According to Wikipedia,“Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. Now universally illegal, infanticide was a widespread practice throughout human history that was mainly used to dispose of unwanted children.”
It may be illegal now, but if the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) is not passed, we may be looking at the resurgence of this evil practice. Please see information from Human Life Action below and send a message to your US. Representative now!
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide.
But efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur.
Some states have passed laws to expand abortion and to repeal laws providing specific protections for babies born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. The Born-Alive Act would provide these specific protections nationwide to help prevent newborns from being killed or left alone to die.
We must continue to push Congress to pass the Born-Alive Act, so babies born alive following an abortion attempt are treated the same as any other newborn baby.
If you haven’t contacted your Senators on this bill, please do so by using the link provided below to send your message today. The Senate is expected to vote on this bill sometime this week. There is no reason our tax dollars should be supporting abortion nor should it be included in a COVID relief bill.
Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new COVID relief bill, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which addresses the needs of many vulnerable people related to the pandemic. Unfortunately, unlike previous COVID relief bills, this bill appropriates billions of taxpayer dollars that are not subject to longstanding, bi-partisan pro-life protections that are needed to prevent this funding from paying for abortions. The Senate is expected to vote this week.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote to Congress to express its support for additional COVID-19 relief that prioritizes the poor and vulnerable and its strong opposition to any taxpayer dollars going to abortion as part of this legislation, saying that the Hyde Amendment policy must be included before this bill moves forward. Your voice is critically needed today to tell your senators to support amendments that prevent abortion funding, and to work for their inclusion in the final bill. Click on the image below to send your message!
Everyone is invited to be part of the 1.5 mile prayer walk in St. Louis, MO on March 6th. Details and program are listed below.
Human Life Action is proud to join with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO, and the Diocese of Belleville, IL, and many other great pro-lifers to announce the March on the Arch, scheduled for Saturday, March 6, in St. Louis, MO.
We are committed to standing up for the most vulnerable in our community while building a community that respects and defends life at all stages. That means March on the Arch 2021 will look different than in the past. This year, marchers will depart at intervals on a 1.5 mile prayer walk in the heart of our region, starting outside the last abortion facility in Missouri.
Arrive before your chosen start time to kick off your MORNING prayer walk with one of our inspiring speakers (listed below) brought to you by Master of Ceremonies Zip Rzeppa. AFTERNOON marchers can enjoy an individual or guided prayer walk and a chance to meet the incredible Pro-Life organizations who are sponsoring March on the Arch 2021.
Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Steve Rupp, Missouri Right to Life
Kathy Sparks Lesnoff, Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers (former abortion medical assistant)
Hope Miller, Crusaders for Life
Brian Westbrook & Rachell Highley, Coalition for Life St. Louis
Reagan Barklage, Students for Life of America
Bishop Michael McGovern, Diocese of Belleville
President Matthew Harrison, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Prayer Walk Location and START Times
The 9:30 AM start time is reserved for those at a high risk for COVID-19. Other departures will occur at scheduled intervals between 10 AM and 2 PM. The 1.5 mile route will begin outside the last abortion facility in Missouri.
Please take a moment to send a message to Secretary of HHS Alex Azar II as requested by Human Life Actionto make sure no vaccines created for COVID-19 include the cells of aborted babies. Links are provided in their message below.
There is absolutely no reason why a vaccine for COVID-19 should be connected to abortion. But that is exactly what may happen in the coming months.
Among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.
There is NO NEED to further exploit the bodies of aborted children.
Other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions are available!
In fact, they are regularly used for producing vaccines and are being used by some drug companies to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) along with leaders of many healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations, is urging the Trump Administration to make sure that vaccines for COVID-19 are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion. Please add your voice to theirs.
The coalition letter expresses strong support for efforts to develop an effective, safe, and widely available vaccine as quickly as possible, but also strongly urges the federal government to “ensure that fundamental moral principles are followed in the development of such vaccines, most importantly, the principle that human life is sacred and should never be exploited.”
To view all of the signatories and to read the full text of the letter, click here.
The following information is from the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment. Please use the links below to see how your Senators voted on these bills and take the necessary actions.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 3275) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). In the Senate, 60 votes are needed to overcome a filibuster and advance a bill to a vote on passage. The Pain-Capable bill would protect unborn children from late-term abortions. It failed to advance by a vote of 53 to 44. The Born-Alive bill would prohibit infanticide by ensuring that a child born alive following an abortion would receive the same degree of care to preserve his/her life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. It failed to advance by a vote of 56 to 41.
You can see how your senators voted on both measures by clicking on the following links (note that Sens. Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar missed both votes):
Thank you to all who took action to urge your senators to support these bills. Please take action again to thank those senators who supported these bills and express your deep disappointment to those senators who opposed these bills.
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 3275)
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311)