WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) last evening offered an amendment, which he introduced earlier today, to the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion Fiscal Year 2022 budget to prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars for funding of abortions and abortion-related discrimination. The amendment ensures that the budget will comply with the long-standing Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal …Continue reading "Sen. Lankford Protects Lives of the Unborn, Successfully Prevents Taxpayers from Being Forced to Fund Abortions"
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment to the budget resolution today that would ban funding for an abortion being sought because the unborn child has Down syndrome. His amendment was cosponsored by Sens. Lankford, Blackburn, Braun, Cotton, Cramer, Daines, Ernst, Hagerty, Hawley, Marshall, Moran, Risch, Rounds, Rubio and Tim Scott. The majority of …Continue reading "Majority of Democrats Oppose Inhofe Amendment to Protect Individuals with Down Syndrome"
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) offered an amendment to the Senate budget resolution that would penalize abortion providers that perform elective abortions on unborn babies with a gestational age of 20 weeks or more. Senate Democrats blocked Kennedy’s amendment. “Babies can start feeling pain at 20 weeks in the womb. These unborn children can suffer …Continue reading "Senate blocks Kennedy amendment to defend pain-capable babies in the womb"
By Dave Andrusko Nothing like a “progressive” professor of religious studies to give cover to an anti-life governor who has and will continue to veto any measure that provides the slightest protection to unborn children. In this case, Rebecca Todd Peters is not only the author of “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Professor offers lame defense of a veto of a bill in North Carolina that bans discrimination-based abortion"
Several provisions weaken or remove long-standing pro-life policies Dear Representative: The House is expected to vote on H.R. 4373, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022 and H.R. 4505, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) urges you to oppose …Continue reading "NRLC writes House in opposition to H.R. 4373 and H.R. 4505"
“The Helms amendment is the Hyde Amendment for the rest of the world.” WASHINGTON, DC— The following are excerpts of House Floor remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, on the Mexico City Policy, Helms and UNFPA amendments he offered today during consideration of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, …Continue reading "Rep. Chris Smith’s remarks on State Dept. bill funding abortion"
Louisiana Right to Life Calls on Rep. Carter to Represent District and Oppose Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Federal Budget NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Right to Life and Louisiana Black Advocates for Life have released the results of a commissioned poll showing that the majority of likely voters of Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, represented by …Continue reading "New Poll: Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District Opposes Taxpayer Funding of Abortion"
By Missouri Right to Life On July 14, Governor Parson Signs Omnibus bill which Includes Multiple Issues, including an additional provision to the “Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002.” One issue included in HB 432 is an addition to the “Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002.” The purpose of the original statute was …Continue reading "Missouri Governor Parson Signs Omnibus Pro-Life Bill"
U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the “Protecting Life on College Campus Act” to prohibit federal funds from going to any college or university with a campus health clinic that provides abortions or abortion drugs. “For too long the abortion industry has been taking advantage of vulnerable women and now, blue states like California are beginning to …Continue reading "Sen. Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Vulnerable Mothers, Unborn Children from Dangerous Chemical Abortions on College Campuses"
By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Human Life Protection Act (House Bill 1280) which would ban abortions in Texas if the Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Commonly referred to as a “trigger” law, HB 1280 would “take effect 30 days after the overturn of Roe v. Wade or if a court …Continue reading "Texas Gov. Abbott signs “Human Life Protection Act”"
By Dave Andrusko The vote in North Carolina is going to be close, very close, on an attempt to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 453 which Republicans had tentatively scheduled for July 21. On Monday it was learned that HB 453 has been moved to the House Rules and Operations committee. “Political analysts say that …Continue reading "Vote to override veto of North Carolina’s “Human Life Non-Discrimination Act/ No Eugenics” postponed until first week of August"
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the House Committee on Appropriations met for the markup of FY2022 appropriations bills. Noticeably absent were any Hyde Amendment provisions in the budget language. During today’s markup, Representative Tom Cole (R-Okla.) noted, “The most egregious aspect of the bill presented today is the removal of the Hyde Amendment, which protects lives …Continue reading "Markup of House Appropriations Bills Shows Just How Extreme Pro-Abortion Democrats Are"