
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) …Continue reading "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, 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. …Continue reading "By a nearly two-thirds margin, AMA votes to retain opposition to assisted suicide"
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 …Continue reading "Senate Committee to hold hearing on “Born Alive” bill"
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 …Continue reading "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 …Continue reading "Two pro-abortion hearings in U.S. House lay bare the Democrats’ extreme abortion agenda"
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 …Continue reading "Pelosi’s Drug Plan Will Cost American Lives"
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. …Continue reading "Powerful testimony at House Minority Hearing on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act"
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 …Continue reading "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 This week, the House of Representatives will begin debating H.R. 2740 which covers various spending programs for the fiscal year 2020. Despite a statement today from the Trump Administration to veto the legislation over several issues including pro-life concerns, the House, under pro-abortion Democrat leadership, is moving …Continue reading "Democrats’ spending package threatens to roll back hard-won pro-life provisions"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Earlier today, the American Medical Association affirmed the recommendation of its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs that the influential AMA remain opposed to assisted suicide. What made the victory even sweeter was the margin– an overwhelming 65% in favor to 35% opposed. After …Continue reading "By a nearly two-thirds margin, AMA votes to retain opposition to assisted suicide"