From the Desk of Mat Staver;
Liberty Counsel Action.
March 25, 2014
We have learned that the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding their Executive Business Meeting on Thursday morning.
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.
We need two Democrats to join the Republicans in the Judiciary Committee to vote “yes” to get the bill to the entire Senate for an up-or-down vote.
Please join me in calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to release S. 1670, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to the entire Senate!
Today, 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.
I believe that the proven effectiveness of our Fax Barrage strategy will spur the committee to act. Click here to send your immediate faxes.
You can help save tens of thousands of lives!
Senator Lindsey Graham has estimated that passing the Pain- Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will save 18,000 lives this year alone.
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.”
There is growing momentum for this bill in the Senate.
Earlier this week, South Carolina joined West Virginia and eight other states in passing their own state versions of the Pain-Capable abortion ban.
I firmly believe that American attitudes toward these second trimester abortions are changing following the horrific details exposed about the barbaric industry last year in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
It is very difficult to face the horrendous reality of industrialized abortion in America, so when we have an opportunity to win a real victory for life, we must not let it pass us by!
We must aggressively motivate the Senate Judiciary Committee to take action and allow this bill to get to the Senate floor for a full vote. This will happen if just two more Democrat senators on the committee say, “yes.”
As a pro-life Liberty Counsel Action partner, please fax these key lawmakers before they meet on Thursday morning! Now is the time. Momentum is building!
Click here to send our pre-written messages or to craft one of your own. You are one click away from everything you need to take this important action.
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