House Committee to Vote Wednesday on 20-Week Abortion Ban | LifeNews.com

House Committee to Vote Wednesday on 20-Week Abortion Ban | LifeNews.com.

The Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on HR 3803, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The bill prohibits abortion after 22 weeks gestation. It is based on scientific evidence that an unborn baby can feel pain at this age. A bill similar to this that passed in Nebraska forced late-term abortionist Dr LeRoy Carhart to move most of his abortion business to Maryland.

Please email members of the House Judiciary Committee. You can find links to these members at http://judiciary.house.gov/about/members.html

Tell them that you are pro life and you want them to vote for this bill in every instance, including all procedural votes. Ask them to respond to your email by letting you know how they vote.

If you live in their district, be sure to mention it. If you have put their yard sign in your yard, donated to their campaign, or voted for them, mention that. If you are an activist in your state’s political party, mention that, especially if it is the same party as the Congressperson.

Don’t be unkind or hateful, even if you know they will disagree with you, but also don’t be shy. They work for you.

  • http://inalienablewrights.wordpress.com InalienableWrights

    Well they are continuing their perfect track record of never doing anything the Constitution authorizes them to do. Nowhere in the Constitution do the feds have any jurisdiction over murder. The only crime mentioned in the Constitution are treason piracy, and counterfeiting.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      One of the many ways in which the Supreme Court overstepped with Roe v Wade is that they federalized an issue that before that had been strictly within the purview of the states, i.e., abortion. By doing this, they put the issue on the plate of the United States Congress. In that context, Congress is well within its jurisdiction to consider this law.

      Based on your comments, I am assuming that you are a strict Constitutionalist (apologies if I’m wrong.) I understand your frustration with all this. I too believe that the Court overstepped in Roe. Rather than determining if the Texas law was in line with the Constitution, they stepped into the legislative arena and made a new law.

      I don’t believe that it is a practical possibility to enforce a strict fundamentalist interpretation of the Constitution such as you seem to suggest. That would mean rolling back most Supreme Court decisions that come after the decision of the Marshall Court in the Aaron Burr treason trial. That particular decision was a watershed in American history because the Court took up an interpretive rather than a literal role in their decisions.

      Their nemesis in this was then President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Since the US Constitution was based largely on the Virginia Constitution, which Jefferson himself had written, he certainly had a point when he said that what the Court was saying was not the intention of the founding fathers.

      Roe was another turning point for the Court in that it usurped the law-making authority of other branches of government. In order to justify this, it produced an opinion that mixes bad biology, odd theology and myth. It also hinged the decision on a heretofore non-existent right to privacy.

      The point I’m making about the Marshall Court is that far too much law — laws that form the spine of American jurisprudence — has been made since the early 1800s. The same thing has happened with Roe. We’ve waited too long to undo some of its contentions since they have found their way into subsequent cases.

      What we are forced to do (including in the instance of Roe) is go forward, not back. We have to figure out how to get a saner government, including a court that honors its own Constitutional boundaries, and we have to do it without destroying our country.

      I feel that the court-packing strategy is a failure. It appears to me that, rather than a way to overturn Roe, court packing has become a way to ensure that Roe never ends. Not only has it failed, it has been very damaging to our nation.

      I have ideas of things we need to do, but I believe that my ideas alone are not enough. We the people need to start thinking sanely ourselves. We need ideas based on reality from all good people. We can’t do have that so long as the people don’t know the truth of how they are being manipulated. That’s why I’m writing some of the things I post.

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments and your passion for our country,

  • http://inalienablewrights.wordpress.com InalienableWrights

    A wise person once told me that Roe vs Wade was the correct decision if you take into account the question that was put before the court. The (implied) question was whether 14th amendment citizens had a right to life. IMHO they do not as a 14th amendment citizen is a creation of the state therefore all of their rights emanate from the state, even the right to life. If anyone would like clarifications on what the 14th really means – please PM me.

  • http://inalienablewrights.wordpress.com InalienableWrights

    My views on the constitution etc. would make a small tome. :-) In reality I am a anarcho-capitalist at heart with the Lew Rockwell tradition. I think following the Constitution is the least we can do until we come up with something MUCH better.

    To keep it short — not following a strict interpretation of the Constitution is extreme folly.
    If you don’t you IMHO do not seek the truth or justice.

    “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.” ~ Lysander Spooner

  • http://jeanbrunson.wordpress.com jritterbrunson

    I emailed my congressman. I just hope I wasn’t too late. Babies have a right to be born!

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Great! Thank you!

  • http://inalienablewrights.wordpress.com InalienableWrights

    Wish I could edit here … I hate all these posts…… :-P But in short the answer is less government and a government with effective checks and balances. We have NONE. We are headed towards the cartridge box because all of the others were illusions meant to placate the masses.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Joe.

  • http://hiddeninjesus.wordpress.com Jessica

    John Hagee says, “I want to express my profound appreciation to President Barak Obama for doing what all of the Republican candidates have not been able to do for months: he unified the Bible-believing church in America in one week over the issue of abortion.

    “When the President ordered the Catholic Church to provide contraceptives to prevent the birth of new life, he hit a nerve in the heart of every true Catholic and Evangelical.

    “Being a politician, he will attempt to compromise his position until after the election and then release the full power of government to force the church to obey the state. Think about this! If he made this bold statement before the election, consider how brutal he will be if he is re-elected!”

    Pastor Hagee is asking the Christians of America to join us in 40 days of prayer for this Presidential election. These 40 days of prayer will begin on September 28, 2012.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Jessica. He’s right; this has brought us together like never before!


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