Sign the open letter to your Senator

January 2018

Friends:

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1922) has been passed by the House and will soon be brought before the Senate. This bill cuts in half the time during pregnancy in which an abortion can be performed legally. The bill will save thousands of lives and remove our nation from a list of just seven countries in the world that allow the abortion of babies at 20 weeks or later. It will save babies, most of whom are able to survive outside the womb and some who are very close to birth, from the brutality of dismemberment and other late-term abortion procedures.

Below are two different letters targeting 10 Democratic Senators. Before each letter there is a brief explanation as to why we are targeting these 10 specifically.

We encourage everyone to sign on to these letters, even if you are not from one of the 10 States.

If you are from one of the 10 States as listed below, please get as many of your friends in your State to sign on to the letters as possible. 

The more signatures the Senator can see from his/her own State, the better.

Entering your full name and address is important when communicating with a Senator so they know exactly where you are from.

We also encourage you to call your Senator's office and ask him/her to support this bill, tell your friends to call, write your own personal letter. Do whatever you can!

If you have already signed on to these letters, thank you. You don't need to sign again but please get others to do so.

The letters below, with the names and addresses of all the signers, will be hand-delivered to the Senators’ offices by our Priests for Life Staff.

Fr. Frank Pavone

OPEN LETTER TO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST BRINGING THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT TO THE FLOOR IN 2015 (i.e. Senators Bill Nelson (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Claire McCaskill (MO), Jon Tester (MT), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Tammy Baldwin (WI))

Dear Senator ---:

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed and the Senate is now considering the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the bill that would spare unborn babies aged 20 weeks or more from the physical agonies of dismemberment and decapitation. 

In 2015, you voted against bringing such a measure to a vote by the Senate. We, your undersigned constituents and other concerned citizens, respectfully request that you tell us how you will vote on this legislation when it is brought to the Senate floor during this session.

S. 1922, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is based on the scientific evidence that children in the womb are sensitive to pain no later than 20 weeks after fertilization. When their arms, legs, and head are torn from their bodies, they are, in fact, tortured.

As reported by the Associated Press in 2004, abortionist Dr. Timothy Johnson, when testifying in federal court about late-term abortion, was asked by the presiding judge if he ever considers the question of whether the babies he aborts feel pain during the procedure. “Does it ever cross your mind?” the judge asked. The abortionist simply said, “No.”  We would like to know whether this question ever crosses your mind, because you are about to have an opportunity to vote on it.

The late former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who eventually became pro-life, wrote in his book The Hand of God about having performed the abortion procedure on his own child. He stated, “You ask if perhaps for a fleeting moment or so I experienced a flicker of regret, a microgram of remorse? No and no.” We would like to know if you, when you consider that tens of millions of children have never had the chance to laugh, play, or feel the warmth of the sun because of the legality of abortion – a policy you advocate -- ever experience any regret or remorse?

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will be brought to the Senate floor this session. We would like to know whether you will vote to allow the bill to be considered on the Senate floor and, more importantly, whether you will vote to approve it.

The above questions are not difficult. Either you are willing to protect children from excruciatingly painful dismemberment in the womb at five, six, seven, eight, or nine months into pregnancy – or you are not. Frankly, if you can’t or won’t answer these simple questions, why are you even in public office?

We await your reply.

 

OPEN LETTER TO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS WHO VOTED FOR BRINGING THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT TO THE FLOOR IN 2015 (i.e. Senators Joe Donnelly (IN), Bob Casey (PA), and Joe Manchin (WV))

Dear Senator ---:

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed and the Senate is now considering the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the bill that would spare unborn babies aged 20 weeks or more from the physical agonies of dismemberment and decapitation. 

In 2015, you voted to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the Senate floor for debate. We, your undersigned constituents, and other concerned citizens, respectfully request that you tell us whether you will vote once again to invoke cloture and allow the measure to be brought to the floor. Further, please tell us if you will vote to pass this legislation this session should you have the opportunity.

As you know, S. 1922, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is based on the scientific fact that children in the womb are sensitive to pain no later than 20 weeks after fertilization. When their arms, legs, and head are torn from their bodies, they are, in fact, tortured.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will be brought to the Senate floor this session. As such, we very much want to confirm your support for 1) ending any filibuster of the legislation and 2) the bill itself.

We await your reply.



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