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For immediate release: Friday, July 15, 2016
For more information: Tatiana Bergum, (202) 626-8825, mediarelations@nrlc.org
WASHINGTON – The president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life affiliates, said today that pro-life Indiana Governor Mike Pence is an “excellent choice” for vice president by presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. Trump announced Pence as his running mate via Twitter this morning. A press conference is expected tomorrow morning in New York.“With a solid pro-life voting record on abortion during his time in Congress, and through his pro-life actions as Indiana governor, Mike Pence has proven himself to be a strong leader for the right to life,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2012), Pence, served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee and on the Subcommittee on the Constitution. In those positions, Pence actively participated in hearings and committee action on a number of major pro-life bills, including the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, enacted in 2003, and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, enacted in 2004. National Right to Life scorecards for those years are accessible via National Right to Life’s Legislative Action Center.

As governor of Indiana, Pence has championed several pro-life measures, including most recently a bill that, among other things, would ban abortionists from knowingly aborting an unborn baby solely because of a disability or because of the baby’s race or gender. It is currently enjoined pending litigation.

“Mike Pence brings a strong pro-life background to the Republican ticket, which contrasts with the extreme pro-abortion position of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats,” said Tobias.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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Georgia Life Alliance is Affiliate of National Right to Life in Georgia.

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
For more information: Tatiana Bergum, (202) 626-8825, mediarelations@nrlc.orgRebuke to Obama Administration refusal to protect rights

U.S. House votes to protect health care providers from state-mandated abortion

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2016) – The president of National Right to Life today commended Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives for winning passage of a bill to protect health care providers from the growing threat of state-government attempts to coerce participation in abortion.

The House passed the Conscience Protection Act (S. 304, containing text identical to H.R. 4828) on a near party-line vote of 245-182.

“State agencies in California and New York are mandating insurance coverage of abortion, and the Obama Administration recently made it clear that it will not enforce federal laws that prohibit such mandates,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The Conscience Protection Act will allow direct access to the federal courts for the victims of coercive pro-abortion government policies.”

In 2014, the California Department of Managed Care issued a decree mandating that nearly all health plans in the state must cover all abortions. This directive was in blatant violation of the Weldon Amendment, a provision of the HHS appropriations bill that has been in continuous effect since 2004. Yet, after two years of inaction, on June 21 the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services issued letters finding no violation. “The Obama Administration — which grows more brazenly lawless by the week – engaged in contorted analysis and outright fabrication, in order to avoid enforcing a law that is at odds with the Administration’s pro-abortion ideology,” Tobias commented.

Unfortunately, the 2014 California directive is part of a broader trend. An agency of the state of New York has already adopted an abortion mandate, similar to the California policy, requiring small group employers to cover all kinds of abortion. In Washington state, a state court last month ruled that public hospitals must provide abortions if they offer maternity care.

On July 11, National Right to Life, the federation of state right-to-life organizations, sent a letter to U.S. House members expressing strong support for the Conscience Protection Act and advising House members that the House roll call on the bill will appear in the National Right to Life scorecard of key right-to-life votes of the 114th Congress.

The White House issued a veto threat on the bill, which it said, “would have the consequence of limiting women’s health care choices.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2016
Emily Matson
706-766-5435

 ATLANTA – After a short and heated primary fight for the Republican nomination in five of Georgia’s Congressional districts, all five incumbents emerged to represent their districts in the November general elections. Notably, all five victors were GLA Certified Pro-Life Candidates.

“The success of each candidate in these races confirms the confidence of their constituents in each man’s commitment to fight on behalf of the unborn” said Executive Director Emily Matson. “From Atlanta to Washington, Barry Loudermilk has remained a solid advocate for the unborn.  From Atlanta to Washington, Tom Graves has voted each time to affirm the pro-life agenda.  From Atlanta to Washington, Doug Collins has voted for every measure to save the unborn.  From Atlanta to Washington, Austin Scott has affirmed his position on protecting the unborn.  Since arriving in Washington, Rick Allen has remained solid in his commitment to the unborn.  These Congressmen’s leadership, acumen, and principle are key to chiseling away at ‘abortion on demand’.”

Austin Scott, Barry Loudermilk, and Tom Graves will face Democratic challengers in November.  None of their challengers have applied for GLA’s Pro-Life Certification.

Georgia Life Alliance is the Georgia affiliate of National Right to Life.
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