Infanticide in America must end.
Yes, infanticide is happening in America. To stop it, Congress must pass The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (HR 619) authored by Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2).
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ensures that any infant who survives a botched abortion is given life-saving medical care. Unfortunately, such care is not required by law.
Babies do survive late-term abortions. In just the five states that report on this (Florida, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota and Oklahoma), 25 babies survived abortion attempts in 2017—indicating that the number of abortion survivors nationally could be between 150 and 200 per year.
Can you imagine that a precious baby who miraculously survives a brutal abortion is given no medical attention? These “unwanted” babies are “being left to die in a utility closet.” They are left to die from neglect on abortion tables, or killed by other means.
If the scourge of abortion were not bad enough already, our nation’s laws further devalue life by permitting babies born alive to die for lack of basic medical care. Infanticide is as appalling as human nature can possibly be. Born alive infant protection bills have passed the House twice in previous years and once in the Senate. Surely ALL members of Congress can oppose the killing of a baby after birth.
But Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refuses to allow a vote on HR 619. Thankfully, House Republican leadership has a solution: a discharge petition. With at least 218 signatures (the majority of the U.S. House) on a discharge petition, House Members can bypass Speaker Pelosi and force a vote on HR 619.
On Wednesday, one of the 31 new pro-life women Members of Congress Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), bill author Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) are expected to file the discharge petition on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Now, we need your help to get at least 218 Members of Congress to sign the petition and bring HR 619 to a vote.
How can you help?
To end the killing of abortion survivors, please send a message to your representative asking them to sign the discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in our Action Center.
Your representative needs to hear from you on this matter – tell them we must ensure the law protects ALL newborn children in our nation.
P.S. Your voice makes a difference!
Last year, you helped gather 205 signatures – including every Republican and 3 Democrat Members – on the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act discharge petition. This year, with 211 current pro-life members in Congress, plus two more who will be sworn in soon, we are closer than ever to a victory on this issue!
A week from today is “Crossover Day.” It’s the political equivalent of the Georgia-Florida football game – while it won’t determine with finality whether the season will be a success or not, it’s going to have a BIG effect on the outcome.
For those who don’t follow the Georgia Capitol closely, “Crossover Day” is the day whereby a bill needs to have crossed over its chamber of origin in order to remain “alive” to become law this year. To make your voice heard on the big issues facing our state, use the Action Alert options you’re passionate about below:
CLICK HERE to take a stand for HB 60 – a school choice measure that passed the House Education Committee last week. This bill would immediately give opportunity to 4300 students (with the ability to grow the program) to attend the school of their choice.
CLICK HERE to take a stand for election integrity. Family Policy Alliance of Georgia has endorsed multiple election bills. Given the evolving and ongoing debate around these bills, TAKE ACTION to support principles like photo ID for absentee voting, ending abuses like mobile voting, and other measures to support integrity and accountability. (Please note: there are more than 80 elections bills. We’re tracking all of them. The next week will feature many amendments and shifts, and we’ll be there every step of the way. All this, though, is why this action alert is focused on the principle of election integrity rather than a specific bill.)
CLICK HERE to Save Girls Sports. We are actively supporting HB 276 by Rep. Philip Singleton and SB 266 by Sen. Marty Harbin, and we need you to make your voice heard to ensure these bills make it to the floor and pass.
CLICK HERE to oppose gambling. Another year, another series of gambling expansion bills. We’re opposing HB 86, HR 30, SB 30, SR 53, SR 131, SR 135, SB 142, and SB 212, and we want you to encourage your legislators to do the same.
CLICK HERE to support our Anti-Obscenity legislation. We are engaged to end an exemption that allows school libraries to distribute obscene materials to minor children. Join us to protect kids and support HB 516 by Rep. Karen Mathiak and SB 226 by Sen. Jason Anavitarte.
CLICK HERE to support Religious Freedom. We’re supporting HB 536 by Rep. Dominic LaRiccia – and supported by Governor Kemp – aimed at limiting the ability of the governor to curtail religious freedom during an emergency. We’re also supporting SB 200 by Sen. Jason Anavitarte and HB 468 by Rep. Kasey Carpenter in the same vein.
CLICK HERE to support Right to Visit. We stand with Rep. Ed Setzler and his HB 290 aimed at ensuring the Right to Visit by providing a minimum standard that a short and long-term care facility would be required to allow visitation.
Some of our supported legislation has already made it past one chamber.
SB 116 by Sen. Randy Robertson is a Maternal Home Bill that eases the ability for non-profits to set up housing for expectant mothers. It passed with a strong majority in the Senate – though some pro-abortion senators were so adamant against life that they voted against this common sense, pro-woman bill. Rep. Ed Setzler has a similar bill in the House (HB 257).
