Congress had their annual baseball game last night. Democrats lost last night’s game, but now they’re trying to get their triple-threat agenda across home plate in Congress. Democrats want to pass at least three radical bills by the end of the week. Here’s a quick pitch of the bills they want to pass:
The Infrastructure Bill should be about fixing roads and infrastructure, as the name suggests. Here’s the catch: this over 2,000-page bill will cost taxpayers $1 trillion and contains Equality Act language.
The House is also teaming up with Biden to pass a radical $3.5 trillion “Human Infrastructure” bill, also known as Biden’s Socialist Budget. The bill omits the Hyde amendment, meaning the bill would force taxpayers to fund abortions. The bill also overrides longstanding pro-life protections in a new government-run health care program and in the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
Finally, the House will vote on HR 2119, the Family Violence Prevention Services Improvement Act of 2021. This bill should be focused on giving states grants to help individuals impacted by domestic violence. But here’s the curveball: HR 2119 is being used as a vehicle for radical Equality Act language. Specifically,
- HR 2119 could force domestic violence women’s shelters to allow men who claim to be women into women’s private spaces.
- HR 2119 could force faith-based domestic service providers committed to serving their communities to accept the LGBT agenda or else close their programs.
- HR 2119 is another way the left is trying to insert their gender ideology into federal law, while ignoring the harmful impacts to women and children.
These three bills could be up for a vote any time this week! Please step up to the plate and urge your Member of Congress to OPPOSE the Democrats’ Triple Threat Agenda! Tell your Member of Congress to vote NO on the Infrastructure Bill, the Biden Socialist Budget (“Human Infrastructure”), and HR 2119 by clicking here on our action center!
Every week, we are a little more surprised at the ‘woke’ and out-of-touch agenda coming out of D.C.—but this week was definitely one for the books.
Our team wanted to provide you with a short update on critical issues from D.C. that affect your values.
The Most Radical Abortion Bill Ever to Hit the House Floor
Speaker Pelosi was furious that the state of Texas passed a bill to protect babies in the womb with detectable heartbeats from abortion—and that the courts said the law could go into effect.
In retaliation, she fast-tracked her abortion-on-demand bill with radical policies that would allow abortions to be performed simply based on the baby’s sex, remove safeguards for mothers, and more.
Our Policy & Communications Strategist, Meridian Baldacci, slammed the House’s vote to pass Pelosi’s bill:
“These lawmakers shamelessly went on record that they support abortion anytime, anywhere, for any reason. They have shown a brazen willingness to endanger women, from the littlest girl in the womb to the mother who carries her….By voting for this bill today, some members have given up their seats for 2022. An increasingly pro-life America will make sure of that.”
Pelosi’s Low Opinion of the Defense of America
This week, the House voted 316-113 to pass an important piece of legislation called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is taken up for consideration each legislative cycle and is critical for funding America’s defenses. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership used this bill to play politics with our nation’s defense, following the recent travesty in Afghanistan.
Using this critical bill, Democratic leadership stuffed in a number of ‘woke’ provisions that have nothing to do with the defense of America, including:·
- Drafting our daughters into war
- Funding and back-door legalization for the Big Pot industry
- Equality Act language to promote LGBT ideology
- Critical race theory promotion
FPA’s Vice President of Strategy, Autumn Leva, exposed Pelosi’s House for the low view she has for the defense of America:
“Nancy Pelosi’s priorities for defending American families boil down to funding the largely illegal and bloated Big Pot industry, drafting our daughters into war, and carrying the banner for the woke LGBT agenda. It’s a sad commentary on the low value she places on our country’s defense. America deserves better. Our families deserve better. And our troops certainly deserve better.”
FPA CEO Talks “Pelosi’s REAL War on Women” with Concerned Women for America
ICYMI: Family Policy Alliance’s CEO Craig DeRoche hosted Doreen Denny (from our friends at Concerned Women for America) to talk about Nancy Pelosi’s real war on women. In this latest episode of “Conversations with Craig,” they covered what’s really going on with forcing our daughters into the draft, Pelosi’s radical abortion bill, and more.
Standing for your values,
The Family Policy Alliance Team
The real war on women is here.
This week, Nancy Pelosi is advancing not one but TWO bills to undermine women, life, and biological sex. What are they? Signing women up for the draft and legalizing abortion on demand – making Roe v. Wade a permanent fixture of American life.
