Imagine the future for just a minute. A young child asks you, “What did you do about stopping abortion?”
How will you answer?
We continue to do all we can to STOP the killing of our unborn children. Please join us!
Tuesday Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s (D-North Dakota) office implied she would oppose S. 1553, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. “Senator Heitkamp believes reproductive decisions should be left to a woman, her family, and her doctor, and it isn’t up to the government to determine what that timeline should be,” spokeswoman Abigail McDonough wrote in an e-mail.
Just seven years ago, Heitkamp’s views were quite polar to her views today. She said, “I do not support public funding of abortions, and believe that late term abortions should be illegal except when necessary to save the life of the mother.”
Even in 2012, during her Senate campaign, she still asserted the same views. “I do not support public funding of abortions, and believe that late term abortions should be illegal except when necessary to save the life of the mother.”
What happened? Something happened. This is especially sad when you consider the evidence now available that shows the unborn child can feel excruciating pain at five months of age and older. I have to believe is it the money Sen. Heitkamp has received from Planned Parenthood that made her such an abortion proponent today!
In August Sen. Heitkamp voted to continue sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. In response CWA of North Dakota members flooded her office with calls asking why she would support America’s largest abortion business in light of the investigative videos revealing the sale of abortive babies’ body parts. (The ninth video was released Tuesday. View all videos here.) Thank you to all of you who contacted the Senator on this issue.
It’s Time to Speak Up Again!
- Call Sen. Heidi Heitkamp today at 202-224-2043. Ask her to change her stand and support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
- Please ask like-minded people to do the same!
It’s no time to be silent! “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8
Please Join Us in Prayer: Heavenly Father, We speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all those who are destitute. Let us not grow weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up! (Galatians 6:9) We praise You Almighty God that You are the Creator of all living things and that You form children in the womb. Bring us deliverance from the evil of abortion. Forgive us our trespasses. In the Mighty Name of our Redeemer, Jesus. Amen,
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Information on both North Dakotan’s and American’s view on S 1553 and S 1553 type legislation:
From August 25-27, 2015, Meeting Street Research conducted a statewide survey of North Dakotans concerning S 1553. The survey had a sample size of 500 registered voters. Highlights from the polling:
- Support for legislation picks up substantial support across party line with majorities of Republicans (76 percent), Independents (64 percent) and Democrats (63 percent) in support.
- North Dakota women support this legislation in higher numbers than men. A majority (71 percent) of women support this legislation, including 74 percent of women ages 18-54.
- Sixty-nine percent of all North Dakota voters support this legislation, compared with 21 percent opposed. Only 12% of voters oppose the limit because they think abortion should be legal after 20 weeks.
Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in a bipartisan vote of 242-184. Additionally, 14 states have passed state-based versions of this legislation. National polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News all found that a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after five months and that women support the measure in higher proportions than men.