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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…

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.

Obama, 168 House members defend sex-selection abortion

May 31st, 2012 No comments

 

Strong U.S. House majority votes to ban sex-selection abortion 
NRLC says Obama and 168 U.S. House members “complied with the political demands of pro-abortion pressure groups, rather than defend the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized by sex-selection abortions”

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today conducted a roll call vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 3541), a bill to make it unlawful to perform or coerce a sex-selection abortion. The vote was 246-168 in favor of the bill – a strong majority, although short of the two-thirds vote required under the fast-track procedure utilized today. In a statement obtained exclusively by ABC News late May 30, the White House acknowledged that President Obama opposes the bill. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, issued the following statement after the roll call:

We are heartened that a strong majority of House members voted to ban performing or coercing abortions for the purpose of eliminating unborn babies of an undesired sex – usually, girls,” said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson. “Shamefully, President Obama, and a minority of 168 House members, complied with the political demands of pro-abortion pressure groups, rather than defend the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized by sex-selection abortions.”

Among the organizations that warned House members not to vote for the bill was the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the nation’s major abortion provider. PPFA sent an email memo to House members on May 29 warning of its “intent to score” a vote for the bill as a vote against “women’s health.” Also on May 29, the Huffington Post reported that “no Planned Parenthood clinic will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selective abortions (Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Illinois).” So, for PPFA, abortion for sex selection is just another menu option, except where it is illegal – and PPFA vehemently opposes making it illegal.

“We commend the House Republican leadership for bringing this bill to the floor today under the fast-track procedure,” Johnson said. “Today’s groundbreaking majority vote was a stepping stone to this bill ultimately becoming law – perhaps after the replacement of some of the lawmakers who today were unwilling to protect victimized women and their unborn daughters from sex-selection abortions, because they were more concerned with maintaining favor with the abortion industry, pro-abortion advocacy groups, and Hollywood donors.”

NRLC’s letter to House members in support of the bill, and links to academic studies demonstrating the prevalence of sex-selection abortions (often coerced) within certain immigrant communities in the United States are posted on this page: http://www.nrlc.org/Sex-SelectionAbortion/index.html