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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Since January of this year, the fight against our Nation’s biggest shame – abortion – has heated up. We’ve seen a successful vote on at least four major pro-life laws in Washington: the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), the No Tax Payer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R.3134) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) have all passed the United States House of Representatives. We’ve seen the largest abortion provider – Planned Parenthood – quivering as the curtain is pulled back on its inhumane practices. And we’ve heard the cries of millions of American’s to stop the government-funding of this pathetic corporation.

On Tuesday, a majority of US Senators vote for the Senate version of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, but a minority of extremist Senators blocked passage of the bill. The NRLC committee released the following statement:

A majority of the U.S. Senate today voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), but on a near party-line vote, a minority blocked consideration of the bill.

Fifty-four (54) senators (51 Republicans and three Democrats) voted to take the bill up for debate, but 60 votes were required. The motion was opposed by 42 senators (two Republicans and 40 Democrats), with four senators absent (one Republican and three Democrats).

The bill would extend federal protections to unborn children who have reached 20 weeks fetal age (22 weeks of pregnancy), with certain exceptions, and to babies who are born alive during late abortions.The bill was developed from model legislation offered by National Right to Life in 2010,enacted thus far in 12 states. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 242-184.

The Senate companion bill, S. 1553, is sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and co-sponsored by 45 other Republican senators, including fellow presidential contenders Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). It was opposed by presidential candidate Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.).

To view National Right to Life’s most recent letter to the Senate in support of the bill, click here.

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias said, “Today’s majority vote is not a defeat, but a stepping stone towards victory. One-fourth of premature infants now survive when born at this stage – and there is strong evidence that they experience great pain, as they are torn limb from limb in late abortions.” A paper by Tobias challenging “media myths” about the bill is availablehere.

Some of the extensive evidence that unborn children have the capacity to experience pain, at least by 20 weeks fetal age, is available on the National Right to Life website at and also here:

National Right to Life put together a great summary of where the presidential candidates stand on three important pro-life issues: Roe V. Wade, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Where does your candidate stand on life issues? Read below to find out and share with your friends and family.


Georgia Life Alliance is Georgia’s statewide affiliation of National Right To Life. We encourage you to share this information far and wide.

WASHINGTON –This morning The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released their ninth video in a series exposing the gruesome business of baby-body-part harvesting and trafficking, often involving affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

“Planned Parenthood now commands more than one-third of the total abortion ‘market’,”said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “We fully support investigations into many aspects of this grisly business. Planned Parenthood equals abortion.”

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of abortions – at least one-third of all abortions in the U.S. are performed at Planned Parenthood-affiliated facilities. According to their most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood received at least $528 million annually from the federal government or other levels of government.

Based on data from their own annual report from 2008-2009, nearly one in eight women walking through the door of a Planned Parenthood clinic has an abortion. A background memo from National Right to Life is here.

These videos by the CMP provide additional grounds for thorough investigation by congressional committees, and by appropriate authorities in affected states, as to whether infants are being born alive during abortion procedures, and then killed during the process of harvesting their organs.

The federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA, Public Law 107-207) defines “born alive” as meaning “the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member [of the species homo sapiens], at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.”

The federal law says that any “member of the species homo sapiens” who is “born alive,” by this definition, is a “person” and a “child” for all federal law purposes. Note that BAIPA explicitly applies “at any stage of development” — i.e., whether or not the baby’s lung development has reached the point where long-term survival is possible (“viability”).

“These videos continue to highlight the need for legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” 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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