Father Frank's Alerts

Tell your Senators, Representatives you support federal 15-week law

October 17, 2022

Dear Friends,

Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced legislation to protect children and their moms from the violence of abortion, starting at 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Would you please help me to thank them and express to your Representative and Senators your support for this significant pro-life bill?

As expected, Democrat leaders are united in their opposition to it, because they (unlike the American people) want abortions right through the full duration of pregnancy.

Other critics seem to miss the fact that the Dobbs decision did not take away the right of Congress to legislate on this matter; on the contrary, it strengthened it.

The opinion released by the US Supreme Court on June 24 very clearly leaves abortion policy to “the people and their elected representatives,” including members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

In fact, as the Dobbs case was moving toward resolution, more sitting members of Congress than in any time in history called for the reversal of Roe through amicus briefs filed with the Court. One brief alone was submitted on behalf of 184 House members and 44 senators.

These lawmakers were asking the justices to let them do the job for which they were elected, that is, to legislate.

That’s exactly what the Dobbs decision allows, and that’s exactly why South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and pro-life leaders in the House, including New Jersey’s Chris Smith introduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act, HR 8814/S 4840.

Now not everyone on our side supports this bill, and that’s one of the reasons I’m asking you to get behind it, and to let your U.S. senators and House representatives to know you’d like them to get behind it, too.

Now we know full well, as do they, that the Democrats would never allow a vote on this nor sign it into law.

But that doesn’t take away the duty of pro-life members of Congress to stand up for the unborn, craft legislation, call for a vote, educate the public, and lay the groundwork for what a Republican Congress and President could do.

Can I count on you to call your senators and representatives to express your support for the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act?

Remember, this bill only represents the first step, not the final goal. We want all children protected throughout their development. The reason we support this bill is that our representatives are ready to start protecting more unborn children now.

And the children who need to be protected now cannot wait until later.

Please click on the link for further information to make the call today, and thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!

Fr. Frank Pavone

National Director
Priests for Life

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