Thank our two new House members for caring about newborns
May 19, 2020
I trust you’ve heard of the very good results of two special elections for the US House of Representatives last week. Republican Tom Tiffany won in Wisconsin’s 7th district, and Republican Mike Garcia took California’s 25th. Both men were sworn in this morning.
Rep. Garcia’s win is especially significant because it represents the first time Republicans have retaken a Democrat-held seat in the state since 1998. Let’s pray that’s a sign of things to come in the November elections.
Immediately after their swearing-in this morning, both men took a pro-life action to counteract the pro-abortion fanaticism of the Democrat Party and Nancy Pelosi.
These two new Republican representatives signed what is called a “discharge petition” calling for a vote in the House on H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
This bill protects babies who are born alive after a failed attempt to kill them by abortion. And the Democrats do not want to protect them. The Democrats in the House refuse to hold a vote on the matter.
So a “discharge petition” is a way that the party who is in the minority can force a vote anyway.
It requires 218 signatures. With the two new signers this morning, it brings the total to 205. (By the way, all the Republicans have signed it and only a few Democrats. What on earth is wrong with the Democrat Party?!)
We need just 13 more signatures out of a couple of hundred Democrats. Can they muster some concern for protecting babies born alive? If they do – just 13 of them -- then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have no choice but to call for a vote on this bill.
What I’m asking you to do today is just to help me thank these two new House members for taking action on the discharge petition and for making it their first priority. Don’t worry if you don’t live in their districts. This is a matter that affects the whole nation. We want to show both representatives that pro-life citizens from coast to coast support them.
Please click here to find out how to thank Reps. Tiffany and Garcia
Please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.
Thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life