Newly elected congressmen commit to prolife bill
Congressmen Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI) recently won special elections for the House of Representatives. After being sworn in this morning, they both committed to vote and defend the sanctity of life.
Both men signed a discharge petition, a procedural move used in Congress to force a bill out of committee and to the floor for a vote. The bill is called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. If enough signatures are gathered on the petition, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be forced to allow the House to vote on the pro-life bill. It would then go to the Senate. The bill would “prohibit a health-care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”
The discharge petition requires 218 signers before it can advance to the House floor for a vote. The petition now has 205 signatures with no Democratic support. How can any member of Congress refuse to support legislation to rescue babies who survive a failed attempt to take their lives?
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report from 2003-2014 found that at least 143 babies survived failed abortions but later died. Why are health-care workers allowing these babies to die?
I urge you to pray that God would impress upon those who are hard-hearted and who despise God’s command, “Thou shall not murder” (Exod. 20:13). Ask God to soften the hearts our nation’s leaders so they would hear the cry of the children.
We live in a morally bankrupt land where many believe evil to be good, and good to be evil (Isaiah 5:20). Pray that God would bring an awakening to America so that other nations would say of it:
“‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him? Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?” (Deut. 4:6-8)
While it is true that 13 Democrats in Congress as well as procedural rules such as the Senate filibuster make it humanly impossible to pass pro-life legislation, God is bigger than these obstacles. The Bible tells us that God will do mighty things among us only if we humble ourselves and seek Him (2 Chron. 7:14).