Pro-Life Coalition Demands Congress Take 6 Actions to Protect Life

A letter signed by leaders of greater than 40 pro-life organizations has been despatched to each Republican member of Congress, urging motion on eight associated payments.

“We write to induce you to train Congress’s constitutional authority to legislate abortion coverage on the federal stage and pursue a strong pro-life agenda,” reads the letter to Home and Senate Republicans authored by organizations starting from March for Life and Stay Motion to The Heritage Basis. (The Each day Sign is Heritage’s multimedia information group.)  

The letter from pro-life leaders, despatched Tuesday, outlines six coverage actions that Congress ought to take to maneuver towards what the letter calls the last word purpose of each individual being “protected and welcomed in each life and legislation, from conception.” 

The authors name these insurance policies “the ground, not the ceiling, of what we count on from a pro-life majority within the Home of Representatives.”  

Timothy Goeglein, vp of presidency and exterior relations at Deal with the Household, one of many organizations that signed on to the letter, known as it a message of “unflinching readability.”

Goeglein known as it “a sort of highway map, setting out with our pro-life comrades and allies the most important public coverage priorities as the brand new Congress opens.” 

Following the Supreme Court docket’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in its ruling final June in Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group, Goeglein stated, Deal with the Household is “eager to be a part of shifting the pro-life problem ahead with measurable momentum within the yr forward.”   

The organizations behind the letter to congressional Republicans embody state pro-life teams such because the Minnesota Household Council and Household Coverage Institute of Washington; coverage organizations such because the Household Analysis Council and Heritage Motion for America; and medical teams comparable to the Catholic Well being Care Management Alliance and the American Affiliation of Professional-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Their letter calls on Congress to move the next items of laws:  

1. Heartbeat Safety Act

The Heartbeat Safety Act would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected in an unborn child, normally across the sixth week of being pregnant.  

2. Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Safety Act 

Below the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Safety Act, youngsters born alive after batched abortions can be required to obtain the identical medical consideration as every other baby. 

3. Defending People With Down Syndrome Act 

Abortions based mostly solely on a prognosis of Down syndrome can be prohibited by the Defending People with Down Syndrome Act.

4. SAVE Mothers and Infants Act 

The SAVE Mothers and Infants Act would “restrict the interstate movement of harmful abortion medication,” based on the letter, which it says is a vital step provided that chemical abortion tablets “put ladies’s well being and security in danger.”  

5. No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, Abortion Insurance coverage Full Disclosure Act, Defending Life and Taxpayers Act 

“Congress should finish taxpayer funding for abortions—and the abortion trade, led by Deliberate Parenthood—as soon as and for all,” the pro-life teams demand within the letter.

The three items of laws, if handed, would stop taxpayers’ cash for use to fund abortion, the teams say.  

6. Conscience Safety Act 

Docs and different medical professionals who refuse to carry out abortions can be given the authorized authority to refuse to offer or help with the process below the Conscience Safety Act. It additionally would guarantee such medical professionals “have their day in court docket reasonably than being wholly on the mercy of bureaucrats within the federal authorities,” the letter explains. 

“The entire public coverage priorities are essential to us,” Goeglein stated, including that “the born-alive laws and the defunding of Deliberate Parenthood are significantly well-timed and related to the nationwide debate fiscally and values-wise.”  

Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Household Motion, stated that “at a minimal, Congress ought to move the Heartbeat Safety Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Safety Act.” 

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