VOTE YOUR VALUES, REJECT S.1696
It is time for “pro-life” Democrats to step up and end a bill that would eliminate any state or federal law that limits or prevents abortion.
Help us ask Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to vote their values and conscience. These three Senators, on the campaign trail, openly claim that they are Christians by faith and also pro-life.
Sign our petition asking they not give in to the Democratic Party leadership, but rather publically stand for their faith and values by rejecting S.1696.
The Democratic Party, which controls the Senate, is preparing to send S.1696 to the Senate Floor for a vote.
S.1696, inaccurately named “Women’s Health and Protection Act,” will serve the purpose to put an end to all laws and/or regulations at the state and federal level that "make abortion services more difficult to access." <--- Quoted directly from the bill.
In other words, any laws in place to: protect the health of mothers and the health of the child; establish waiting periods; require women to have ultrasounds; require parental consent for minors; require women to be seen by doctors; require doctors to have admitting privileges at the closest or a nearby hospital; eliminate the practice of sex-selective abortion, require doctors to be present in the room during an abortion (instead allowing doctors to telecommute)… would no longer be valid.
S.1696, as stated directly in the actual legislation, is meant: “To protect a woman’s right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services” <--- Quoted directly from the bill.
The bill would specifically target around 200 existing laws or regulations, regardless if it is at the state or federal level, rendering it no longer valid. At the July 15th Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) questioned whether such a law is constitutional.
More frightening, the bill provides legal protection and gives justification to the practices of abortionists (mass murders), such as Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell is the most heinous abortionist of all time. He ranks among the worst serial killers in history, as he is responsible for killing countless unborn babies. He was found guilty of murdering babies born alive after botched abortion attempts.
Congresswoman Blackburn said:
“The American public was horrified by the crimes committed by Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia-based abortionist who ran a dangerous, illegal, and ghastly “clinic.” He was tried, and rightly convicted, for the crimes he committed and the deaths he caused in that terrible place. Yet, the legislation before you could be used to validate the acts that placed him behind bars and to invalidate the bipartisan legislation put in place to prevent future Gosnells from preying on the poor and the young.”
The bill specifically mentions that any law “shall be unlawful if such measure or action singles out abortion services or make abortions services more difficult to access.” <--- Quoted directly from the bill.
The vagueness as to what this means leaves the door open to future challenges to other laws aimed at protecting life and reducing abortions.
Help us shut this door for good. It is time we call on pro-life Senators to be exactly that. There is no justification to vote in favor of this law and be pro-life. The purpose of the law is clearly stated, and any argument meant to defend voting “YEA” on this law would be phony.
There are 53 Democrats, 3 Republicans, and 2 Independents likely to vote in favor of this bill that identifies him/herself (especially during the campaign year) as a Christian.
More so, 3 Senators of those Senators actively claim to be Pro-Life: Bob Casey (D-PA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
Help us petition them to not give in to Democratic Party leadership, but rather publically stand for their faith and values by rejecting S.1696.
For more information:
S.1696, the bill text: https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s1696/BILLS-113s1696is.pdf
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