|In this edition of E-Notes:|
|Dianne Edmondson, Executive Director, [email protected]||January 14, 2011|
March, Rallies for Life — Jan. 22, 2010
Both in the nation's capitol and in every state in the union, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists from virtually every state will be rallying and marching to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, which made abortion legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy. In the wake of Roe, legal abortion in our nation has claimed the lives of more than 50 million unborn children and has hurt countless women and men.
On January 22, 1974, the first March for Life was held on the west steps of the capitol in Washington, D.C. with 20,000 brave marchers determined not to let the anniversary of the infamous decision go without protest. Since that time, the number of marchers in D.C. has grown steadily to about 200,000 each year since 2003.
This year, there will be a mini rally at the White House in addition to the march which will leave from the National Mall. Other events include a weekend March for Life convention and the 29th annual Rose Banquet on Monday night, January 24 with special guest speaker Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Full details on the D.C. events including transportation and hotels can be found at http://www.marchforlife.org.
For those who cannot go to Washington, D.C. to show support for the pro-life movement and its goal to negate Roe v. Wade, March for Life rallies are being planned in nearly every state. March for Life Finder will help you find the rally in your state. Whether or not you can march or attend a rally in person, please pray for the ultimate success of the pro-life movement in its goal of saving the lives of our pre-born babies.
The entire legislative agenda for this week was canceled by House Republican leaders in light of the tragic shooting in Arizona. The House is expected to debate and vote next week on H.R. 2 titled "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." If enacted, H.R. 2 would repeal P.L. 111-148, the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA) and P.L. 111-152, the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act," more commonly known as ObamaCare. Under the rule, there will be seven hours of debate and no amendments except the motion to recommit.
The rule also provides for consideration of H. Res. 9, which instructs relevant House Committees to replace PPACA with legislation that achieves certain goals including to "prohibit taxpayer funding for abortions and provide conscience protections for health care providers." The rule provides for one hour of debate on H. Res. 9 and allows for one amendment by Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) regarding Medicare physician payments, and a motion to recommit.
Additionally, H.R. 217, introduced by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) to de-fund Planned Parenthood has more than 120 Members of Congress as co-sponsors, as listed here. This legislation prevents federal family planning money under Title X from going to any organization if they perform abortions and ensures that American taxpayers are not forced to subsidize the abortion industry by funding organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. It will be considered at a later date, yet to be announced.
Action: Click here to urge your U.S. Representatives to support this legislation. ALL Republican House members should do so.
Despite hundreds of conservatives descending upon the state capitol in Austin last Monday and Tuesday, Speaker Joe Straus was re-elected by the Texas House of Representatives. More than 80 Republicans voted for Straus while 17 refused to cast their votes for him. It is now up to Speaker Straus and his supporters to prove their claims that this legislative session with its Republican super-majority will indeed respect and do the will of their constituents by passing much-needed conservative legislation including pro-life bills. WE WILL BE WATCHING.
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