32 Pro-Life Leaders Demand Republicans Fight to protect Babies From Abortion

National   |   J.P. Duffy   |   Apr 28, 2022   |   4:37PM   |   Washington, DC

A coalition of 32 pro-family policy council leaders, including Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, sent a letter today to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik urging that any commitment made to America as the nation awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s impending decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization “must include a bold strategy to protect unborn life.”

The letter reads, in part:

“We, the undersigned, represent hundreds of thousands of Americans across the states who care deeply about the issues of life, family, and religious freedom. Although each of these issues is vitally important, the prospect of seeing Roe v. Wade undermined or overturned and the momentum currently behind the pro-life movement is unlike any we have seen before. Therefore, as Republican leadership readies its conservative agenda for the next year, we urge you to ensure that any commitment to America includes a bold, clear, and articulate plan to protect the most vulnerable among us, the unborn.

“There has never been a better time to protect life. Americans support the pro-life policies we have worked to enact in the states by large margins. A majority of Americans support prohibiting taxpayer funding for abortion, requiring clear health and safety standards for chemical abortion, providing immediate medical care for infants who survive abortion, and protecting unborn children from the horrors of abortion as early as the first trimester.

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“Even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe this year, a strong congressional plan to protect unborn life will be needed. Current public polling trends and the recent state-level legislative successes indicate that congressional leaders would be wise to lean into the pro-life issue, not shy away from it. Our states need members of Congress who will speak on behalf of the unborn, hold votes on strong pro-life legislation, and push back against the Biden administration’s extreme pro-abortion policies. We stand ready to support you in these efforts,” the letter concludes.

Read the full letter here.