House: Activity We Track

House: Activity We Track

H.R. 554, the Support and Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 554 would prevent approval of new abortion drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prevent the loosening of FDA regulation of already-approved abortion drugs, and prevent abortion drugs from being dispensed remotely by mail or through telemedicine. The abortion industry’s migration to chemical self-abortion is deeply disturbing as it carries with it the possibility of increasing the rate of abortion over time and carries with it a higher rate of injury, about which women are often underinformed or deceived. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Members to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 18 would codify the Hyde Amendment, by establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding for abortion, prohibiting federal subsidies in the form of Obamacare tax credits for health plans that include abortion, and strengthening disclosure requirements for plans that include abortion. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Members to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

H.R. 1080, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 1080 would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The Pain-Capable bill is an important step in matching our public policy with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports H.R. 1080 and urges cosponsorship. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

Hyde Amendment Letter

Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported a letter opposing Congressional Democrats’ efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life protections in the annual spending bills. The Hyde Amendment and its family of pro-life protections have been upheld by members of Congress and presidents of both parties for over four decades. Hyde alone is responsible for the saving of nearly 2.5 million lives. This letter pledges to vote against any government funding bill that weakens or eliminates any of these provisions.

McMorris Rogers/Walorski/Foxx Amendment #167– Cosponsorship

This amendment would apply the Hyde and Helms amendments to the unprotected funding streams of the Budget Reconciliation COVID relief bill (the so-called American Rescue Plan Act), to ensure taxpayer funding could not subsidize abortion domestically or internationally. It would prevent government subsidized abortion coverage through COBRA. While all prior bipartisan COVID relief packages had included Hyde protections on their funding streams, the American Rescue Plan Act departed from the status quo by leaving funds open to use for abortion, and subsidizing abortion coverage through COBRA and Obamacare. Additionally, the foreign assistance funding is exempted from the Helms amendment, which prohibits funding for abortion internationally. Susan B. Anthony List strongly opposed this expansion of funding for abortion, and strongly supported this amendment to stop the funding for abortion through COVID relief. Cosponsorship of this amendment is considered is a pro-life vote.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Congressional amicus brief

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a Mississippi late-term abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in the October 2021 term. The question being considered in this historic case is “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” The Congressional pro-life amicus brief specifically argues the faulty reasoning of the viability standard: it remains undefined by the court, it has been relied on as a prohibition on regulating abortion, and it restricts legislators from furthering critical state interests. Further, the brief argues that the viability standard prevents reasonable regulations for protecting women’s health, unborn children from pain during late-term abortions, the medical profession, and states’ ability to prevent discrimination abortion based on disability. Finally, it asks that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey be reconsidered, and if appropriate, wholly or partially overruled.

H.R. 554, the Support and Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 554 would prevent approval of new abortion drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prevent the loosening of FDA regulation of already-approved abortion drugs, and prevent abortion drugs from being dispensed remotely by mail or through telemedicine. The abortion industry’s migration to chemical self-abortion is deeply disturbing as it carries with it the possibility of increasing the rate of abortion over time and carries with it a higher rate of injury, about which women are often underinformed or deceived. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Members to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 18 would codify the Hyde Amendment, by establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding for abortion, prohibiting federal subsidies in the form of Obamacare tax credits for health plans that include abortion, and strengthening disclosure requirements for plans that include abortion. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Members to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

H.R. 1080, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 1080 would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The Pain-Capable bill is an important step in matching our public policy with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports H.R. 1080 and urges cosponsorship. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

Hyde Amendment Letter

Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported a letter opposing Congressional Democrats’ efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life protections in the annual spending bills. The Hyde Amendment and its family of pro-life protections have been upheld by members of Congress and presidents of both parties for over four decades. Hyde alone is responsible for the saving of nearly 2.5 million lives. This letter pledges to vote against any government funding bill that weakens or eliminates any of these provisions.

McMorris Rogers/Walorski/Foxx Amendment #167– Cosponsorship

This amendment would apply the Hyde and Helms amendments to the unprotected funding streams of the Budget Reconciliation COVID relief bill (the so-called American Rescue Plan Act), to ensure taxpayer funding could not subsidize abortion domestically or internationally. It would prevent government subsidized abortion coverage through COBRA. While all prior bipartisan COVID relief packages had included Hyde protections on their funding streams, the American Rescue Plan Act departed from the status quo by leaving funds open to use for abortion, and subsidizing abortion coverage through COBRA and Obamacare. Additionally, the foreign assistance funding is exempted from the Helms amendment, which prohibits funding for abortion internationally. Susan B. Anthony List strongly opposed this expansion of funding for abortion, and strongly supported this amendment to stop the funding for abortion through COVID relief. Cosponsorship of this amendment is considered is a pro-life vote.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Congressional amicus brief

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a Mississippi late-term abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in the October 2021 term. The question being considered in this historic case is “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” The Congressional pro-life amicus brief specifically argues the faulty reasoning of the viability standard: it remains undefined by the court, it has been relied on as a prohibition on regulating abortion, and it restricts legislators from furthering critical state interests. Further, the brief argues that the viability standard prevents reasonable regulations for protecting women’s health, unborn children from pain during late-term abortions, the medical profession, and states’ ability to prevent discrimination abortion based on disability. Finally, it asks that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey be reconsidered, and if appropriate, wholly or partially overruled.

House: Activity We Track

H.R. 4399, the Support and Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 4399 would prevent approval of new abortion drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prevent the loosening of FDA regulation of already-approved abortion drugs, and prevent abortion drugs from being dispensed remotely by mail or through telemedicine. The abortion industry’s migration to chemical self-abortion is deeply disturbing as it carries with it the possibility of increasing the rate of abortion over time and carries with it a higher rate of injury, about which women are often underinformed or deceived. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Members to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

H.R. 20, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 20 would codify the Hyde Amendment, by establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding for abortion, prohibiting federal subsidies in the form of Obamacare tax credits for health plans that include abortion, and strengthening disclosure requirements for plans that include abortion. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and urges Members to cosponsor it. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

H.R. 784, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Cosponsorship

H.R. 784 would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The Pain-Capable bill is an important step in matching our public policy with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports H.R. 784 and urges cosponsorship. Cosponsorship demonstrates recognition of the importance of this legislation.

Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported this letter by pro-life Representatives calling on the President to veto any legislation that comes to his desk that weakens pro-life protections on taxpayer funding or any other federal policy on abortion. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush signed similar letters during their presidencies. This preemptive guarantee, which President Trump announced in January 2019 was critical given the new pro-abortion majority in the House of Representatives. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported this letter and urged Members to sign it. Signing this letter demonstrates the recognition of the importance of defending pro-life policies.

Letter opposing funding for fetal tissue research

Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported a letter thanking the president for his strong stance on excluding funding for research involving aborted fetal tissue and urging his continued resolve. Abortion activists and public officials used the coronavirus pandemic to push back against this life-affirming position, saying fetal tissue was necessary to find a cure. Despite these claims, the best science doesn’t involve fetal tissue, and many potential cures for the coronavirus are already being researched using ethical science.

Bicameral letter regarding chemical abortion restrictions

Susan B. Anthony List strongly supported a letter encouraging FDA Commissioner to uphold restrictions on the dispensing of chemical abortion put in place for the safety of women. Abortion activists and public officials used the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to call for making self-managed abortion more accessible to women. In response, this letter points out the that chemical abortion is riskier than surgical abortion for moms, not to mention the fatal result for each unborn child. The FDA’s requirements for the dispensing of chemical abortion drugs are necessary to protect women.