SB 51 by Sen. Bruce Thompson is called the “Mosely Bill” (formerly Tebow Bill) that allows homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities at their local public school. This bill passed the Senate 39-15. Rep. John Carson has another variation that is moving in the House (HB 545)
HB 212 by Rep. Kasey Carpenter is “Simon’s Law” and prevents a doctor from placing a DNR on a minor child without parental consent. This bill passed the House unanimously. Sen. Chuck Payne is set to carry this bill in the House.
HB 128 by Rep. Rick Williams is “Gracie’s Law” and ensures that those with mental or physical disabilities won’t be discriminated against on the transplant list.
There are other bills we’re supporting.
This email could be much longer. In addition to the 80+ elections bills, we have a watch list of more than 50 bills that we’re engaging in. We’re supporting legislation to protect Vulnerable Children from genital mutilation and chemical hormone blockers, protect minors from sex predators, protect women from “revenge porn,” provide school choice options for those with special needs, prevent the defunding of the police, and more.
Please take advantage of this Action Alert Central, forward it to your friends, and make your voice heard for as many of these alerts as you care about.
And, please be praying.
For His Glory,
President and Exectuvive Director
During Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings, even liberal media were impressed by her lack of notes as she answered question after question. Now, she’s become a “meme-phenomenon” with her blank notepad in hand.
It became clear last week that the list of reasons not to confirm Judge Barrett were as long as the notes on Judge Barrett’s blank notepad. This is why her nomination passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a unanimous 12-0 vote, and why protesting Democrats staged antics instead of actually doing their job to participate in the committee vote.
The full Senate is expected to approve Judge Barrett as the Supreme Court’s next Justice, the fifth woman to serve on the highest court.
The future of the Constitution and the proper roles of our branches of government look bright with a Judge Barrett confirmation. Many of the serious threats America faces today to life, family, religious freedom and more found their genesis in bad court decisions where judges or justices attempted to legislate from the bench. Judge’s Barrett’s confirmation is a beacon of hope that the tide is turning back to the proper role of the judiciary — to apply the law equally to all, and to interpret (not create) law as it was intended to mean when written.
But the majority needs as many votes as possible.
If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to write your two Senators, asking them to vote YES to confirm Judge Barrett today!
The vote is expected today, so time is running out to add your voice to those calling for Judge Barrett’s confirmation!
Thank you for taking action!
Vice President for Strategy
P.S. By the way, we’ve made it easy to send a message to your Senators through our Action Center. It only takes 1 minute!
This month, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on whether to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. The bill is even worse than you may think: please contact your representative TODAY through our Action Center.
Currently, marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law. (While some states have legalized recreational marijuana in their own states, this only “works” to the extent that federal law enforcement turns a blind eye to offenses.) Still, the federal status of marijuana hasn’t stopped Pelosi’s House from trying to support Big Marijuana: last fall they attempted to fund the illegal industry through the SAFE Banking Act, and they tried the same trick with emergency COVID funding this spring.
Now, Pelosi’s House wants to go further by legalizing marijuana at the federal level. While that doesn’t automatically make marijuana legal throughout the states, it would certainly send a strong message that marijuana just isn’t a big deal. But we know it is a big deal. That’s why it’s on Schedule I, a federal list of drugs that have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”*
Indeed, marijuana is not the harmless drug some paint it to be. Here are the facts:
- One study found that regular recreational marijuana users had psychotic disorders at a greater rate than users of any other drug (more than cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, LSD, PCP, or alcohol).
- Following legalization, central Oregon hospitals saw a nearly 2,000% increase in emergency room visits due to marijuana poisoning.
- When THC (the psychoactive, “high”-inducing substance in marijuana) is present in vaping products, it can be dangerous and even fatal: as of this February, states reported 2,807 hospitalized cases (including 68 confirmed deaths) of a lung disease linked with vaping and in particular with products containing THC.
And it’s not just medical concerns. Here’s what happened in Colorado when it legalized pot:
The bill would open the floodgates for what happened to Colorado to begin to happen nationwide. And the bill isn’t just about removing criminal penalties. Here are some of the other things the bill would do:
- Eliminate criminal penalties for the manufacture and distribution of marijuana
- Expunge records for previous marijuana offenses, including manufacture and distribution
- Legitimize Big Marijuana by charging the Small Business Administration with creating a “Cannabis Opportunity Program” giving loans to the cannabis industry, and an “Equitable Licensing Grant Program” designed to “minimize barriers to cannabis licensing”
The bottom line? This bill is dangerous.
