Rep. Smith Seeks New HHS Rule to Make Consumers Aware of Abortion Surcharge

101 Members of Congress join Smith in petition to HHS Secretary Azar WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and 101 other Members of Congress sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting new regulations to enforce the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that insurers participating in the ACA marketplace must collect …

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UPDATED: Smith to Host Press Conference on Conscience Protection Act

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) will host a press conference tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. on the Conscience Protection Act of 2017, which would uphold the conscience rights of health care providers, religious charities, and churches who are being forced to participate in or provide coverage for abortions. Nurses who have been forced, against their …

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President Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy

Marist poll: 83% of Americans oppose using tax dollars to support abortion abroad WASHINGTON, DC—On his first day of his first business week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to re-enact the successful Mexico City Policy. “By redirecting taxpayer dollars away from the international abortion industry, President Trump has re-instituted life-affirming protections for unborn …

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Rep. Chris Smith will deliver a legislative update at NRLC 2016’s closing Banquet, “Building a Pro-Life Future”

By Dave Andrusko If there wasn’t already more than enough to make you eager to attend the 2016 National Right to Life Convention July 7-9, pro-life champion Rep. Chris Smith will deliver a legislative update at Saturday’s 8 p.m. closing Banquet, “Building a Pro-Life Future.” The NRLC convention takes places just outside of our nation’s …

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Rep. Smith’s Bipartisan Stem Cell Bill Heads to the President’s Desk

Editor’s note. The following welcome news comes from the office of pro-life Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). WASHINGTON, DC – With a unanimous show of support, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith’s legislation, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2820), cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the President for signature and …

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Rep Chris Smith on the undercover PPFA videos: “We must not remain silent and look the other way.”

By Dave Andrusko Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus, needs no introduction to any pro-life audience, let alone the readers of National Right to Life News and National Right to Life News Today. Nor does Planned Parenthood, whose callous indifference to the lives of unborn children is matched only by its …

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When President Obama says protect ‘least of these’ he excludes millions of children

Editor’s note. These are excerpts from the remarks of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ during floor debate today on HR 3495, the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act. For more on HR 3495, see here. Mr. Speaker, last week Pope Francis admonished a joint session of Congress to follow the Golden Rule—to “do unto others as …

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Stalwart Pro-Life Congressman Rep. Chris Smith, and wife Marie Smith, Awarded Prestigious Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal

  By Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture awarded the prestigious Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal to Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and his wife, Marie Smith, at a banquet ceremony on the Notre Dame campus last Saturday evening, April 5. The center’s director, Law Professor Carter …

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‘The Duty to Protect the Weakest and Most Vulnerable”

  Editor’s note. Elsewhere at NRL News Today, NRLC Senior Legislative Counsel Susan T. Muskett, J.D., writes about the honor bestowed on Pro-life Rep. Chris Smith and his wife, Marie Smith, by The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. The following are excerpts from the remarks Congressman Smith delivered April 5 upon receiving the …

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Rep. Chris Smith: Obamacare’s “attack on religious freedom is no accident”

Editor’s note. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the House Bipartisan ProLife Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments today in the religious freedom cases of Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS. Washington, D.C.– I am grateful that …

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Despite the President’s Promise Obamacare Massively Funds Insurance Plans that include Abortion on Demand

  Editor’s note. The following are the remarks of pro-life Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) delivered at today’s March for Life. Thank you for joining this extraordinary March—a magnificent celebration of God’s gift of life and a recommitment to defending and protecting women and children from the violence of abortion. Despite the fact that President Obama …

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Abortion: a reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists

  Editor’s note. On Wednesday nearly two dozen pro-life members of the House of Representatives rose to denounce the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. You can watch all their speeches here. The following are the remarks of pro-life champion Chris Smith (R-NJ). Mr. Speaker, 41 years ago next week–January 22–marks the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous, …

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