Friday, May 31, 2013

H.R. 1797 - Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act update

Today the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Chaired by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) announced they will hold a markup on H.R. 1797 on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.

Rep. Franks has announced he will amend his bill, the “D.C. Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797) to apply nationwide. With this change, the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” will be a national prohibition on aborting pain-capable unborn children after twenty weeks gestation (post-fertilization age). This change is timely in light of the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and news reports of potentially similar gruesome late abortion providers around the country.

Substitute language in the form of a Manager's Amendment will be offered, Lord willing, during Tuesday’s markup to make the necessary changes to apply the bill nationwide.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Minority Leader Pelosi on "the transformative nature of the Affordable Care Act"

Ms. PELOSI. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank him for his leadership and that of Mr. Levin and Mr. Waxman as the chairs of the three committees when this legislation, so transformative in the lives of the American people, was passed by the House of Representatives and now for coming to the floor today--I don't know what the word is--to even counter some of the ridiculousness that is being said on the other side of the aisle in relationship to the Affordable Care Act. The fact is that what's happening today is the Patients' Rights Repeal Act. That's what they want to do is repeal patients' rights.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Congressional Investigation Related to Gosnell

Since the Special Order and One-Minute Speeches in the House last month, Congressional activity related to the trial of Kermit Gosnell continues.

Recent Congressional actions to protect women and babies (born and unborn) in response to the Gosnell trial now include both House Committees and the Senate.