Representatives have been asked to indicate by Thursday whether they will support the bill. Please visit our Action Center today to contact your Representative and ask them to NOT support this dangerous legislation!
*Hemp, a cannabis plant with a very low content of THC, is sometimes used for medical reasons and is already exempt from the Controlled Substances Act.
The NJ Department of Education is drafting the Student Learning Standards to be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year. Several subjects currently under review include Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE), Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
Garden State Equality’s lesson plans inject LGBT curriculum into all these subjects! However, school districts are not required to use their indoctrination program.
Garden State Equality, a political LGBT lobbying group, pressured legislators to pass the law, launched a Pilot Program that 200 schools showed interest in, was scheduled to host the LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Conference at Monmouth University in May, and has been working with the Department of Education to help write the guidelines for school districts to follow.
But now it’s your turn to speak!
The NJDOE values input from parents and educators on the development of these learning standards. The deadline to submit your views is Monday, March 30. You can easily share your thoughts with the NJ Department of Education by using our Action Center.
The radical left’s sexual indoctrination should not be forced upon our children!
Facts About New Jersey’s LGBT Curriculum Mandate
- This law violates the fundamental and constitutional rights of parents to direct the moral and educational upbringing of their children. It was written with no opt-out protection – nor protections for families who have religious and moral objections to the content.
- This law forces radical sexual ideology and it’s indoctrination into the minds and hearts of our children – again, without parental recourse.
- This law encourages revisionist history and teaches children that they’re no more than the sum of their sexual desires and feelings.
- This law removed the word accuracy that was in the original bill language and replaced it with inclusive instructional material. In other words, positive feelings – not proven facts – are fundamental to the lesson plan development.
Don’t delay. Public comments end Monday, March 30. Use our action center to contact the NJ Department of Education.
Director of Advocacy
Governor Little’s announcement last night of the first confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Ada County has made members of the legislature pretty jittery. They understandably want to finish up legislative business and get back home as soon as possible—possibly as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.
Unfortunately, three important pro-family bills are in the final stage of the legislative process, awaiting a vote in the Senate after having passed the House with overwhelming support:
- H578 (Simon’s Law): Prevents doctors from withdrawing a child’s life-sustaining treatment or putting secret “do not resuscitate” orders in a child’s file without parental notification
- H500 (Fairness in Women’s Sports Act): Protects girls’ sports by requiring that children play in the sports of their biological sex
- H509 (Vital Statistics Act): Defends the sanctity of state vital records by prohibiting changes to birth certificate information, including biological sex, place and time of birth, and length and weight of baby
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: Send a message to Senate leadership, asking them to hold a vote on these three bills before they adjourn for the year. It only takes a minute of your time when you use our Action Center—but your messages could have a big impact on whether these bills come up for a vote on the Senate floor this year.
Standing with you,
Director of Advocacy
P.S. President Trump has declared Sunday, March 15th, a National Day of Prayer amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” the president said yesterday.
Will you join with us in praying for providential protection of our families, our neighbors, our state, and our nation?
The 2020 Legislative Session just drew to a close and it was an exciting year for the Inaugural Session for the new Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming!
At about 6:30 PM, after a full day in the legislature, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a Born Alive Infant Protection Act (SF 97) by a margin of 44-16!
This bill, if signed by the Governor, will prohibit doctors from allowing babies to die if they’re born alive after a botched abortion. Born Alive requires that doctors must provide the same life-saving medical care as they would for any other infant.
In addition to Born Alive passing, legislation was also passed that would prohibit the University of Wyoming from funding elective abortions. Governor Gordon has approved this effort and thankfully it is now law!
We’re proud of the Wyoming Legislature and Governor Gordon for showing that they believe in the dignity of human life.
But we still need the Governor to sign the Born Alive Infant Protection Act! Please politely encourage Governor Gordon to sign Born Alive (SF 97) into law by clicking here! Our easy action message will also thank him for approving the prohibition of elective abortions by the University of Wyoming.
After you have sent the message through our Action Center, please forward or share this message with other pro-life family members and friends in your area. It is important that Governor Gordon hear from as many people as possible.
Finally, if your State Senator and Representative supported these bills, please let them know how much you appreciate them. In Wyoming, we have the privilege of being represented by our friends and neighbors, we can get to know them personally. I encourage you to get to know your Legislators. Consider inviting them for coffee and find out how you can pray for them and bear their burdens with them (Galatians 6:2).
We know we can make a difference in Wyoming because we just saw what God did through you over this past month!
Thank you for making your voice heard and for standing for the unborn children of Wyoming.
The Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming Team
David Copperfield’s most famous trick of all was when he made the Statue of Liberty disappear in front of a live audience in 1983. To pull off the trick, Copperfield raised a giant screen in front of the statue. When he dropped it, the statue was gone, and a helicopter camera crew showed spotlights passing through the vanished statue.
So how did Copperfield move the statue? He didn’t! He actually moved the audience instead. When the sheet was lifted, the stage the audience was standing on shifted to the right, blocking the statue from view. Loud music covered up the noise and vibration of the moving stage.
What was Copperfield’s reason for this particular trick? He explained that he wanted to make the 310-foot statue disappear to remind us all how precious liberty is and how easily it can be lost. He said, “I can show with magic how we take our freedom for granted, by making Lady Liberty disappear.” Copperfield was no prophet, but he was right about how we can easily we can lose our freedoms if we take them for granted.
Last year, unborn children lost their freedom as Rhode Island legislators passed an extreme abortion law that removed any of their legal protections. They did this even though reliable surveys showed 74 percent of Rhode Islanders were against late-term abortions.
That was bad enough, but now legislators want to force taxpayers to pay for those abortions. Identical bills in the House and Senate (H7618 & S2476) will provide for abortion coverage in the Medicaid program and repeal abortion coverage exclusions for state employee insurance plans.
What I also found interesting as I read this legislation was that there was another sleight of hand to conceal an injustice not just against the unborn but against the traditional family itself. Pregnancy has always been naturally associated with women, as only a woman can carry a child and give birth. And yet, throughout the legislation, wherever the word “woman” occurs it is crossed out and replaced by “person” – an obvious accommodation for women identifying as men. Don’t be fooled by the absurdity!
Please email your legislators and voice your opposition to taxpayer funded abortions. You can reach both your state senator and representative in just seconds on our Action Center, which will send the message to your legislators automatically, based on your address.
Finally, as this theater of the absurd continues in the culture around us, I invite you to join us for The Bible, Gender & Sexuality Seminar. You’ll be informed and energized – and you’ll get a discount if you register before April 10th.
Together we can make Rhode Island a state where God is Honored, Religious Freedom Flourishes, Families Thrive and Life is Cherished.
Chairman, Board of Advisors, Rhode Island
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The Fairness in Women’s Sports legislation has passed the House—but we need your help to get it through the Senate and to the desk of the governor for his signature.
This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho Falls) and Sen. Mary Souza (R-Coeur d’Alene), would end the Idaho policy allowing biological boys to play in girls’ sports after receiving cross-sex hormones for one year.
The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act recognizes the common-sense truth that boys should not play on girls’ teams. Our girls should not be deprived of athletic opportunities, victories, and scholarships because they were forced to compete against men.
Ask any student athlete, high school coach, or parent—allowing biological men to perform in girls’ sports unfairly puts biological girls at a competitive disadvantage. The size, strength, bone structure, lung volume, and heart supply of the average male far outpaces even the most elite female athletes, even after the biological male undergoes hormone therapy.
This legislation doesn’t exclude anyone from sports. Instead, it simply requires that boys compete with boys and girls compete with girls—and that’s something we all should agree on.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: Use our Action Center to send an email to your senator and the governor. Ask them to support this important legislation protecting girls’ sports. It only takes thirty seconds of your time, but you can make a difference by acting now!
Standing with you and our daughters,
Director of Advocacy
A few years ago, marriage was redefined. Now, some Rhode Island politicians want to redefine parenthood.
A bill before the House Judiciary Committee would do just that – turning parenthood into a sci-fi playground that is disconnected from biology.
Called the Parentage Act, H 7541 would, among other things:
- Divorce child birth from parentage, completely obliterating the definition of parent and child in natural law and biology – and making the family entirely a creature of state contract law;
- Allow sperm and egg donors to be secret, thus deliberately creating children who will never know a biological parent – unlike adoption, in which an already-existing child has need of a home;
- Allow commercial surrogacy, to a degree, as financial contracts could be entered into that would allow for limited payments to a woman for gestating and birthing a baby;
- Encourage the use of Artificial Reproduction Technology – in which many extra embryos are created and, in most cases, eventually killed – thus adding to the loss of pre-born babies in our state.
Please make your voice heard to Rhode Island legislators today. In just 30 seconds on our Action Center, you can send a message to all 16 members of the House Judiciary Committee, asking them to oppose this bill.
Ingenuity can be wonderful if directed in the right places. But we need to be careful that our ingenuity and innovative technology doesn’t cross a line into ethical areas reserved for God – or we may regret the unintended consequences.
Please speak up today – and then be sure to pass the word to other Rhode Islanders. Thank you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors – Rhode Island