Legislative Action

ALERT - HB 40 (State funding of abortions) on the way to the Governor!

HB 40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act -  ACTION ALERT Status: Passed the House and Senate, now goes to the Governor Sum...

February 29, 2016

USA House Members Send Letter to Top UN Human Rights Official, ‘Abortion is Not the Answer to Zika’

50 Members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter initiated by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Tx.) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expressing concern for the High Commissioner’s recent statement ‘Upholding women’s human rights essential to Zika response’ which appears to call on Zika-affected countries to change laws against abortion.

The Member letter asks the top United Nations human rights official to “immediately clarify your statements to make clear that you and the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights are not calling for changes to laws protecting the human rights of unborn children, and particularly unborn children with disabilities in countries affected by the Zika virus.”

The Members of Congress emphasized the need for governments to determine the best policies on how to stop the spread of the virus and opposed the promotion of abortion generated by an unconfirmed link to microcephaly in unborn children...

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