Keep up the pressure on House Democrats to get a vote
on Protecting Babies Born Alive!
Every day that Congress has been in session since Feb. 6, a Republican member of the House of Representatives has asked for immediate consideration of H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Yesterday marked the 50th time such a request was made!
The Democratic leadership continues to deny these requests.
House members repeatedly make this simple request:
“I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.”
After each request, the Democratic speaker for the session reads a script saying why the bill will not be considered.
The back and forth has been captured on video. The media is of course ignoring this effort.
So in order to force a vote on the bill, Minority Whip Steve Scalise used a Congressional procedure called a discharge petition that requires 218 signatures to bring the Born Alive bill up for a vote despite the objections of the Democrat leadership.
All Republican members of the House have signed, as have three Democrats (out of 235). We need only 18 more of those 235 Democrats to muster the courage to sign the petition.
The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act does not restrict abortion in any way. It simply recognizes that when a child has been born, he or she deserves the same legal and compassionate protections as every other American.
Today I am asking everyone whose congressional district is represented by a Democrat to call his or her office and demand they sign the discharge petition. Remind them that you never miss an election and you will be sure to vote against them in 2020.
But there’s more. Many of these people won’t be persuaded by what we say to them, but when they see us spreading the word about this to other voters in their district, that may get their attention!
Please click here for further instructions.
And please forward this email to everyone you know who may be interested in helping!
Father Frank Pavone
Priests for Life