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Born Alive Social Media Action-Join Us!

By | Family Issues, House Legislative Updates, News and Events, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Eighty! That’s how many times House Republicans have asked Speaker Pelosi to bring  the Born Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act up for a vote on the House floor. #LetUsVote and #EndInfanticide have been the social media rallying cry for supporters seeking to protect the unborn – and the born.

This bill, H.R. 962, merely requires, under criminal penalty, that medical professionals provide the same standard of care to a baby born alive after an attempted abortion that they would provide any other child born at the same gestational age. Doctors who allow babies to die without such care are committing nothing short of infanticide. Many Americans were horrified by the words of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam early this year who made statements on a public radio broadcast defending the practice of neglecting a baby born alive in order to end her life.

Eighty-two percent of Americans support this legislation, including 77% who identify as pro-choice – yet Speaker Pelosi continues to block this potentially life-saving legislation. So far, we have 201 signatures on the House discharge petition, a way to force a bill to the floor that is otherwise being blocked by the Speaker. We need a simple majority of the House of Representatives (218) to  sign this petition. We are currently 17 signatures short of the number needed to trigger a vote. Meanwhile, members keep asking for unanimous consent to bring the bill to the floor for a vote every day they are in session.

The House and Senate are now in recess for the next six weeks, meaning your representatives will be home holding town halls and going to events to listen to the concerns of their constituents. We are working hard to bring the Born Alive bill to the floor for a vote, but we need your help. If your representative has not signed the discharge petition, go to one of their town halls this August and ask them why they have not signed it. To find out if your representative is holding a town hall near you, visit their website and look for events or call their office and ask if they are holding a town hall in August.

Also, join us on Monday, August 5, on Twitter from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST for a Tweetfest where we will talk about the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and why it is so necessary. Tweet @ your representatives (click here to find their official Twitter handle) and ask them to sign. Tweet at @SpeakerPelosi and tell her you want this bill on the floor for a vote. Use the hashtags #LetUsVote and #EndInfanticide and make sure you’re following CWA LAC’s official Twitter account, @CWforA, and retweet our tweets and tag us in your tweets so we can retweet you, too!

Thank you for partnering with us to keep pressure on Congress to end infanticide.

Letter: Born-alive babies deserve protection

By | South Dakota | No Comments

Letter -to-the-editor posted in the Aberdeen News

By State Director, Linda Schauer

Good legislation sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, prohibits further research testing on cats and provides adoption for current research subjects. The HEART bill, sponsored by presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, would criminalize dog fighting and find forever homes for survivors.

I applaud these senators for their concern for our feline and canine friends. Pets are great companions and should be well-treated. However, when those who bring bills that protect cats and dogs fail to provide humane treatment for human babies who survive an abortion, it is unconscionable and the essence of hypocrisy.

After New York erased all protections for born-alive babies, and the governor of Virginia endorsed infanticide, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Sadly, the bill failed to receive the necessary 60 votes with 44 Democrat senators opposing the protection of babies who survive abortion or attempted abortion. The Born Alive bill is experiencing the same fate in the Democrat-controlled House with Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing to allow a vote.

Recent polling shows that 82 percent of Americans, including 77 percent of pro-choice Americans, support protection for children born alive after an attempted abortion. Clearly, most Americans believe babies born alive after an attempted abortion are now patients worthy of medical care.

The Born Alive bill would require abortionists to provide care to a child born alive and includes penalties for the practitioner. It also shields birth mothers from prosecution and grants them the right to take civil action against a health care professional who fails to provide this care. Additionally, any infant born alive after an attempted abortion must be immediately admitted to a hospital.

Born Alive is about stopping infanticide, not restricting or regulating abortion. Our humanity demands that born and unborn children deserve protection.

Linda D. Schauer
Leola
State director, Concerned Women for America of South Dakota

https://www.aberdeennews.com/news/opinion/letters/letter-born-alive-babies-deserve-protection/article_0b052af7-d2be-5982-a505-1fdaa0f11cc1.html

Protect Babies Born Alive in NC: Help Us Override the Veto!

By | North Carolina | No Comments

Last month, our state legislators passed SB359, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, only to have it vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper (Democrat) on April 18. In response to the veto, pro-life leaders from around the state, including myself, spoke at a press conference in Raleigh this week urging legislators to set aside politics and have compassion on babies surviving a horrific abortion – allowing these babies to be cared for instead of being set aside to die on a tray.

Thankfully, on Wednesday, April 30, the State Senate voted in favor of a veto override by a vote of 30 – 20, right along party lines, except for one courageous Democrat, Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene) who voted to support the override. The State House will vote to override the veto next, but at this time there is no date for the vote scheduled. Like the Senate, the House needs to reach a 3/5ths majority vote to override the Governor’s veto.

Please PRAY!
Pray for the hearts and minds of those who have been opposing the protection of innocent little babies. 

Take Action! Please make a few quick calls!

  • Call Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene) at 919-715-8363 and thank him for his courageous conviction to vote against his Party in favor of the override.
  • Call your state representative and respectfully urge him/her to vote in favor of life by voting “Yes” to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of SB359. Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact him/her.

On the national front: CWA of North Carolina joined other pro-life organizations in signing onto a promise letter urging the candidates running for Congress in North Carolina’s third and ninth districts, to pledge public support to sign the discharge petition for the federal Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) upon being elected to Congress.

Thank you for being a voice in North Carolina for those who have no voice.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
[email protected]
nc.cwfa.org

The House Makes Unprecedented Moves on Born Alive

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

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.