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Sanctity of Life

Abortion at 20 Weeks Takes the Senate Stage

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Since Roe v. Wade, technology has changed our understanding of preborn life, and we need to face the truth on this issue: unborn children do feel pain. Science and medicine have no issue acknowledging this. While some preborn children are administered anesthesia during necessary surgery in utero, others have their limbs ripped from their bodies in a late-term dismemberment abortion with no anesthesia or regard for suffering. Read More

Shame on Google for dissolving its AI council over African-American leader Kay Coles James

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Women across the political perspective applauded recently when Kay Coles James, the first woman and the first African-American to lead the conservative and respected Heritage Foundation, was chosen to join Google’s new external advisory council to in part discuss the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Our joy lasted barely a week when, in reaction to internal pressure from incensed employees, she was ousted via the dissolution of the council.

As shocking as this may be, it is illustrative of the culture at Google, where over 1,000 Google employees took the time to sign a petition calling for James’ removal. Leaked email exchanges reported by Breitbart News show employees accused her of “transphobia” and “homophobia.” They accused her of viewing the LGBT community as “subhuman” and in support of “exterminationist” views.


Editor’s note: This article was published by Fox News. Click here to read it.

Saving Money Shouldn’t Mean Hurting Grandma

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) has always fought to protect life from its beginning at conception until natural death. A recent hospital stay and subsequent medical care for my 80-year-old mother has served as a wakeup call to the particular vulnerability of the elderly.

With this top of mind while caring for her in Tennessee, I was struck and surprised when I learned via a TV ad about a new proposed government regulation which is particularly onerous for seniors. Read More

The House Makes Unprecedented Moves on Born Alive

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On Tuesday, Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) filed a discharge petition for H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. A discharge petition is a way to bring a bill to the floor that is otherwise being blocked by the Speaker, if the majority (218) of representatives agree and sign. On every legislative day since the bill’s introduction, Members have asked Speaker Pelosi for a vote on H.R. 962. This has now occurred 29 times.

On the first day, the discharge petition was ready for signatures, 193 representatives signed; this record-setting number is the most representatives to ever sign a discharge petition on the first day. On Wednesday, five additional members joined, bringing the tally to 198 signatures. We only need twenty more signatures to force Speaker Pelosi to put this bill on the floor for a vote. To find out if your representative has signed, please click here.

CWALAC joined representatives on Tuesday outside of the Capitol at a press conference in support of Born Alive and watched from the House gallery as members lined up to sign the discharge petition. We also attended the Virginia March for Life in Richmond on Wednesday, where many of the speakers highlighted the radical statements of Virginia Governor Northam (D) that sparked the Born Alive debate.

Born Alive is about stopping infanticide, not restricting or regulating abortion. We should all agree that once born, a newborn child is a patient and deserves protection. This is a reflection on our humanity. Recent polling shows that 82% of Americans, including 77% of pro-choice Americans, support protections for children born alive after an attempted abortion. This is not at all the radical bill the Democrats are portraying.

Please call your representative today and ask him/her to sign the discharge petition for H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act. Click here to make that call.

 

Has Your Representative Signed the Discharge Petition?

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Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) filed a discharge petition on H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The Senate has voted on this bill, but Speaker Pelosi refuses to bring it to the House flooSpeaker Pelosir for a vote, even though House republicans have publicly asked almost thirty times.

A discharge petition is a special tool that can be used to get a bill on the floor for a vote, even if the Speaker, who controls the bills that are voted on and the House floor schedule, does not want a vote. A discharge petition needs 218 signatures from representatives, a majority of the House. Members are now able to sign this petition demanding a vote to protect babies born alive after failed abortions.

As of April 9, 2019, the following representatives HAVE signed the discharge petition to take up H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. If you do not see your representative listed, please click here to contact them and ask them to sign the discharge petition!

 

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TITLE

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

PARTY

STATE AND DISTRICT

Rep.

