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 U.S. HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PAIN CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN

Demonstrating pro-life dedication the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 3, passed landmark legislation, 237-189, to extend federal protections to unborn children who have reached 20 weeks fetal age, and those who are born alive during late abortions.

Please thank the following Congressmen who both co-sponsored and voted in support of H.R. 36: Diane BlackMarsha BlackburnScott DesJarlaisJimmy DuncanChuck FleischmannDavid Kustoff and Phil Roe, MD.

Pro-abortion Tennessee Congressmen voting against H.R. 36: Steve Cohen and Jim Cooper.

“This bill would save thousands of unborn babies annually from terribly painful deaths,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director for National Right to Life, added, “These are very developed babies – these babies are capable of feeling pain and are considered by the medical profession to be a second patient. This legislation has saved lives, driving out abortionists from states performing abortions on these babies. And this legislation has the power to speak to the people of this country, highlighting, that where this bill is not law, it is legal to kill these very developed unborn children. “

The pro-life bill now heads to the U.S. Senate. Please contact Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and ask them to add their name as co-sponsors to Senator Graham's bill to be introduced later this week.

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With so much attention focused on Monday's solar eclipse, it is easily understood why Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortion provider, entitled his landmark film of a dismemberment abortion Eclipse of Reason. Dr. Nathanson knew that legalized abortion had created a blind spot for the American people and that the lack of knowledge about the procedure had left the nation in the dark about what abortion really was.

As a founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League in 1967, Nathanson was personally responsible for 60,000 abortions.  But through ultrasound technology, he ultimately became convinced that abortion is the taking of a human life.  “For the first time, we could really see the human fetus, measure it, observe it, watch it, and indeed bond with it and love it,” Nathanson later wrote in “The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind” (Regnery Publishing, 1996). “I began to do that.”

He left the abortion industry and became a leading pro-life advocate.

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