Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions

  Calls on Senate to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Editor’s note. One year ago today the House passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, intended to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions on a vote of 228 to 196. The measure has languished in the Senate under the leadership …

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Supreme Court Inaction Does Not Deter Sen. Graham’s Efforts to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate

  On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal in the case of an Arizona abortion ban that was struck as unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals last year. Pro-abortion advocates seized on the Court’s inaction, and the 9th Circuit’s decision regarding the Arizona law, to attack the …

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“This is not who we are”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. It is Friday afternoon, June 20th, the end of what was for pro-lifers a hugely important …

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Reflections on House Passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act , Part One

By Dave Andrusko In addition to the usual factual mistakes, the brunt, it seems, of many news accounts of Tuesday’s House vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) is that (a) the bill is not going anywhere in the Senate, so why bother?; and (b) the bill was brought up merely to …

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NRLC-BACKED BILL TO PROTECT PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN IN SIXTH MONTH AND LATER PASSES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 228-196

WASHINGTON (June 18, 2013) — The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives today passed landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to “22 weeks of pregnancy”), the beginning of the sixth month. The legislation, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. …

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Obama threatens to veto Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; Sun will rise in East tomorrow

By Dave Andrusko Granted, sometimes it can be confusing—after all, President Obama is a master of obfuscation—the threat yesterday that the White House would veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was utterly predictable. Without rehearsing the long, LONG story of Obama’s history of non-support for legislation that would require that abortion survivors be treated, …

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TOMORROW TAKES UP NRLC-BACKED BILL TO PROVIDE NATIONWIDE PROTECTION FOR PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN

      WASHINGTON (June 17, 2013) — The U.S. House of Representatives tomorrow takes up landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to “22 weeks of pregnancy”), the beginning of the sixth month. “This bill is the most significant …

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“The most significant piece of pro-life legislation to come before the House since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 2007″

By Dave Andrusko Embedded in National Right to Life’s DNA is that NRLC allows the facts to do the talking. Put another way, the nation’s largest single-issue pro-life organization is not prone to exaggeration. So when NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson says the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) is “the most significant piece …

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Pelosi’s bizarre defense of late abortion

By Dave Andrusko House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is to accuracy and clarity what Planned Parenthood is to the practice of good medicine: zero correlation. Whenever Pelosi is pressed on a tough issue–never more so than on abortion—she blends evasion with misdirection and then unjustly [mis]uses her Catholic faith as a shield when anyone wants …

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U.S. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES NATIONWIDE PROTECTION FOR PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN, 20 TO 12

By Dave Andrusko Turning away three weakening amendments by pro-abortion Democrats, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1797– the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”–by a vote of 20-12. Action by the full House is likely the week of June 17. The bill would provide nationwide protection for unborn children …

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Bill to Protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children Advances Towards U.S. House Floor

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Takes Up Bill to Provide Nationwide Protection for Pain-Capable Unborn Children; Full House Action Planned for Week of June 17 WASHINGTON (June 11, 2013) — The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday, June 12, on legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable …

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U.S. HOUSE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES NATIONWIDE PROTECTION FOR PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN, 6 TO 4

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2013) — The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice today approved nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age. On a party-line vote of 6 to 4, the subcommittee approved the NRLC-backed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797).  The …

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