Pro Life
9/30/2021

Last Friday was a very dark day as the House of Representatives voted
to pass the most radical abortion bill ever. 
The so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, H.R. 3755, would:

 

Of those present, all but one House Democrat voted for the bill and all House Republicans voted against.
The single House Democrat to vote against the bill was Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas.
You can see how your representative voted here.

In his statement responding to this vote, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities,
called this bill “the most extreme pro-abortion bill our nation has ever seen.”

Please contact your Representative today either to thank him/her for voting against H.R. 3755 or to express strong,
but respectful, disagreement with their vote for the bill while urging him/her to reconsider support for this radical bill. 

In addition, we believe it is likely that the Senate will also vote on this bill in the very near future.
So, please also contact your two Senators to strongly urge their opposition to the Senate version
of this bill (S. 1975) when it comes up for a vote. 

As always, we are grateful for any action you can take on this matter and for all you do to proclaim the Gospel of Life.
Please also join us in praying that our nation and its leaders will fully embrace this Gospel.


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TELL CONGRESS:  "HUMAN INFRASTRUCTURE" MUST NOT FUND ABORTION!
There’s another huge battle shaping up in Congress over taxpayer funding of abortion. We need your help! 

As you know, we are fighting to preserve the Hyde Amendment in government spending. The Hyde Amendment protects Americans from being forced to pay for abortion with our tax dollars.  But the House and Senate are moving forward on a “human infrastructure” bill. The bill is likely to include things that many Catholics support, including expanded health care coverage. But there is serious concern that such health care proposals will fund elective abortion.   Democratic leadership is using a rare process known as “budget reconciliation”, which would allow this “human infrastructure” bill to become law with a simple majority vote (most legislation requires 60 votes in the Senate to move forward).    That is why we need your voice NOW to tell Congress that Americans do NOT want their tax dollars to pay for abortions in ANY bill, much less a bill promoted as a “human infrastructure” bill. 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops just wrote to Congress asking for policies that will: 

The letter insists that health care proposals in this “human infrastructure” bill be governed by the Hyde Amendment principle of NOT funding elective abortions.  And our bishops made it clear that “should this bill expand taxpayer funding of abortion, the USCCB will oppose it.” 

   Tell your representatives that any health care proposals MUST NOT fund elective abortion. 
Congress must hear from YOU!
 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AND SAY NO TO THIS BILL!




 

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St. Mary Pro Life Ministry
Every life is precious in the eyes of God.
Please say a prayer that all life may be respected!

August 5, 2021

The USCCB (United States Catholic Conference of Bishops) are asking us to contact our 
Senators again to let them know we want the Hyde Amendment to stay in place!


CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR SENATORS!

Read below for more information!


No Taxpayer Abortions!
 

WHAT:  Congress is trying to force Americans to pay for abortion.

HOW:   The Hyde Amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers
from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Now, powerful members of Congress
want to take away these laws that both Democrats and Republicans have supported for nearly half a century.

WHAT HAPPENS WITHOUT THESE PROTECTIONS? 
Billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion.

TAKE ACTION:  Sign the petition to Congress!

PETITION:  Save Hyde. Save lives.

Taxpayer dollars should NOT pay for abortion. 

The majority of Americans agree with this - both Democrats and Republicans. 

For 45 years, the Hyde amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers from being forced to pay for elective abortion.
   The Hyde amendment has been signed into law every year since 1976, whether the Congress and the White House were led by Republicans or Democrats.   The Hyde Amendment has saved nearly 2.5 million babies and mothers in difficult circumstances
from the tragedy of abortion.   An overwhelming majority of Americans, including low-income women and women of color
 who are most impacted by it, support the Hyde Amendment and laws that prevent government-funded abortion.   
We urge you, in the strongest possible terms, to ensure that the Hyde Amendment and all similar life-saving appropriations riders remain in place during the 117th Congress and beyond.    Do not force Americans to subsidize the taking of innocent life.
Oppose any bill, including any appropriations bill, that expands taxpayer funding of abortion. 

Add Your Name to the Petition! 
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USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)


This petition will be sent to members of Congress and staff.

Together, we are powerful!

  Click here to send your message to your Senators!

