From the Desk of Mat Staver;
Liberty Counsel Action.
May 14, 2014
Today, on the anniversary of Herman Gosnell’s conviction for murdering babies, our sources tell us that the United States Senate is again being asked to consider S. 1670, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
On April 29, key pro-life senators petitioned their Senate colleagues to call upon Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670) up for an immediate floor vote.
Today, the next step in that process took place according to a Senate report…
“Senator Lindsey Graham asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader that the Senate proceed to consideration of S.1670, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and S.1696, the Women’s Health Protection Act [a pro-abortion bill sponsored by Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal].”
Sen. Blumenthal objected to Sen. Graham’s initiative, which means there was no unanimous consent for concurrent debate or a full floor vote. What that means is that the bill is now in the forefront of the minds of all the senators.
Now is the time for us to demand that the bill be released from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the full Senate for an up or down vote. We want these senators on record this election year!
Let’s barrage Capitol Hill with a message telling these elected officials that refusing to protect life after twenty weeks’ gestation is both inhumane and barbaric.
We must seize the momentum of the day. I believe that the proven effectiveness of our Fax Barrage strategy will spur the Senate to act. Click here to send your immediate faxes.
Gosnell and Buffet: Two faces of abortion
Today, Dan Gainor released an intense report on Fox News revealing that billionaire Warren Buffet has given $1.2 billion to abortion groups.
“May 13, 2014, marks one year since Philadelphia abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, ‘house of horrors’ clinic,” according to the Associated Press.
Gosnell instantly became the face of abortion in the pro-life community.
But there’s another, more recognizable face pushing abortion in the U.S. – liberal billionaire Warren Buffett. The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion organizations from 2001 to 2012.
That’s equal to the cost of roughly 2.7 million first-trimester abortions – more than twice the number of abortions that occur in an entire year in the United States!
Unlike Gosnell, however, everything Buffett has done has been entirely legal. But Buffett does share something else in common with the abortionist. Both their stories have been largely unreported.”
Imagine the equivalent of the lives of 2.7 million children snuffed out to serve the whims of the third richest man in the world!
Now is the time for pro-life Americans to speak up – and speak out loud and clear on the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
This bill prohibits an abortion from being performed if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater unless the mother’s life is in danger.
As Senator Graham noted in calling for the passage of his sponsored bill…
“At twenty weeks, mothers are encouraged to speak and sing as the baby can recognize the voice of the mother. We now know that an unborn child at the twentieth week of pregnancy can feel pain. In fact, anesthesia is administered directly to unborn children in second trimester fetal surgery.
Given these facts and my continued strong support for life, I believe there is a compelling interest in protecting these unborn children who are among the most vulnerable in our society.
I’m confident that over time the American people and their elected representatives will say yes as well. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is the new front in protecting the rights of the unborn.”
Our congressional sources tell us that it will take real impact from grassroots citizens to get the Democrat “progressives” in control of the Judiciary Committee to release this bill.
As a pro-life Liberty Counsel Action partner, please fax these key lawmakers today! Now is the time. Momentum is building!
God bless you for standing for life on behalf of the most innocent among us – preborn children who have no voice of their own.
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action