Ralph Lee

Abraham

R

LA-05

Rep.

Robert

Aderholt

R

AL-04

Rep.

Rick

Allen

R

GA-12

Rep.

Justin

Amash

R

MI-03

Rep.

Mark

Amodei

R

NV-02

Rep.

Kelly

Armstrong

R

ND-At Large

Rep.

Jodey

Arrington

R

TX-19

Rep.

Brian

Babin

R

TX-36

Rep.

Don

Bacon

R

NE-02

Rep.

James

Baird

R

IN-04

Rep.

Troy

Balderson

R

OH-12

Rep.

Jim

Banks

R

IN-03

Rep.

Andy

Barr

R

KY-06

Rep.

Jack

Bergman

R

MI-01

Rep.

Andy

Biggs

R

AZ-05

Rep.

Gus

Bilirakis

R

FL-12

Rep.

Rob

Bishop

R

UT-01

Rep.

Mike

Bost

R

IL-12

Rep.

Kevin

Brady

R

TX-08

Rep.

Mo

Brooks

R

AL-05

Rep.

Susan

Brooks

R

IN-05

Rep.

Vern

Buchanan

R

FL-16

Rep.

Ken

Buck

R

CO-04

Rep.

Larry

Bucshon

R

IN-08

Rep.

Ted

Budd

R

NC-13

Rep.

Tim

Burchett

R

TN-02

Rep.

Michael

Burgess

R

TX-26

Rep.

Bradley

Byrne

R

AL-01

Rep.

Ken

Calvert

R

CA-42

Rep.

Earl

Carter

R

GA-01

Rep.

John

Carter

R

TX-31

Rep.

Steve

Chabot

R

OH-01

Rep.

Liz

Cheney

R

WY-At Large

Rep.

Ben

Cline

R

VA-06

Rep.

Michael

Cloud

R

TX-27

Rep.

Tom

Cole

R

OK-04

Rep.

Chris

Collins

R

NY-27

Rep.

Doug

Collins

R

GA-09

Rep.

James

Comer

R

KY-01

Rep.

K.

Conaway

R

TX-11

Rep.

Paul

Cook

R

CA-08

Rep.

Eric

Crawford

R

AR-01

Rep.

Dan

Crenshaw

R

TX-02

Rep.

John

Curtis

R

UT-03

Rep.

Warren

Davidson

R

OH-08

Rep.

Rodney

Davis

R

IL-13

Rep.

Scott

DesJarlais

R

TN-04

Rep.

Mario

Diaz-Balart

R

FL-25

Rep.

Sean

Duffy

R

WI-07

Rep.

Jeff

Duncan

R

SC-03

Rep.

Neal

Dunn

R

FL-02

Rep.

Tom

Emmer

R

MN-06

Rep.

Ron

Estes

R

KS-04

Rep.

A.

Ferguson IV

R

GA-03

Rep.

Brian

Fitzpatrick

R

PA-01

Rep.

Charles

Fleischmann

R

TN-03

Rep.

Bill

Flores

R

TX-17

Rep.

Jeff

Fortenberry

R

NE-01

Rep.

Virginia

Foxx

R

NC-05

Rep.

Russ

Fulcher

R

ID-01

Rep.

Matt

Gaetz

R

FL-01

Rep.

Mike

Gallagher

R

WI-08

Rep.

Greg

Gianforte

R

MT-At Large

Rep.

Bob

Gibbs

R

OH-07

Rep.

Louie

Gohmert

R

TX-01

Rep.

Anthony

Gonzalez

R

OH-16

Rep.

Lance

Gooden

R

TX-05

Rep.

Paul

Gosar

R

AZ-04

Rep.

Kay

Granger

R

TX-12

Rep.

Garret

Graves

R

LA-06

Rep.

Tom

Graves

R

GA-14

Rep.

Sam

Graves

R

MO-06

Rep.

Mark

Green

R

TN-07

Rep.

H.

Griffith

R

VA-09

Rep.

