At Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, we focus on three primary issues – life, family, and religious freedom. Recently, all three issues have been in the news and we are providing for you below a list of handpicked articles for your review and consideration.
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In the News: Life
Planned Parenthood Endorses Biden After Pledging to Triple Election Spending In 2020 Over 2016
“The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood, a frequent target for Republicans, endorsed Joe Biden on Monday, calling Trump “dangerous” after pledging to spend $45 million this cycle, three times what the group spent in 2016.”
SHOCK: Documents from New Mexico facility reveal dozens of late-term, healthy babies aborted daily
“Newly obtained documents show that over a dozen elective abortions are being committed daily on babies 20 weeks and older at Southwestern Women’s Options, an abortion chain with locations in New Mexico and Texas.”
In the News: Family
Family policy group launches ‘Save Girls’ Sports’ campaign to preserve female athletics
“Family Policy Alliance announced Monday that it was launching its “Save Girls’ Sports” campaign, an effort to build support for laws that ensure that only biological females can play in girls’ high school and university athletics.”
“Who Owns Your Children?” – Summit Pushes Back Against Homeschool and Parental Rights Opponents
“Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Bartholet made headlines – and raised a lot of dissent – when an article in Harvard Magazine publicized her opposition to homeschooling. The professor, who is also faculty director of the law school’s Child Advocacy Program, argued that homeschooling was “dangerous,” giving parents “essentially authoritarian control” over their children.”
In the News: Religious Freedom
‘Seismic implications’ for religious liberty, church in SCOTUS ruling
“The ruling also will have seismic implications for religious liberty, setting off potentially years of lawsuits and court struggles, about what this means, for example, for religious organizations with religious convictions about the meaning of sex and sexuality.”
Josh Hawley calls for civil rights investigation into church restrictions over coronavirus
“Sen. Josh Hawley asked Attorney General William Barr to open a civil rights investigation into the restrictions placed on churches during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court made history today when Senate Democrats led the first successful filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee. Though the vote to end the debate over Gorsuch so that Senators could vote on his confirmation was bipartisan, Republican leadership was still forced to alter Senate rules in order to ensure Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.
As of today, the Senate had required 60 votes to stop a filibuster. By using the “nuclear option,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forced a rule change so only 51 votes were needed to the stop the stall tactic. The vote to confirm will likely happen on Friday.
“Senate Republicans did the right thing by changing the rules in order to ensure Judge Gorsuch’s nomination,” said Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance. “Judge Gorsuch repeatedly demonstrated his faithfulness to the rule of law and the Constitution while being grilled by Senate democrats during confirmation hearings. He is an objective, constitutionally minded judge we need serving in our highest Court.”
If confirmed, Gorsuch will serve in the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Many Democrats who voted against confirmation today were part of a unanimous vote to confirm Gorsuch when he was nominated to an appellate court.
“Though we don’t yet know how Judge Gorsuch would rule on a particular case,” Leva said, “it’s encouraging that his writings and lower court rulings have already affirmed that business owners don’t have to give up their religious freedom in order to earn a living, and that human life is sacred.”
Democrats are strategizing on how to slow down the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. The president’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has a first rate education and has had an exemplary career as a judge.
Paul Weber of Family Policy Alliance says the confirmation will come, but not without a row on Capitol Hill.
Ask your U.S. Senators to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch.