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Legislately

Protecting Christian Adoptive and Foster Care Providers

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s Director of House Legislation, Shari Rendall, talked to Rep. Mike Kelly about the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 5285), a bill to ensure that faith based charities will not be squeezed out of our communities because of their moral and religious convictions.

Protecting Vulnerable Children

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At the age of 14, Justina Pelletier was taken away from her family and made a ward of the state after being wrongly diagnosed by doctors at Boston Medical Center. Prior to diagnosis, she was a normal teenager who enjoyed ice-skating. Now, she is confined to a wheelchair.

As a result, a new law has been proposed to protect children from medical exploitation. Shari Rendall, Concerned Women for America’s Director of House Legislation, speaks with Mark Trammel, Legal Director for Liberty Center for Law and Policy and the Director of Public Policy for Liberty Council Action, regarding Justina’s Law (H.R. 4989). This bill would prohibit federal funding for medical research when that research presents a greater-than-minimal risk with minimal or no prospect of direct benefit to a child that is a ward of the state.

To learn more about Justina’s Law, listen to the interview. To make sure this never happens to another child. E-mail or call your representatives and urge them to support this bill.

Defending Israel and the Defenseless

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The Senate passed an emergency measure to provide 225 million dollars in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System.  However, the Senate was unable to move through the Israel Strategic Partnership Act (S.462), an act that would have strengthened America’s relationship with Israel.

Please urge your senator to support the Israel Strategic Partnership Act.

Additionally, please ask your senator to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670). This piece of legislation would protect women’s rights and regulate abortion during a time when babies can feel excruciating pain.

Listen as Alexandria Paolozzi, Senate Legislative Director for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, gives an update on the Israel Strategic Partnership Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

And remember to e-mail or call your senators and urge them to support these pieces of legislation.

Legislately!: The New Game-Changer in Defense of Marriage

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weberRep. Randy Weber (R – Texas) spoke with Concerned Women for America’s Director of House Legislation, Shari Rendall to discuss H.R. 3829, the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014. Rep. Weber introduced this bill in the House of Representatives in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down section 3 of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. This bill would allow states to define marriage as they wish and gives direction to federal agencies when applying benefits. Listen to Rep. Weber’s interview, educate yourself and email or call your elected representatives and urge them to support this bill.

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