January 16, 2015
This Thursday, January 22, marks the 42nd year since Roe vs Wade ushered in abortion on demand in the United States.
And it is the day of the March for Life.
On that very day, the US House of Representatives
Will vote on a bill to protect children in the womb from painful dismemberment abortions.
Would you take a moment today to urge your Representative to vote for this bill?
I explain below how to do that.
We also ask you to urge your Representative to be a co-sponsor of the bill. And today is, for all practical purposes, the last opportunity to have them do that.
I believe that the bill, called the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 36) is the most significant piece of pro-life legislation to be introduced so far on the federal level.
We have every reason to expect that we will win this vote. For the House to pass this bill will send shock waves around the world, encouraging pro-life people and worrying abortion supporters.
News will circle the globe that the United States Congress has taken a step to stop abortions after the baby reaches 20 weeks.
This is a major step away from the unrestricted abortion policy of Roe vs. Wadeand the out of control practices of the abortion industry!
And, of course, it is a major step toward ending all abortion.
Obviously, that is our ultimate goal, and we will reach it. But in order to stop a runaway train, you first have to slow it down. And this bill will do that.
The reason this bill draws the line at 20 weeks of fetal development is because that is the point at which scientific research is strongest that the child is able to feel pain.
The same kind of legislation has already been enacted in about ten states, and enjoys the support of a majority of Americans.
You can help advance this legislation with a simple phone call.
And please forward this email to as many other people as you can!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
P.S. This is the type of action that Priests for Life can take nationwide as we mobilize our movement. To help make it possible for Priests for Life to conduct campaigns such as this one, please click here and be as generous as you can.