Legislation

Friends,

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! Kids can reach out to Congress too!

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 in the current (118th) Congress

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

H.R.6914, the Pregnant Students’ Rights Act. Passed in the House on January 18, 2024

H.R.6918, the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act. Passed in the House on January 18, 2024

Senator Hyde-Smith’s Pregnancy Center Support Act, to establish tax credits for contributions to pregnancy centers

Senator Hyde-Smith’s Let Pregnancy Centers Serve Act, to clarify that TANF funds may be made available to support alternatives to abortion programs and pregnancy centers

Senator Hyde-Smith’s Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act, to prohibit the Federal government from supporting research involving human fetal tissue from abortions, and to prohibit the trafficking of aborted fetal tissue.

Senator Cramer’s Unborn Child Support Act, to give pregnant mothers the ability to receive child support payments while they are pregnant

Senator Lee’s Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act, to bar Federal funding for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas, expanding and codifying the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy

Senator Lee’s Abortion is Not Health Care and Protecting Life in Health Savings Accounts, which would end tax breaks for abortions both as a deductible medical expense and in health savings accounts

Senator Lee’s Guaranteeing the Unborn Access to Respect and Dignity (GUARD) Act, to ensure that the United States Coast Guard is held to the same standards as every branch of the United States military with regard to the prohibition of using federal funds for abortions.

Senator Blackburn’s Woman’s Right to Know Act, to ensure women seeking abortions are informed of the medical risks and developmental characteristics of the unborn child before giving their informed consent to receive an abortion

H.R. 7 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act: This bill makes permanent the long-standing Hyde Amendment as well as similar provisions to prohibit federal funding for abortion and funding for any insurance plan that includes abortion on demand

H. Con. Res. 3 - Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches. Passed in the House on January 11, 2023.

H.R.26 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: This bill ensures that infants born alive after an abortion receive the same protection of law and degree of care as any newborn. Passed in the House on January 11, 2023.

On February 1, 2023 Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the Senate.

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 https://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 https://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 https://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

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

Complete health care reform information including a history of legislative updates

Historical section - Bills introduced in prior sessions of Congress


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