Faith In Action

This is a page that we've dedicated to keeping our members up to speed on things going on in the news that we believe should be called to their attention.

While we will never dictate to our members what or how they should act on any political issues, we ask that you would look into these issues and prayerfully consider how you might support them.

 

Prayer in Action...

Pray for all those elected to lead our communities, our State and our Nation.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

 

Faith in Action...

Today, February 4, 2019, Senate Democrats blocked Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-Nebr.) “unanimous consent” request to pass his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). This is shocking! Urge your senators to support this bill to stop infanticide of babies born alive after failed abortions.
On the 46th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) began a radical abortion trend across the states by signing into law the Reproductive Health Act which allows abortion through all stages of pregnancy and removes explicit protections for babies born alive following a failed abortion. Last week, in defending a Virginia Democrat bill that allows abortion up through birth, Governor Ralph Northam (D-Va.) stated what appeared to be an endorsement of letting born alive babes die when he said: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” This is unacceptable.
As a response, Sasse introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). Congress must pass this bill to stop abortionists from killing, harvesting organs, or denying medical care to infants born alive who survive an attempted abortion. The brutal killing of these children is something our government should not tolerate.
Despite the horrors of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in 2013, who killed at least 3 babies born alive, and the 2015 Center for Medical Progress's videos of Planned Parenthood workers dissecting precious infants for body parts -- some of whom were possibly born alive – our federal laws in this country still lack any teeth to hold abortionists accountable.
It is essential that we enforce and strengthen former President George W. Bush's 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act that recognized and defined in federal law the idea that a child surviving a botched abortion as a full person. This law, however, did not create enforcement tools.
Sasse’s Born-Alive bill would provide the necessary enforcement tools by requiring health care practitioners to treat babies born alive after failed abortion attempts with the same care they would provide a baby born at the same gestational age. Additionally, the bill creates penalties for the intentional killing of infants born alive. The bill also gives the mother of a child born-alive a private right of action to seek relief in case an abortionist was to kill her born-alive infant.
Your two U.S. senators need to hear from you! Please email them and urge them to stop infanticide by supporting Senator Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311).
Whether by neglect or intentional means, the killing of a baby who has been born alive is abhorrent. Sasse’s bill provides the needed accountability to fully protect babies born alive.
Thank you for your vital work in defense of innocent human life.

 

Resources:

The following links are for Florida’s Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. You can share your opinion with them on S.311 through their official sites.

https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/
https://www.senate.gov/senators/116thCongress/ScottRick.htm

 The following link from the Family Research Council explains the status and some of the issues around Senate Bill S.311

https://www.frc.org/frcactionpressreleasestemplate/senator-patty-murray-blocks-vote-on-infanticide-as-democratic-party-goes-extreme-on-abortion-until-birth-laws

This is a direct link to Congress.gov that provides the full text of S.311, list all of the 48 cosponsors and allows you as a citizen to track the status of S.311 in the Senate.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/311?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22s311%22%5D%7D&s=2&r=1