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HOUSE INTRODUCES THE MOST EXTREME
PRO-ABORTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL EVER SEEN!
This week, the House Committee on Appropriations will mark up the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill, which currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions including the Weldon Amendment.
Eliminating these provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, as well as force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement expressing deep concerns, saying:
“This is the most extreme pro-abortion appropriations bill that we have seen, effectively mandating healthcare professionals to participate in abortion, and forcing American citizens to pay for abortion with their tax dollars…We implore the House Committee on Appropriations to reverse course on these bills that currently expand taxpayer funding of abortion, and to restore the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde provisions and Weldon Amendment that have saved millions of lives and protected conscience rights.”
The full statement can be read here.
Without the Hyde Amendment and Hyde-related policies, billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion in the United States and throughout the world. Eliminating the Weldon Amendment would be an egregious violation of conscience rights by forcing individuals and entities to perform, pay for, or otherwise participate in an abortion against their beliefs.
Don’t let our government make you pay for, or participate in, the taking of innocent human life.
Congress needs to hear from you: tell Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment and other Hyde-related policies, and the Weldon Amendment in the appropriations bills, and to oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding of abortion.
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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.
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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.
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.
Add Your Name to the Petition!
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.
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Action Needed to Stop Infanticide!
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!!!
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