Thousands of you sent messages to members of Congress urging them to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – and they did.
Brittany Jones, policy analyst for Family Policy Alliance, explains what the bill would do, why it’s needed, and what happens next.
THANK YOUR LAWMAKER if they voted for the bill – or express your disappointment if they did not. We’ve made it simple to find out how they voted and easy to send a message through the Family Policy Alliance Action Center.
Leaders from 10 pro-life groups, including Family Policy Alliance, sent a letter to members of the U.S. House and Senate asking them to honor their promise to stop taxpayer funding of abortion.
“This Republican Pro-life Congress made a promise to American voters to stop taxpayer funding for the largest abortion chain in the nation, Planned Parenthood,” the letter explains. “It is now well past time to deliver on that promise.”
It spells out how legislation to stop Medicaid funding to abortion was vetoed by then-president Obama. Seeing that only the White House stood in the way, the letter makes the case that that’s one of the reasons America elected President Trump, who had pledged to sign such legislation.
Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance, signed the letter. He said If we learned anything from this past election, it’s that we’re all tired of talk and political spin.
“We want to see action. Defunding Planned Parenthood is one of the biggest actions Congress can take to show that they’re not out of touch with our families in America,” he said. “That’s why we’re proud to join with other pro-life leaders in sending this letter to Congress — calling on the House and Senate to follow through on legislation defunding Planned Parenthood that they were able to pass even under the Obama Administration.
“As the letter makes clear, this isn’t a piece of pork barrel legislation that doesn’t matter. Ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood means ending the taxpayer-funded gravy train that subsidizes the killing of 900 pre-born children every single day.”
Also signing the letter were leaders from Susan B. Anthony List, Concerned Women for America LAC, Students for Life of America, March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Live Action, Family Research Council, Americans United for Life, American Values and the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Read the letter to Congress.
Why are so many people investing so much attention in a congressional special election in Georgia?
Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance, explains what’s happening and who the organization is recommending in the race.
Here’s the election-related ad from Family Policy Alliance of Georgia.
Elite news media outlets are grasping at anything right now. In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains what you should be keeping your eyes focused on and why it presents such a remarkable opportunity for pro-family, pro-life values.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is still being debated in the U.S. Senate and House. Even though the House version has already passed, lawmakers are considering stripping out language that provides religious freedom protections for chaplains and other people of faith who serve our country.
At issue is what’s known as the Russell Amendment language. This amendment, which has been a part of the legislation for decades, simply allows religious organizations that have federal contracts to hire employees that share their faith. That’s according to Title VII, a federal employment law.
According to the Family Research Council (FRC), the problem started a few weeks ago.
“Liberal activists started a tweet storm attacking the Russell provision,” a statement from FRC explains. “Around the same time, 42 liberal senators sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, asking them to strip the Russell Amendment from the NDAA Conference Report.”
FRC goes on to say removing the language forces religious organizations “out of the contracting sphere and hurts those they serve, like refugees, veterans, and children.”
If the conference committee agrees to strip the language, then the bill goes back to the full House to be voted on again. That causes more unnecessary delays.
Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance, said religious freedom should continue to be protected.
“It shouldn’t be controversial,” she said. “This isn’t something new and the existing language has worked for decades. The final bill that gets sent to Obama should include these important religious freedom provisions.”
Use our Action Center to contact your representative and senators and urge them to keep the Russell Amendment language in the NDAA.