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Legislation

As a result of the recent elections, we have a Congress and a Presidential Administration that are ready to advance pro-life legislation. Now is the time to stay mobilized and active, and for all of us to get the job done which reflects our common commitment to protecting the unborn.

Below we list important bills that are being presented for consideration in the current session of Congress and which enjoy the support of a majority of the American people.

We urge you to click on the links below to learn about this legislation, and then to let your Representatives and Senators know that you want these measures passed!

Besides communicating with your elected officials, be sure to also inform your pastors, families, Church groups, Facebook and other social media friends, and others you can reach about these bills.



Pro-Life Legislation Pending in the Current (115th) Congress

Please note that bills are listed in numerical order by their House numbers. When there are identical House and Senate bills introduced, they are listed together. If there is no House counterpart to a Senate bill, the Senate bill is listed separately.

"H.R." stands for House of Representatives; "H.J.Res." stands for House Joint Resolution; "S." stands for Senate.

Below you will see a section of the pro-life laws that have been enacted in this Congress.

H.R. 7 - S.184 - The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

H.R. 37 - S.220 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

H.R. 147 - Prenatal Nondiscrimination (PRENDA) Act of 2017

H.R. 217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

H.R. 354 - Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017

H.R. 490 - Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017

H.R. 524 - The End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act

H.R. 586 - Sanctity of Human Life Act

H.R. 644 - S. 301 - Conscience Protection Act of 2017

H.R. 656 - Women's Public Health and Safety Act

H.R. 681 - S. 231 - Life at Conception Act

H.R. 692 - S. 224 - Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

H.R. 718 – Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act

H.R. 781 - S. 264 - Free Speech Fairness Act

HR 1192 - Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act

H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act (ACHA) of 2017

H.R. 1895 - Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act

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Pro-Life Laws Enacted this Congress

 

Below are the pro-life laws enacted in the 115th Congress.

H.J. Res. 43 - Resolution disapproving of Title X Rule requiring states to fund Planned Parenthood

Complete health care reform information including a history of legislative updates

Visit our Abortion is Not Health Care fan page on Facebook

Historical section - Bills introduced in prior sessions of Congress

General Guidance on Taking Action to Influence Legislation

Go to the National Right to Life Committee website to locate your representatives in Congress, to find out how they have voted, and to contact them!  Or to find details on any legislation pending before Congress, go to http://beta.congress.gov/ where you will find search tools to give you a bill’s text, status, co- sponsors, and other information.  Also, for an update on current pro-life legislation, please visit http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/.  This page will give you guidance from the nation's top pro-life lobbying group, National Right to Life.

Click here for tips on communicating with and visiting your representatives.

To phone your Congressman, dial the House switchboard at 202-225-3121 and ask for his or her office.  If you prefer to dial your Representative’s office directly, an alphabetical list of Congressmen and their phone numbers is available at http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/ttd.html.

To e-mail your Congressman, go to https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml, click on your state from the pull-down menu, fill in your zip code, and click on the “Contact My Representative” box. You will be taken to an e-mail form where you can send a message directly to your Congressman.

To phone one of your Senators, dial the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for his or her office. If you prefer to dial your Senator’s office directly, a list of all Senators’ phone numbers is available at www.senate.gov/general/resources/pdf/senators_phone_list.pdf.

To e-mail one of your Senators, go to www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm, find your Senator’s name in the alphabetical list, and click on his or her “Web Form” link. This link will take you to an e-mail form where you can send a message to your Senator.  

Fr. Frank discusses communication with legislators with Capitol Hill activist Connie Marshner

Supreme Court cases on abortion.

See our news section for press releases on legislative issues and other pro-life news.

 

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