Republican-Controlled House Passes Two Prolife Measures in Opening Days

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation National Right to Life Editor’s note. This appears in the January issue of National Right to Life News. Please share this story—and the reminder of the 46 page edition—with your pro-life family and friends. With Republicans officially taking the helm of the House of Representatives late last …

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Republican-Controlled House Passes Two-Prolife Measures in Opening Days

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation National Right to Life With Republicans officially taking the helm of the House of Representatives late last Friday night, it was clear that the new leadership of the 118th House has new priorities when it comes to the life issue. Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Majority Leader Steve Scalisewasted …

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A look back at the 117th Congress and a Preview of the 118th Congress 

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation Editor’s note. This appeared on page one of the December issue of National Right to Life News. Please share the Christmas issue with your pro-life family andfriends. As we look ahead to the 118th Congress, while there are certain to be challenges, with Democrats no longer having single …

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A Look Ahead to the New 118th Congress

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation Editor’s note. This appeared in the November issue of National Right to Life News which was published last week. Republicans have since secured control of the House of Representatives, a huge victory. At the time of this writing, the nation awaits results in several key House races …

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As Elections Approach, a Look Back at the Abortion Agenda of the Democrat-controlled 117th Congress

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation Editor’s note. This appears in the October edition of National Right to Life News. Please share the contents of this 49 page issue with pro-life family and friends. With elections approaching rapidly, Congress has left Washington D.C. to hit the campaign trail.  Due to the Dobbs v. …

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Biden Slams the Supreme Court, Calls on Congress to Eliminate the Filibuster to Force State to Allow Abortion on Demand

Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation National Right to Life Today, President Biden, while on the world stage in a NATO conference in Madrid, was asked if the U.S. was on the right track as a nation.  Biden took the opportunity to blast the Supreme Court as “destabilizing” stating it showed “outrageous behavior” for …

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Oregon’s Slippery Slope on Assisted Suicide – What it Means for Other States

By Jennifer Popik, J.D.  Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, a first-of its kind law, has been in effect since 1997.  Essentially, the law permits physicians to prescribe lethal medications to patients who meet a set of loosely-defined requirements including being terminally ill, competent at the time of the request, and a few others. These so-called safeguards …

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So-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” defeated again in the Senate

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation Late on Wednesday May 11, all Senate Republicans, joined by one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, defeated a motion to invoke cloture (end debate) on the motion to proceed to H.R. 4132, the Women’s Health Protection Act better described as the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act. The …

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Pro-life Senators and Representatives fight to prevent Congressional funding of abortion

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation Editor’s note. This story  appeared on page one of the December edition of National Right to Life News. Please share widely—with your pro-life family and friends and anyone else who loves children. Congress returns this week with a busy slate of items they wish to accomplish prior …

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Congress will tackle several pieces of important abortion-related legislation this Fall

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation With Congress slated to return from recess soon, the month of September will be particularly busy on the pro-life front. While there will be action on the annual spending bill, and a separate 3.5 trillion dollar social spending reconciliation bill, pro-abortion Speaker Pelosi (D-Cal.) has also announced …

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An overview and update of federal legislation

By Jennifer Popik, JD, NRLC’s Legislative Director Government Funding On July 29, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4502, a seven-bill appropriations package for the 2022 Fiscal Year that includes the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) Appropriations Act and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act. There were significant pro-life concerns contained …

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