 


The 40 Days for Life Campaign is here!
 until October 31st 

Let's pray that hearts be changed towards life!
If you are unable to commit to praying outside the center, please pray from home!
Thank you and God bless you!

Click below to register!


 



     

TAKE ACTION AGAIN!

Protest the Enactment of NJ Reproductive Freedom Act
(Vote No to A-4848/S-3030)

The  NJ Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848) was introduced in the Senate and Assembly on October 8, 2020.  The purpose of the bill is to protect and expand access to abortion and contraceptives.    It is a radical abortion bill that places women's lives in jeopardy and is so extreme that it will allow abortions up until birth. 

Senate Primary Sponsors are Senator Lorretta Weinberg(D-37) and Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14).
Co-sponsors are:  Senators Vin Gopal (D-11), Teresa Ruiz (D-29), Troy Singleton (D-7), Senator Bob Smith (D-17).

The Assembly bill was introduced on October 20th and referred to the Assembly Health Committee.   
Assembly Prime Sponsors are as follows:
Asw. Valerie Vanieri Huttle (D-37), Asw. Mila Jasey (D-27), Asm. Raj Mukherji (D-33), Asw. Annette Chaparro (D-33), Asw. Joann Downey (D-11), Asw. Angela McKnight (D-31), Asw. Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-15), Asw. Annette Quijano (D-20),
Co-sponsors are as follows:
Asw. Yvonne Lopez (D-19). Asm. Herb Conaway (D-7), Asm. Andrew Zwicker (D-16), Asm. Anthony Verelli (D-14), Asm. Joe Danielsen (D-17), Asw. Britnee Timberlake (D-34). Asm. Dan Benson (D-14), William Spearman (D-5). Vince Mazzeo (D-2), Shanique Speight (D-29), Shavonda Sumter (D-35), Gordon Johnson (D-37), Roy Freiman (D-16), Lisa Swain (D-38).
 

Listed below are some of the provisions in the bill.  

Explicitly guarantee, to every individual, the fundamental right to reproductive autonomy, which includes the right to contraception, the right to abortion and the right to carry a pregnancy to term.” Codifies 1982 NJ Supreme Court Decision, Right to Choose v. Byrne which protects the right to abortion and exceeds protections established under the U.S. Constitution.  The bill will apply to all residents “and those who come to this state” including those who are incarcerated.

All abortions, including late term abortions will be allowed throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy. Enshrines in law that living babies in the womb capable of feeling pain have no rights at any stage of pregnancy, even if they are viable and at full term.  The bill says “a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under the laws of this state.” 

Invalidate existing laws and prohibits the future adoption of all laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, policies, standards or parts thereof, that conflict with the provisions of the bill.  Expressly invalidates all rules and regulations promulgated by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners which regulate and apply exclusively to termination of pregnancy.  This will also invalidate NJ’s conscience clause which has been in effect since 1974 which protects the right of individuals to refuse to perform or assist in abortion procedures. 

Permits non- physicians to perform abortions.  Under the bill, qualified health care professionals licensed under Title 45 can provide abortions services in the state. Defines health care professional as “person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide health care services, including, but not limited to a physician, advance practice nurse, physician assistant, certified midwife or certified nurse midwife. “

Exempts prosecution for individuals “terminating or attempting to terminate the individual’s own pregnancy; or acting or failing to act in any manner, with respect to the individual’s own pregnancy, based on the potential or actual impact on the individual’s own health or pregnancy.”  It will essentially gut the NJ Safe Haven Infant Protection Act which has saved the lives of 77 precious newborns since its enactment.  The bill “eliminates the requirement that a medicolegal death investigation be conducted in a case where a fetal death occurs without medical attendance.”  This language will grant immunity from prosecution for cases, including, but not limited to the Prom Mom, or this 
recent case in NY, where infants have been born alive and left to die, or through a deliberate act, are killed, therefore rendering the NJ Safe Haven Infant Protection Act obsolete.  

Mandates annual allocation of taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood under Title X in the state budget

Requires all insurance carriers to provide coverage for abortions and expands coverage for contraceptives to a long term (12 month) supply.    Religious employers could request an exclusion if the required coverage conflicts with the religious employer’s bona fide religious beliefs and practices. 


Click here to oppose this act!