Some Rare Good News From Washington

October 13

Dear Friends,

It’s not often we get to celebrate the news coming out of Washington, D.C., but this week, there were two big wins for supporters of life, family and religious freedom.

First, the House of Representatives took an important step towards protecting life when it passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. If enacted, this law would ban abortions after 20-weeks.

All four members of the Kansas congressional delegation voted “aye” for life. (Be sure to thank them.)

Next, the bill heads to the Senate where passage is far from certain. Thankfully, Kansans can count on Senators Moran and Roberts to do the right thing. Pray that the few pro-abortion Republicans and a handful of Democratic Senators understand that justice requires defending these lives. Were the bill to pass the Senate, President Trump has pledged to sign it into law.

The other good news out of Washington comes from the White House. After years of litigation, the Trump administration finally rolled back the Obamacare contraception and abortifacient mandate. This burdensome regulation violated the rights of people of faith, including faith-based colleges, ministries and even nuns. Now, exemptions have been expanded to any non-profit group, higher education institution, and non-publicly traded company with moral or religious objections to subsidizing birth control and abortifacient drugs.

As was saw with the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, elections matter. These latest developments prove, once again, that Christian political engagement can make a real difference – and even save lives.

 Thank you, as always, for being involved. To stay up-to-date on the latest news, be sure to follow Family Policy Alliance of Kansas on Facebook.


Eric Teetsel