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 …Continue reading "The House Approves So-Called Equality Act (H.R. 5) — Poses Grave threat to Unborn Children"
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 …Continue reading "Federal Legislative Update: Pro-lifers proposing protective legislation in both Houses of Congress"
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 …Continue reading "NRLC warns that proposed changes to Medicare Part D can limit access to life-saving drugs"
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 …Continue reading "Federal Congressional update: Threats to free speech and upcoming House Action on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act"
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 …Continue reading "Congresswoman Lesko Introduces the Save Our Children Act to Ban Dismemberment Abortion"
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 …Continue reading "Senate Democrats block effort to protect babies Born Alive following passage of radical state bills"
Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director Federal Legislation As a hundred thousand or more people from across the country prepare to travel to Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life on January 18th, National Right to Life is gearing up for a busy year working with the U.S. Congress on federal legislation. Unlike the 115th Congress, …Continue reading "A look ahead at the 116th Congress"
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 …Continue reading "Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Stellar Pro-life Record "
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 …Continue reading "National Right to Life Applauds Announcement from Trump Administration Regarding Pro-Life Policies in Health Insurance"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The New Jersey Assembly is slated to vote on A1504, the so-called “Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Act,” on October 29. Physician-assisted suicide has been considered by the state legislature numerous times without passing over the last many years. However, there may now be …Continue reading "New Jersey is the next key battleground in the fight against assisted suicide"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation This afternoon, the Senate voted on an amendment from Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to the 2019 appropriations bill which would have eliminated federal funding for abortion providers. The amendment failed by a vote of 45-48. There were several Senators absent from Washington this …Continue reading "Vote on an Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood fails in the Senate"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D Director of Federal Legislation This past Monday, August 6, 102 Members of Congress sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting new regulations related to Obamacare and subsidies to plans that cover abortion. The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and strongly supported by National …Continue reading "Over 100 Members of the House Seek New HHS Rule to Make Consumers Aware of Abortion Surcharge"