January 4, 2023

US House Republicans to Introduce Pro-Life Legislation

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
House Majority Leader-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced plans to bring pro-life legislation to the House floor at the beginning of this year. While they are unlikely to pass in the Senate, these pro-life bills will show the priorities of incoming legislators.

The pro-life bills include:

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act- a bill sponsored by Rep Chris Smith (R-NJ) that would make the Hyde Amendment permanent. The bill would prohibit federal funding of abortion and prohibit the funding of any insurance plan that includes elective abortion.

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act - a bill sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) requiring that healthcare professionals provide the same level of care to a child born alive during an attempted abortion as they would to any other child born at the same gestational age. It further requires that these children be transferred to a hospital after receiving this care. Providers who violate these requirements could be fined and imprisoned for up to five years.

Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches - a resolution sponsored by Rep Mike Johnson (R-LA) that would express condemnation toward the wave of violence and vandalism by radical pro-abortion activists against pro-life facilities and local churches.