Action Alert
Action Needed to Stop Infanticide!  
4/9/2021

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide.

But efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur. 

Some states have passed laws to expand abortion and to repeal laws providing specific protections for babies born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. The Born-Alive Act would provide these specific protections nationwide to help prevent newborns from being killed or left alone to die. 

We must continue to push Congress to pass the Born-Alive Act, so babies born alive following an abortion attempt are treated the same as any other newborn baby.  PLEASE ACT TODAY!!!

Click here to contact your representatives!

Tell Congress the ERA hurts women and the unborn.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was passed by Congress in 1972, with the stated purpose of enshrining equality between the sexes in our Constitution. However, it failed to be ratified by three-fourths of the states (38) within the 7-year time limit established by Congress. Now, abortion activists in Congress, among others, are trying to revive it by passing a resolution to eliminate the deadline for ratification by the states (H.J. Res. 17). The House plans to vote this week and needs to hear from you now!

 

Catholic teaching, and recent popes, speak very clearly and strongly about the equality of men and women based upon their equal dignity as children of God. And, although many advances were made for women’s equality in the years immediately following passage of the amendment, the Church recognizes the need to do more to address unjust inequities between women and men. However, the ERA in its current form poses very serious problems, including likely requiring federal funding for abortionsoverturning pro-life and conscience protection laws, and even undermining government programs designed to promote women’s advancement in education and the workplace. More information about the ERA and its consequences is presented in this fact sheet.

Because of these serious problems, the Bishops are urging members to oppose the ERA in its current form, and to vote “no” on H.J.Res.17. Please join the bishops and contact your member today!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN AN ONLINE PETITION!