Glenn

Grothman

R

WI-06

Rep.

Michael

Guest

R

MS-03

Rep.

Brett

Guthrie

R

KY-02

Rep.

Jim

Hagedorn

R

MN-01

Rep.

Andy

Harris

R

MD-01

Rep.

Vicky

Hartzler

R

MO-04

Rep.

Kevin

Hern

R

OK-01

Rep.

Jaime

Herrera Beutler

R

WA-03

Rep.

Jody

Hice

R

GA-10

Rep.

Clay

Higgins

R

LA-03

Rep.

J.

Hill

R

AR-02

Rep.

George

Holding

R

NC-02

Rep.

Trey

Hollingsworth

R

IN-09

Rep.

Richard

Hudson

R

NC-08

Rep.

Bill

Huizenga

R

MI-02

Rep.

Duncan

Hunter

R

CA-50

Rep.

Will

Hurd

R

TX-23

Rep.

Bill

Johnson

R

OH-06

Rep.

Dusty

Johnson

R

SD-At Large

Rep.

Mike

Johnson

R

LA-04

Rep.

Jim

Jordan

R

OH-04

Rep.

David

Joyce

R

OH-14

Rep.

John

Joyce

R

PA-13

Rep.

John

Katko

R

NY-24

Rep.

Mike

Kelly

R

PA-16

Rep.

Trent

Kelly

R

MS-01

Rep.

Steve

King

R

IA-04

Rep.

Peter T.

King

R

NY-02

Rep.

Adam

Kinzinger

R

IL-16

Rep.

David

Kustoff

R

TN-08

Rep.

Darin

LaHood

R

IL-18

Rep.

Doug

LaMalfa

R

CA-01

Rep.

Doug

Lamborn

R

CO-05

Rep.

Robert

Latta

R

OH-05

Rep.

Debbie

Lesko

R

AZ-08

Rep.

Daniel

Lipinski

D

IL-03

Rep.

Billy

Long

R

MO-07

Rep.

Barry

Loudermilk

R

GA-11

Rep.

Frank

Lucas

R

OK-03

Rep.

Blaine

Luetkemeyer

R

MO-03

Rep.

Kenny

Marchant

R

TX-24

Rep.

Roger

Marshall

R

KS-01

Rep.

Thomas

Massie

R

KY-04

Rep.

Brian

Mast

R

FL-18

Rep.

Ben

McAdams

D

UT-04

Rep.

Kevin

McCarthy

R

CA-23

Rep.

Michael

McCaul

R

TX-10

Rep.

Tom

McClintock

R

CA-04

Rep.

Patrick

McHenry

R

NC-10

Rep.

David

McKinley

R

WV-01

Rep.

Mark

Meadows

R

NC-11

Rep.

Daniel

Meuser

R

PA-09

Rep.

Carol

Miller

R

WV-03

Rep.

Paul

Mitchell

R

MI-10

Rep.

John

Moolenaar

R

MI-04

Rep.

Alexander

Mooney

R

WV-02

Rep.

Markwayne

Mullin

R

OK-02

Rep.

Dan

Newhouse

R

WA-04

Rep.

Ralph

Norman

R

SC-05

Rep.

Devin

Nunes

R

CA-22

Rep.

Pete

Olson

R

TX-22

Rep.

Steven

Palazzo

R

MS-04

Rep.

Gary

Palmer

R

AL-06

Rep.

Greg

Pence

R

IN-06

Rep.

Scott

Perry

R

PA-10

Rep.

Collin C.

Peterson

D

MN-07

Rep.

Bill

Posey

R

FL-08

Rep.

John

Ratcliffe

R

TX-04

Rep.

Tom

Reed

R

NY-23

Rep.

Guy

Reschenthaler

R

PA-14

Rep.

Tom

Rice

R

SC-07

Rep.

Denver

Riggleman

R

VA-05

Rep.

Martha

Roby

R

AL-02

Rep.

