This past weekend, pro-lifers came together on the Sanctity of Life Sunday to remember the lives lost as a result of Roe v. Wade that was decided exactly 50 years ago. Simultaneously, we celebrated the complete overturn of Roe at the annual March for Life in Washington and resolved to continue our fight to make abortion unthinkable in America!
Sadly, the Biden administration used the Sanctity of Life Sunday to release a memo that protects chemical abortion pills and those that dispense these pills—instead of the women they purport to protect.
This is unacceptable, and states like Florida are stepping up.
Let’s lay out a timeline:
January 3: FDA allows pharmacists to dispense dangerous abortion drugs for the first time and to permanently do away with the long-standing practice of these pills being taken in person at a health facility.
January 10: Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration announced to all state pharmacies that they cannot, in compliance with state law, dispense chemical abortion pills.
January 13: Twenty-two state attorneys general sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf expressing opposition to the FDA’s guidance.
January 22: On Sanctity of Life Sunday, President Biden declares these states’ actions to protect women as having “sowed fear” and instructs the FDA, DOJ, DHS and HHS to remove “potential barriers” to chemical abortion.
We are very thankful for Governor DeSantis and the 22 attorneys general for doing all they can to protect women and their unborn children from harm and for stopping the administration from circumventing their states’ rights.
You too can be a part of fighting back!
Can you help put a stop to the Administration’s relentless attacks on life? You can send these messages in just moments on our Action Center, then share it with family and friends who will act too!
- Please ask your congressman to cosponsor two critical pieces of legislation that will protect women against the Biden administration’s attempts to push these drugs on our states.
- If you have not done so already, please contact leading pharmacies and grocers, asking them to not participate in the FDA’s agenda to carelessly provide dangerous abortion drugs to women.
The Biden Administration will stop at nothing to ensure there is unfettered access to abortion at all stages of pregnancy. In the process, they are attempting to prevent states from acting in good faith to protect the lives and health of women in their states.
The truth is that women who use abortion pills are 50 percent more likely to visit an ER than with a surgical abortion. As of June 2022, there were sadly 28 reported maternal deaths and over 4,200 reported adverse effects, including hemorrhaging and infections. And, of course, these pills end the life of the precious child in the womb.
Director, Government Relations
The NJ License to Kill Act (so-called Reproductive Freedom Act) is the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. Senator Mike Testa has organized an online rally against this dangerous bill on Thursday, January 7 at 7p.m.
As the pro-life movement continues to win the public debate regarding protections for babies in the womb, Governor Murphy, Senators Weinberg, Greenstein, Gopal, Ruiz, Singleton, and Smith have put forth a law that would seal the fate of the unborn for decades to come in our state.
- Babies can be aborted up to the point of birth.
- Pregnant teenage moms can abort their children without the abortionist or school officials ever notifying parents.
- Late term abortions will be fully paid for by your taxes and your health insurance.
- Conscience protections for medical workers will be removed, forcing pro-life medical workers to assist in the abortion procedure.
- Non-physicians can perform risky and unsafe abortions on women.
- Mandate annual funding for Planned Parenthood despite the budgetary process and priorities of future administrations.
Senator Mike Testa will have a panel of guests joining him on Thursday, Jan 7 at 7pm to discuss the dangers of this bill. This is a great opportunity to hear from experts and legislators on why this proposed legislation threatens women’s health, jeopardizes children’s safety, and criminalizes medical health professionals.
Director of Advocacy
At Family Policy Alliance, we often tell you about candidates who will vote to protect life. And indeed, we’re doing that now with mailers and digital ads in several key legislative districts around Colorado.
But this year, you have a chance to directly save lives with your vote in favor of Proposition 115.
Prop 115 fixes a horrible blemish on Colorado’s legal standing, not only in the nation but the world. Only a handful of countries allow abortions for any reason right up to the moment of birth – which is exactly what Colorado allows. We stand with the likes of Communist China and North Korea in our abysmal treatment of babies in the womb.
Specifically, Prop 115 bans abortions after 22 weeks unless the mother’s life is in immediate danger. Penalties for violation are applied to doctors who perform such abortions.
Vote YES on Prop 115 to save lives!
Other Huge Measures on Your Ballot
But Prop 115 isn’t the only critical issue on your ballot. Others will also have profound impact on the ability of Colorado families to thrive – or on the election process that undergirds our system of government. Here are a few recommendations.
Amendment C: Vote NO. Amendment C makes it easier for charities to start and expand gambling operations. Yes, these are not full-scale gambling operations, but it’s still a step in the wrong direction.
Amendment 77: Vote NO. This DOES involve full-scale gambling operations – allowing mountain towns (where most residents work for the casinos) to decide what’s allowed. Truly, this is putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.
Prop 113: Vote NO. This duplicitous scheme is backed by California money – and no wonder, as it would essentially hand Colorado’s votes for president over to California and a few other populous states. Why let the Los Angeles metro area – which outnumbers Colorado’s population by more than two-to-one – decide where Colorado’s electoral votes go?
Prop 116: Vote YES. Colorado’s government continues to grow – and out of that comes a host of liberal programs that harm families. One of the best ways to control government mischief is to limit its funding. Colorado families can put this modest tax cut to better use than our state’s politicians.
Prop 117: Vote YES. Colorado politicians have for years skirted our state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights by raising fees. This holds them accountable by requiring that fees raising big dollars (more than $50 million in first five years) get voter approval.
Your vote on the candidates and the issues is critical. Make your voice heard with your vote!
For Colorado families,
Today, Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico is pleased to release its 2020 New Mexico Legislative Pro-Life Scorecard!
As one of our state’s leading pro-life organizations, we are helping spearhead the effort to promote a culture of life and push back against the radical agenda of the abortion industry. Our hard work paid off in 2019 with the historic defeat of House Bill 51. This legislation was an attempt by pro-abortion Legislators and the Governor to codify elective abortion up to the moment of birth in state law. However, after House Bill 51 passed the House, eight pro-life Democrats joined all Republicans in the Senate to defeat the bill—an action which represented one of the most meaningful victories for the pro-life movement in New Mexico history.
Thanks to the vote on House Bill 51, we now have almost every State Senator and State Representative on record regarding their position on abortion. As for those Legislators who did not vote and those who were appointed after the 2019 Legislative Session, we used prior votes, public statements, and Planned Parenthood endorsements to determine their pro-life/pro-abortion position.
The result is that we are able to share with you today positions for every single State Senator and State Representative in New Mexico!
As pro-life New Mexicans, we must all know where our local Legislators stand on the critical issue of life and we encourage you to help us distribute this information far and wide. Here are some ways you can help!
- Please forward this email to as many friends and family members as possible.
- Please share the Scorecard on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Link to Scorecard: fpaofnm.com/prolifescorecard
- Please print and distribute as many copies of the Scorecard as you would like.
- Please forward this email to your pastor(s).
- Pastors—please consider sharing the Scorecard with your people.
Thank you in advance for assisting us in our efforts to promote a state where life is cherished, and special thanks to our pro-life Legislators for speaking up and standing for the preborn children of New Mexico!
Standing Together for Life,
President & Executive Director
2020 New Mexico Legislative Pro-Life Scorecard
If you do not know who your State Senator or State Representative is, CLICK HERE; enter your zip code and click “GO”; then click on the “New Mexico” tab.