As we said earlier this week, the bill “allows a child in the womb to be killed at any point the abortionist deems appropriate, even removing prohibitions on abortions committed post-viability or simply because of the baby’s sex. In Pelosi’s ideal world, a little girl in utero can be killed simply because she is a girl. As for women, the bill would likely remove important safety protections for mothers and even refers to mothers as ‘people who are pregnant’ so that Pelosi can advance a transgender agenda while rejecting women.”
The bill is, in a word, extreme. This is the real war on women.
Come hear why this bill is so very dangerous – and find out the truth about efforts to include women in the draft.
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|Doreen Denny is Vice President of Government Relations for Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.
She oversees policy engagement with the legislative and executive branches of government to advance CWA’s core issues. She serves as an opinion writer and commentator on women’s cultural issues, with appearances on major networks including Fox and National Public Radio. Doreen has broad experience in roles across government, from the White House under George HW Bush to both chambers of Congress.
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The House will be voting TOMORROW on Nancy Pelosi’s radical and woke bill designed to spread abortion and woke ideology across the country. And we need your help.
Tell your Representative to vote NO on Nancy Pelosi’s bill NOW: https://secure2.convio.net/cl/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1748
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are on a desperate mission to codify Roe v. Wade and spread unlimited abortion across the country. But Texas dared to defy their agenda by protecting babies in the womb with detectable heartbeats. In retaliation, Biden is now suing Texas, and Pelosi is advancing her own ‘Woke Health Protection Act,’ a bill that blasphemes women’s health.
Pelosi’s bill is a radical attempt to spread abortion and woke ideology. The bill would:
- Allow a child in the womb to be killed at any point the abortionist deems appropriate
- Remove even state prohibitions on abortion committed after a child is viable outside the womb
- Remove state prohibitions on abortions committed simply because of the baby’s sex
- Remove important safety protections for mothers
- Refer to mothers as “people who are pregnant” to show her support for transgender ideology and refusal to recognize mothers and women
As if that weren’t bad enough, Speaker Pelosi fast-tracked her bill through the House process to bring it to the House floor for a full vote TOMORROW.
Family Policy Alliance is calling on lawmakers and Americans to reject this dangerous bill and to stand for our first American value—the right to life.
Will you raise your voice to call on lawmakers to reject this retaliatory and radical move by Nancy Pelosi?
Click here to send a message to your Representative through our action center—it takes less than 1 minute!
For life in America,
Vice President for Strategy
P.S. Did you miss our video today? Family Policy Alliance’s CEO Craig DeRoche and Concerned Women for America’s Doreen Denny talked about this radical bill (and many other topics in the Biden/Pelosi agenda to devalue women and their babies) on the latest “Conversations with Craig.” You can still watch ON DEMAND here on Facebook or YouTube
It’s time to celebrate!
Texas recently passed its “Heartbeat Act,” which prevents abortions for babies with a heartbeat – a law that will save countless lives. The law was set to go into effect yesterday, but abortion activists sought for the Supreme Court to stop that from occurring. Late last night, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that it would NOT halt the law from enforcement. Because of that decision, babies with a heartbeat are protected from abortion across Texas.
Here’s our response:
“It’s a momentous day for human rights and babies in the womb. Because of the Supreme Court’s decision last night, babies throughout the state of Texas will have a chance to taste their first breath. We are grateful for our friends at Texas Values who worked tirelessly to make this day a reality. Now it is time for more states to follow suit. Together, we can end abortion and protect precious lives across the nation.”-Meridian Baldacci
Well done, Texas! It’s a great day to celebrate life!
Policy and Communications Strategist
Over 1,000 healthy babies have been saved through chemical abortion reversal in our country, even though their mothers took the first chemical abortion pill. We’ve been telling you about some of the many stories of these mothers and their newborns and we have a couple more uplifting stories for you.
There are two reasons for telling you these stories. First, we want you to see proof that chemical abortions can be reversed. Second, pregnant mothers currently considering chemical abortions need to know that there is hope.
After becoming pregnant as a 19-year-old student living with her parents, Emily visited Planned Parenthood and took the first abortion pill. However, she quickly regretted doing so, and began to research methods for reversing the abortion. With help from progesterone treatments, her baby lived. “Then in July, I gave birth to a perfectly healthy, beautiful 9 1/2 pound baby named Ezekiel which means ‘God strengthens’ because that’s what God did.”
With pressure from her boyfriend and grandparents, Shanae took the first pill of the medical abortion medicine that would kill her baby. However, the guilt she felt was nearly unbearable. “I felt horrible. I had seen my blessing on the sonogram machine. He had fingers and legs. He was moving, full of life. And I was going to take that away. I couldn’t stop crying. The whole ride home I cried and cried.” Thankfully, she was able to find a doctor who helped her undergo a successful abortion reversal. She is now the proud mother of her little boy, Salvador, who is an undeniable blessing from God.
If you are an expectant mother and have taken the first chemical abortion dose, you can go to the national abortion pill reversal website AbortionPillReversal.com or call 877-558-0333 to get immediate help on potentially reversing your chemical abortion!
Over 1,000 babies have already been saved through chemical abortion reversal in the U.S.
President and Executive Director
Typically, Members of Congress take a break from Washington, D.C. during the hot month of August. But this year is different- much different. Congress was hard at work in our nation’s capital, but in all the wrong ways. And it’s a mess.
Two big spending bills were passed in the Senate this week.
First, the Senate – including 19 Republicans- voted to pass its $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill retains “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language. These are the same words used in the federal Equality Act, which Americans have spoken decisively against.
In fact, thousands of you continue to speak out against this agenda. Just this week alone, Family Policy Alliance supporters sent over 26,000 messages to Congress to oppose this radical Equality Act Language in the infrastructure bill.
The infrastructure bill has been sent to the House and we will keep you updated as the fight continues.
Second, after the Democrat-led Senate passed the infrastructure bill, they moved on to the $3.5 trillion Fiscal Year 2022 budget.
Thankfully, there is some good news! Senator James Lankford (OK) successfully led an amendment to the budget resolution which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions. Senator Lankford’s amendment also protects the conscience rights of health care providers from being forced to participate in abortions. This is an important step towards protecting the Hyde Amendment in federal spending.
Another positive amendment that was added to the Senate budget resolution was by Senator Tom Cotton (AR), which prohibits taxpayer funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory in prekindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools.
Both of these important amendments prove that conservatives still have the ability to win key battles – even with radical Congressional leadership.
That’s it for the highs and lows in Congress this week. Here’s a look at Congress’ upcoming forecast:
Before the Senate adjourned until September, they placed S1, the “Corrupt Politicians Act,” on the Senate Calendar. A vote on the Senate floor could be imminent when they return in September. S1 is an attempt at a dangerous federal election takeover. This legislation will increase voter fraud, politicize elections, and more.
The House is also working overtime by returning earlier than planned on August 23rd. Reports show they plan to take on the 2022 Fiscal Year Budget and radical election changes similar to S1, the “Corrupt Politicians Act,” as well.
While Congress takes the next week to cool off, our team is getting warmed up for the long fights ahead. Babies in the womb and future generations of Americans are worth protecting- no matter how heated the battle becomes.
For faith, family, and freedom,
Today, the House Appropriations Committee will vote on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill. Democrats want to use this bill to force taxpayers to fund abortions.
In May, the Biden Administration released their proposed budget. The budget purposely eliminated the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde Amendment that prevents your taxpayer funds from paying for abortions.
Today, the Democratic-led Appropriations Committee is following suit by pushing through a funding bill that repeals the life-saving Hyde Amendment. Republican members will be offering key amendments to right this wrong and include the Hyde protections.
To date, the Hyde Amendment has saved at least over 2.4 million children. We must do everything we can to ensure this life-saving protection remains in the Appropriations bill- just as it has for over 40 years!
The Democrats’ agenda is clear, but once again shows they are out-of-touch with America. Most Americans do not believe that families should be forced to give their hard-earned money to fund elective procedures that end human life made in the image of God.
What can you do?
Be sure to sign the I Identify as a Human from Conception petition today, and if your U.S. Representative serves on the House Appropriations Committee, he or she will receive a copy before they vote. They need to understand that Americans do not support forced funding of abortions when they consider whether to vote yes or NO on the funding bill that would gut the Hyde Amendment!
Thank you for doing your part in protecting the lives of preborn children in America!
It’s not enough that the Biden Administration and their allies in Congress are taking every opportunity to appease their Big Abortion funders. Now they want you to fund their radical abortion agenda.
In May, the Biden Administration released their proposed budget. But the most interesting thing about the budget wasn’t what was in it—but what was missing from it.