Cathy

Rodgers

R

WA-05

Rep.

David

Roe

R

TN-01

Rep.

Harold

Rogers

R

KY-05

Rep.

Mike

Rogers

R

AL-03

Rep.

John

Rose

R

TN-06

Rep.

David

Rouzer

R

NC-07

Rep.

Chip

Roy

R

TX-21

Rep.

John H.

Rutherford

R

FL-04

Rep.

Steve

Scalise

R

LA-01

Rep.

David

Schweikert

R

AZ-06

Rep.

Austin

Scott

R

GA-08

Rep.

F.

Sensenbrenner, Jr.

R

WI-05

Rep.

John

Shimkus

R

IL-15

Rep.

Michael

Simpson

R

ID-02

Rep.

Adrian

Smith

R

NE-03

Rep.

Christopher

Smith

R

NJ-04

Rep.

Jason

Smith

R

MO-08

Rep.

Lloyd

Smucker

R

PA-11

Rep.

Ross

Spano

R

FL-15

Rep.

Pete

Stauber

R

MN-08

Rep.

Elise

Stefanik

R

NY-21

Rep.

Bryan

Steil

R

WI-01

Rep.

W.

Steube

R

FL-17

Rep.

Chris

Stewart

R

UT-02

Rep.

Steve

Stivers

R

OH-15

Rep.

Van

Taylor

R

TX-03

Rep.

Glenn

Thompson

R

PA-15

Rep.

Mac

Thornberry

R

TX-13

Rep.

William

Timmons IV

R

SC-04

Rep.

Scott

Tipton

R

CO-03

Rep.

Michael

Turner

R

OH-10

Rep.

Fred

Upton

R

MI-06

Rep.

Ann

Wagner

R

MO-02

Rep.

Tim

Walberg

R

MI-07

Rep.

Greg

Walden

R

OR-02

Rep.

Mark

Walker

R

NC-06

Rep.

Jackie

Walorski

R

IN-02

Rep.

Michael

Waltz

R

FL-06

Rep.

Steven

Watkins, Jr.

R

KS-02

Rep.

Randy

Weber, Sr.

R

TX-14

Rep.

Daniel

Webster

R

FL-11

Rep.

Brad

Wenstrup

R

OH-02

Rep.

Bruce

Westerman

R

AR-04

Rep.

Roger

Williams

R

TX-25

Rep.

Joe

Wilson

R

SC-02

Rep.

Robert

Wittman

R

VA-01

Rep.

Steve

Womack

R

AR-03

Rep.

Rob

Woodall

R

GA-07

Rep.

Ron

Wright

R

TX-06

Rep.

Ted

Yoho

R

FL-03

Rep.

Don

Young

R

AK-At Large

Rep.

Lee

Zeldin

R

NY-01

 

Abortion is Not an International Right

By | Blog, International, News and Events, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life, United Nations | No Comments

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) came to an end this week at the United Nations in New York City. News reports warn that the U.S. seeks to decrease the rights of women and girls by taking away an international “right” to abortion in UN resolutions. Based mainly on propaganda from far-left political interest groups, this information is inaccurate and misleading.

The U.S. has long been a leader in policies and aid supporting the expansion of women’s rights around the world. Under the Trump administration alone, major initiatives have been launched in three sectors where the advancement of female equality is sorely needed increasing economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, increasing diplomatic and security participation and decreasing the technological or “digital divide” of women and girls. Research shows that women and girls face inequalities in all of these areas and initiatives like this can elevate women by targeting the main challenges they face. In addition, these initiatives reflect the strategic objectives of gender empowerment goals.

In contrast, the promotion of a so-called “right to abortion” that dominates liberal narratives at the UN does none of these. … [Read More Online at The Hill]

Secretary Pompeo Continues to Remove U.S. Taxpayer Funds Used for Abortion Overseas

By | Blog, International, News and Events, Planned Parenthood, Press Releases, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced further implementation of the Mexico City Policy to protect “more unborn babies around the world than ever before” and enforce President Trump’s commitment to stop U.S. taxpayers from funding abortion overseas.

