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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

June 18th, 2013 No comments

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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. 1797), is based on model legislation developed by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations. The bill passed by a vote of 228-196, with six House members crossing party lines in each direction.

“This legislation reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of both men and women,” said NRLC President Carol Tobias. “The Obama White House, and all but a handful of House Democrats, fought for essentially unlimited abortion in the sixth month or later, despite growing public awareness of the violence perpetrated by late-term abortionists such as Kermit Gosnell and the pain they inflict on unborn babies.” Read more…

DNC, Obama, Committed to No-Limits Abortion Policy

September 7th, 2012 No comments

The following can be attributed to Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life:

Beginning with an unapologetically pro-abortion platform and ending with the nomination of the most pro-abortion President this country has ever seen, the 2012 Democratic National Convention was truly an abortion convention. With the invitation of speakers such as Nancy Keenan and Cecile Richards, the DNC proudly showed their dedication to an extreme no-limits abortion policy.

Barack Obama has never wavered from his pro-abortion views, despite how far out of touch they are with mainstream Americans. His Administration has relentlessly attacked the pro-life position, and has fought all protections for unborn children, even for those in the sixth month or later who are capable of feeling excruciating pain during abortions, or for the unborn girls who will be aborted merely because they are girls.

Polling has shown time and again that most Americans, and most women, support protections for unborn children and their mothers; a position that is not shared by the current administration or the Democratic Party.

Abortion Extremism Continues in Charlotte

September 6th, 2012 No comments

The following can be attributed to Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life:

As another day of the Democratic National Convention draws to a close, it remains painfully clear that the Democratic Party is unabashedly committed to their policy of abortion without limits.

The Democratic Party’s obsession with unlimited abortion is illustrated by the invitation to Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to speak. As the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortions,  Planned Parenthood clinics perform more than a quarter of all abortions annually in the United States.   More than 300,000 unborn children are killed by abortion in Planned Parenthood clinics annually. Ms. Richards never came within a light year of acknowledging this systematic application of violence to the most defenseless members of the human family, although it is really what the argument is all about.

As the Democratic Convention continues, you can expect to hear from more pro-abortion heavyweights, but with equally little attention to the grisly realities of abortion. You won’t hear any details about the different methods of abortion and what they do to unborn members of the human family.  You won’t hear about sex-selection abortions, or President Obama’s opposition to the bill to ban sex-selection abortions.  You won’t hear about abortions on unborn children who are capable of feeling pain.  You won’t hear about the countless women who have suffered physically, emotionally, and mentally because of abortion.  You won’t hear about Barack Obama’s endorsement of a bill that would invalidate virtually all state and federal limits on abortion, and that would make partial-birth abortion legal again (the “Freedom of Choice Act”). 

Nor will many in the “mainstream news media” raise these issues, because although they have inexhaustible interest in exploring the outer parameters of the abortion-related policy positions of pro-life Republican candidates, even where this involves remote, theoretical scenarios, they continue to demonstrate a near-total disinterest in putting the spotlight on the outer parameters of the “abortion rights” positions embraced by President Obama, even on matters under current legislative consideration.