PRO-LIFE ‘TURF BATTLE’ PREVENTING VOTE ON BILL TO BAN NEARLY ALL ABORTIONS
Ask the Lord to free the vote on this bill before Congress and save countless lives that weigh in the balance.
“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” (Ps 139:16)
Pro-life groups and members of Congress are divided over whether on the day of the March for Life, the U.S. House should vote on a bill that would ban nearly all abortions, or instead a bill to ban infanticide after botched abortions.
The Heartbeat Protection Act would make it illegal to abort babies whose heartbeats can be detected.
“It’s the most protective incremental bill in existence,” said one of its organizers, Janet Porter of Faith2Action.
The U.S. House is slated to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would expand Bush-era anti-infanticide protections for babies born alive during botched abortions, on January 19 as hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists march through D.C.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has 87 cosponsors. The Heartbeat Protection Act has 169 cosponsors.
Fetal heartbeats begin at 21 days and can usually be measured around six weeks into pregnancy.
Under the Heartbeat Bill, babies with detectable heartbeats who are conceived in rape cannot be aborted….
The Heartbeat Bill supporters also argue that their bill will be upheld by the Supreme Court, especially after President Trump makes his next appointment to the court when a justice dies or retires.
“The next appointment to the Supreme Court makes it very likely that a Heartbeat Bill would be upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court,” the Heartbeat Bill’s sponsor Rep. Steve King, R-IA, told LifeSiteNews.
Voting to allow abortions on babies with beating hearts would also likely speak volumes about the beliefs of pro-abortion Democrats….
The Heartbeat Bill “has more than earned a place” on the U.S. House floor, said King. He said soon he’ll be left with two choices: “simply give up and put the bill in the drawer” or “do the things that now make people uncomfortable.”…
‘This is your moment to act’….
“There’s no reason not to do it…I’m actually losing money” by funding this, said Porter. “If you want to do more than march to end abortion, this is your moment to act.” (Excerpts from Claire Chretien’s article on LIFE Site News.)
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