Let me begin with the bad news:
The Washington State Senate Committee on Government Operations, Tribal Relations and Elections has voted to recommend passage of HB 1267--the bill legalizing paid surrogacy in the state. We had hoped they would listen to the people.
The bill has been sent to the Senate Rules Committee to decide whether to schedule it for full debate in the Senate.
Please contact your state senators and tell them you strongly oppose HB 1267---even if you have done so already. I have linked contact information here. If you email them and they respond, I would appreciate your forwarding their response to us here at Faith and Freedom. It is helpful.
America is Moving Toward Life.
The abortion industry is in a panic mode.
Elizabeth Nash with the Guttmacher Institute, an un-aborted child of Planned Parenthood says, "It's just this total onslaught."
What is "It"?
Associated Press says "It," is the raw number of anti-abortion (we call them pro-life) bills moving through Congress and state governments across the country. And, "They are substantive and tough."
I mentioned the bill in South Dakota in our blog yesterday.
Rachel Sussman, senior policy analyst for Planned Parenthood, told AP, "We're seeing an unprecedented level of bills that would have a serious impact on women's access to abortion."
In a number of states lawmakers are considering bills that would ban elective abortions after 20 or 21 weeks of pregnancy. These measures are modeled after a law approved in Nebraska based on the premise that the fetus can feel pain.
A couple of days ago we reported that the Idaho Senate had approved a bill and had sent it to their House.
Similar bills are actively moving forward in Oklahoma and Alabama.
More than 20 states have bills moving forward that will restrict insurance coverage of abortions. Pro-abortion activists at Planned Parenthood say these bills may have the greatest impact on their business. Follow the money.
In Utah, a bill is on the Governor's desk that will affect both public and private plans.
As you can imagine, Planned Parenthood, NARAL , and their relatives, are pushing back hard---very hard.
Donna Crane at NARAL says, "We don't believe these bills will dissuade women who've already made their decisions."
So why are they spending millions of dollars to defeat the bills? Is Planned Parenthood about choice? Or is it about persuading women to have an abortion? And why is providing more information about the baby and the pregnancy to the mother, less desirable to Planned Parenthood?
"Because," they say, "there's a disregard for women's health."
A quick and proper response would be, "And what about Planned Parenthood's disregard for the 'health' of approximately 50 million babies --what about their health, life and destiny?"
AP says these bills will "put an array of new obstacles---legal, financial and psychological--- of women seeking abortions."
It will also put, legal, financial and psychological safeguards between Planned Parenthood and hopeless, young women who are not aware of their options.
It should also be noted that these bills will preserve the lives of perhaps millions of babies who have done nothing to deserve a death sentence.
Up With Life.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.
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