The “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019” (H.R. 3) passed by the House of Representatives—on nearly a party-line vote of 230-192—would endanger patients by leading to a loss of anywhere between 100 to 400 new drugs in the U.S. over the next decade and reduce the average life expectancy of Americans by fourth months, …Continue reading "Partisan Bill H.R. 3 Would Harm Americans and Hinder New Drug Development"
By Dave Andrusko Good news for pregnant teenagers, parents, and unborn children came out of Florida yesterday as a key Senate committee passed a measure that requires minor girls under 18 to obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent to abort. The Tampa Bay Times’ Elizabeth Koh nicely summarized the situation in the lead to her …Continue reading "Parental consent passes key Florida Senate committee"
By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) They aren’t wasting any time moving their extremist agenda forward. The list of bills already introduced by pro-abortion leadership in the Senate and House of Delegates include three versions of the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment, a bill to remove the sensible parental consent law, …Continue reading "What a Shock! Pro-abortion forces introduce radical bills to strip away pro-life Virginia laws!"
Dear Member of Congress: This week, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 3, the so-called “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019.” The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) urges you to oppose H.R. 3 because, if enacted, it would prevent people from accessing current life-saving medication and prevent new innovative medications from …Continue reading "NRLC Tells House to oppose so-called “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019”"
Action Needed: Florida Parental Consent hearing set for December 10 By Jan Halisky, Vice-President for Legislative Affairs, Florida Right to Life When we last left off, the Parental Consent bill was stalled when it first came before the Florida Senate Health Policy Committee due to 15 amendments submitted by Democrats. At that hearing, the amendments …Continue reading "Legislative Alert: Florida Parental Consent, SB-404"
A new analysis of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (H.R. 3) by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimates that, if passed, the legislation could lead to a loss of as many as 100 new drugs in the U.S. over the next decade. “Congress should not set up price controls that will …Continue reading "“Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019” Could Harm Patients"
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 Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When Governor Tom Wolf proudly vetoed the Down Syndrome Protection Act that was passed by both houses of the PA legislature, he said it was because the bill “interferes with the rights of women to make their own health care decision.” Having a child with Down syndrome …Continue reading "Pa. Gov. Wolf’s Legacy: A Failure to Protect the Most Vulnerable"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Governor of Pennsylvania is receiving sharp criticism for his decision to veto the popular Down Syndrome Protection Act. Democrat Tom Wolf, a former volunteer clinic escort for abortion giant Planned Parenthood, announced his veto via a video posted on Twitter one day after the bill …Continue reading "Pa. Governor’s veto sharply criticized by sponsor of Down Syndrome Protection Act"
In a letter sent late last week, National Right to Life (NRLC) and several other pro-life organizations urged President Trump to tell Congress that the Shaheen amendment is a “poison pill” and that Congress should remove this language before final passage of any appropriations package. The Shaheen amendment, offered by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), was …Continue reading "National Right to Life and Pro-Life Coalition Ask President Trump to Oppose “Poison-Pill” Amendment"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The tweet was curious, both in its content and in its timing. Only a day after the Pennsylvania state Senate made history by passing the popular Down Syndrome Protection Act, Governor Tom Wolf issued a tweet which stated, “Another attack on abortion: VETOED.” To underscore the …Continue reading "Pa. Gov. Wolf goes to elaborate lengths to announce he is vetoing Down Syndrome Protection Act"
By Dave Andrusko Elsewhere today, we reposted an important letter signed by the leaders of 18 pro-life groups urging President Trump “to ensure that an amendment led by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), which would enrich global abortion providers, is not part of any final appropriations package.” (Emphasis added.) Let’s take a deep dive and see …Continue reading "NRLC opposes amendment that would increase funding by $57.55 million for domestic organizations that promote abortions abroad"