Democrats’ spending package threatens to roll back hard-won pro-life provisions

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 …

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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 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 …

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House Democrats hold hearing to advocate for abortion without limits until birth

Just how far they are willing to go on display By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation Today, House Democrats held a hearing ominously entitled, “Threats to Reproductive Rights in America,” mean to criticize the wave of pro-life laws passing in the states and reinforce Democrats’ full-throated commitment to allowing abortion for any reason …

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The House Approves So-Called Equality Act (H.R. 5) — Poses Grave threat to Unborn Children

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, Federal Legislation Late last week, the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act. H.R. 5 passed the House over the objection of National Right to Life as well as numerous other life and value-based organization by a vote of 236-173, on May 16. The bill was …

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Federal Legislative Update: Pro-lifers proposing protective legislation in both Houses of Congress

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, Federal Legislation Editor’s note. The following appears on page one of the April digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this story and all the great content of this 40-page issue with your pro-life family and friends. This past month has been incredibly busy on a number …

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NRLC warns that proposed changes to Medicare Part D can limit access to life-saving drugs

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Federal Legislative Director Since its inception, the National Right to Life Committee has been equally concerned with protecting older people and people with disabilities from euthanasia as with protecting the unborn from abortion. We have recognized that involuntary denial of lifesaving medical treatment is a form of involuntary euthanasia, and therefore …

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Federal Congressional update: Threats to free speech and upcoming House Action on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director of Federal Legislation In a new Congress, the first bill introduced by the party in power, numbered H.R., 1 is generally reserved as a symbolic indication as to the importance of the bill. Under the Democrat-controlled House under the leadership of pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi, H.R. 1 was the so-called “For …

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Congresswoman Lesko Introduces the Save Our Children Act to Ban Dismemberment Abortion

By Jennifer Popik, Director of Federal Legislation The National Right to Life Committee today commends Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) for her leadership in introducing the Save Our Children Act to ban dismemberment abortions. “We thank Congresswoman Lesko for her advocacy in advancing this dismemberment abortion ban,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “We …

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Senate Democrats block effort to protect babies Born Alive following passage of radical state bills

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation Pro-abortion activists and their extreme agenda of legalizing abortion for any reason until birth have been exposed in states across the country, notably New York and Virginia. In particular, there has been public outcry surrounding the comments of Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia which are tantamount to …

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Stellar Pro-life Record 

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation  Editor’s note. Pro-life Sen. Cindy Hyde–Smith (R-Miss.) was appointed to fill out the term of pro-life Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned for health reasons. She will compete against pro-abortion Democrat Mike Espy November 27 in a run-off. Under Mississippi law if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, the top two …

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National Right to Life Applauds Announcement from Trump Administration Regarding Pro-Life Policies in Health Insurance

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a proposed rule to require health plan issuers operating in state and federal healthcare exchanges to separately bill for any elective abortion coverage and to segregate any collected funds. In 2010, the passage of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did away with the longstanding …

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