The Biden budget eliminated the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde Amendment that prevents your taxpayer funds from paying for abortions.
Now, the Democratic leadership in the House is following suit by releasing a funding bill that repeals the life-saving Hyde Amendment.
Their agenda is clear, but once again shows how out-of-touch they are with America. The majority of Americans do not believe that families should be forced to give their hard-earned money to fund elective procedures that end human life made in the image of God.
It’s time to take a stand.
As Congress launches full-force into their budget process, we know the fight to save Hyde (and the millions of babies saved because of the Hyde Amendment) will be an uphill battle.
That’s why we’re asking you to join us by signing a petition to the Biden Administration and the U.S. House and Senate, stating:
Calling abortion “health care” is deeply offensive to those of us who identify as humans from conception because abortion is a violent act toward the mother and child.
Forcing taxpayers, including those of us who identify as humans from conception, to fund the violent act of abortion, is discriminatory and the Hyde Amendment must be restored.
The Biden Administration and their congressional allies say that giving taxpayer money to abortion entities is a “cost-saving” measure—not to the taxpayer, but to Planned Parenthood! Our human dignity should not be devalued so that Planned Parenthood can line their pockets.
Read the petition and sign here.
The Biden Administration and their allies in Congress clearly have an agenda to drive forward abortion at every opportunity. It’s time for Americans to take a stand against an agenda that has cost hundreds of thousands of human lives every year. To put it in perspective, it is reported that the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the deaths of over 370,000 Americans last year. Abortions in the U.S. took the lives of about two times that number in 2020.
The Biden Administration and their allies may have an agenda, but they need to hear from us that:
- We will not stand for the taking of innocent human life, and we will not pay for it.
- Public rhetoric calling abortion “health care” and forcing Americans to pay for it is deeply offensive and discriminatory to all who identify as human from the moment of conception.
Be part of changing the narrative—and the public policy—when it comes to the abortion debate.
Vice President, Strategy
P.S. Please share the “I Identify as a Human” petition on social media to spread the word & use the hashtag #HumanSinceConception to post about why you signed!
P.P.S. By the way, the news isn’t all bad! There are strong leaders in the House and Senate fighting to save the Hyde Amendment—such as House and Senate leadership including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). Importantly, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), who chairs the largest conservative caucus in the House, is leading an effort of 200 Representatives who pledge to oppose any funding bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment! We need to pray with them and stand with them. They’ve asked us to help spread the word, so please sign the petition here!
Abortion. OK, what just came to mind? Was it the 62 million+ children killed over the years since Roe vs. Wade? Was it perhaps that time you protested on the sidewalk with a sign bearing a pro-life statement? Maybe scenes from the movie Unplanned? Or was it a mental picture of a scared young woman in a very difficult situation and confused about how she will support and care for her unborn child? All of these are understandable thoughts. However, I dare say that the last mental picture of that scared mother was probably not the first that came to mind for many of us.
Years ago, my wife was part of a Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) group at church. Many topics were discussed, and eventually the abortion topic came up. During the discussion of how awful abortion was, one lady was particularly silent. Finally, she had the courage to share.
Years ago, she had an abortion. She kept this secret from her current three children. Every year when their church had a “giving tree” at Christmas, each of her three children was allowed to choose a less advantaged child for whom to buy a gift. However, she always pulled an extra tag off the tree to help a fourth child. When asked why, she simply told her children that she’d tell them someday.
I don’t know if she ever told them about the reason for that fourth tag. What I do know is that the pain from the abortion was still there, decades after that fateful decision. So, I ask all of us to show Christian love to these scared, confused mothers. We obviously need to counsel them on why abortion is the wrong decision for their unborn child, but also why the decision is wrong for them and their future life. They may never have the courage of the lady in MOPs to admit their pain and feelings of guilt, but it will still be there haunting them for decades to come.
At the same time, we need to continue the fight against abortion and the pain it causes. I ask you to continue to elect candidates to the North Dakota State Legislature who have voting records that support protections for the unborn. Contact your legislators on particular bills that support pro-life policies. Write that Letter to the Editor explaining why you are pro-life. And yes, stand on that sidewalk in front of the Fargo abortion clinic to pray and help counsel young mothers to make the right choice.
You have a critical role in preventing the travesty of abortion, so make your voice heard, for these children and their mothers. In a God-honoring and compassionate society, there will never need to be a fourth tag.
President and Executive Director