Wednesday, March 09, 2011

"Death Bill" Dies in Olympia

HB 1366, a bill designed to essentially kill pro-life Pregnancy Centers through litigation, failed to make it out of the House of Representatives before 5 PM Monday evening---and died.

A similar bill in the Senate also failed to make it out of committee before the 5 PM deadline.

This is significant in that Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other highly funded abortion industry leaders and advocates pulled out all the stops to get this legislation passed. And a majority of Representatives and Senators are "pro-choice"---pro-abortion, with many of their political campaigns supported by the pro-abortion folks.

Had the bill become law, it would have likely expanded the abortion industry in Washington State by eventually eliminating the community funded, pro-life Pregnancy Centers as a viable alternative to PP.

Representative Matt Shea, a leading pro-life legislator in the House of Representatives, told me yesterday, it was indeed a big win against a very bad bill.

He said the bill is dead, "unless some unforeseen circumstances arise."

Shea said, "It's a great victory for non-profit, privately funded pregnancy centers across our state that provide vital counseling services and maternity homes where young, pregnant girls have a place to stay and learn important life skills."

He asked me to thank all of you who are Friends of Faith and Freedom who contacted your legislators with calls and emails, and those who attended the hearings, joining the Pregnancy Centers and other pro-life friends across the state.

Shea and other legislators who hold our values, have told me often, the response from citizens like yourself cannot be underestimated in dealing with the pro-abortion, anti-marriage and family majority.

In parting Shea said, "Gary, keep up the great work you are doing." I told him we would.

Your support allows us the opportunity to continue. Thank you for your financial support, your prayer support and your kind and encouraging words.

Blessings.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith and Freedom

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11 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful work you do. This is evidence that when pro-life people speak with one voice, we can be heard. Your timely and consistant voice is much appreciated in our community. God bless you.

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  2. Praise the Lord. How to we now reverse the gay agenda? And defend their attack on marriage?

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  3. This bill was deceptive from the beginning. You are right it was all about shutting down the pregnancy centers, but they presented it as a "compliance" issue and a transparency issue. This is kind of deception is not new to Planned Parenthood is it? Thanks.

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  4. This is wonderful news Gary. Thank God! And thank you for your work!

    Vanessa & Danny
    Camas

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  5. This is proof that prayer and being involved bring results.
    Thanks to all and especially our Lord!

    Craig in Lacey

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  6. Let's thank God for doing two rights for every wrong they do.

    I heard a prophet say that God will do this concerning the homosexual agenda. I trust he's doing the same, concerning more than just that agenda.

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  7. God bless you and all at Faith and Freedom.

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  8. This is another indication of how righteousness can prevail when people of faith stand and speak. God bless you. Yes, keep up the good work.

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  9. Wonder what planned parenthood is thinking. Wasn't it naral who said they wanted to shut down (or up) Faith and Freedom?

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  10. "To God be the glory, great things He as done..."
    Bud in Lynnwood

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