In January 2017, President Trump’s executive action restored and extended the original 1984 Mexico City Policy to prohibit any organization which promotes or performs abortions in other countries from receiving U.S. global health funds. Today, Sec. Pompeo announced that the U.S. will also no longer fund organizations who subcontract with or provide financial assistance to other organizations in the global abortion industry. In addition, he announced the State Department will enforce the Siljander amendment to the 1982 Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act which prohibits tax dollars from being used to lobby for or against abortion. This announcement will directly reduce funding to the Organization of American States (OAS) in proportion to its expenditures on abortion-related activities.

Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, and Dr. Shea Garrison, Vice President of International Affairs for CWA, responded to Sec. Pompeo’s announcement:

“Secretary Pompeo’s announcement confirms the proud pro-life stance of this administration and their commitment to ensuring that U.S. taxpayer dollars are not used to promote or subsidize the killing of unborn children around the world. Today’s announcement closes two gaping backdoor loopholes that organizations continue to use to get around the funding limitations of President Trump’s expansion of the Mexico City Policy.
“The U.S. has shown we can continue to meet the most critical health care needs for women while refusing to pay for the killing of unborn babies. This is consistent with the moral beliefs of most governments around the world and strengthens U.S.-foreign relations. In addition, women’s rights and health care can be better served through more focused assistance to alleviate the main challenges women face around the world — including in maternal health and mortality.
“We are thankful for Sec. Pompeo’s continued actions to implement the administration’s pro-life policies to the broadest extent possible. As Sec. Pompeo said: ‘This is a policy that is designed fundamentally to protect human beings … this is decent, this is right.’ We are proud to stand behind an administration that protects the most vulnerable among us.”

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislative arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders, and over 30 years of service to our nation. For more information visit www.concernedwomen.org 

Promoting Fiscally-Responsible Parental Leave Plans

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Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have put forward an innovative plan for paid parental leave. The CRADLE Act would allow parents to receive up to three months paid parental leave in a fiscally-responsible way. Instead of creating a new entitlement program, as many on the left have suggested, the CRADLE Act is an opt-in program that allows working parents to access Social Security benefits for up to three months and then subsequently postpone the activation of their Social Security benefits by two months for every one month of parental leave taken. This plan has no impact on the Social Security Trust Fund, is budget-neutral, and the benefit would be calculated using the existing Social Security disability formula. There are other safeguards to assure this program would not be used in conjunction with any employer-paid leave program and would only be used in conjunction with a birth or an adoption.   

Paid parental leave proposals like the CRADLE Act give moms and dads the ability to stay at home with their newborns or adopted children during the crucial first few months. The CRADLE Act is one among similar, fiscally responsible, pro-family, conservative plans to address paid family leave. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Missouri), along with Sen. Rubio (R-Florida), proposed legislation last Congress to address paid family leave in a similar fashion and plan on introducing similar plans again this Congress. 

Paid parental leave has many societal and familial benefits, including greater workforce attachment, better child and maternal health outcomes, and increased parental engagement. However, the costs of a government mandate are often far greater than the benefits. Governmentmandated leave programs like the liberals’ FAMILY ACT put a strain on businesses, particularly small businesses, and make women of childbearing age less appealing to hire. Additionally, new entitlements irresponsibly pile on to our already crushing national debt. Many businesses know and understand the importance of these benefits to their workforce and offer their employees paid parental leave. For those parents who are not so fortunate, plans like this would bridge the gap without hurting seniors or enacting a new fiscally disastrous entitlement. 

Conservative plans like the Wagner-Rubio and the Ernst-Lee proposals reach a good balance of incorporating fiscal concerns with the benefits of paid parental leave. New parents need new avenues of support, but our nation cannot afford a new government-mandated entitlement program