FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2022
Statement in Support of Federal Legislation to Protect Life
Statement from Autumn Leva, Senior VP of Strategy for Family Policy Alliance:
“We are a nation After Roe—and yet far too many abortions still occur every day. The clock is ticking for these precious little ones. Thankfully, many states worked quickly to ban nearly all abortions. At the same time, many states—like California—are working to expand abortions—even funding and advertising for women to come from out of state for their abortions.
“Rabidly pro-abortion states will continue to take the lives of their own citizens—and those from other states—at a high rate unless Congress intervenes. That’s why we are thankful that today Sen. Linsey Graham and Rep. Chris Smith introduced legislation to ban abortions after 15 weeks, the point at which babies in the womb feel pain. Their bills are very similar to Mississippi’s that was recently upheld by the Supreme Court and ultimately overruled Roe v. Wade.
“Rep. Mike Kelly has an even stronger bill on the House side that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected—usually around six weeks gestation.
“These efforts are absolutely critical to address the growing number of abortions in deep blue states taking extreme positions on abortion—advocating for taxpayer funding for the practice even up to the moment of birth. We look forward to working with pro-life members to pass strong protections for life in the new Congress.
“We will compete with the abortion lobby for every precious human life. And, in our nation’s long march for equality, justice, and basic human rights, we will ultimately prevail.”
Family Policy Alliance and the House Republican Study Committee (RSC) earlier endorsed Representative Mike Kelly’s (PA—16) bill, H.R. 705. Family Policy Alliance will continue to work with the network of state family policy councils it hosts, along with national allies and pro-life House and Senate Members, to advance the strongest pro-life policies possible at the state and national level in the fight to recognize the human dignity and worth of every life.
Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com
Family Policy Alliance works to advance biblical citizenship and promote good public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.