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Monday January 30, 2012
Contact Your State Senator on SB 306
National Right to Life Unveils Major District of Columbia Abortion Restriction Bill
Scientific Advances Provide Dramatic Knowledge of Baby in the Womb
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Contact Your State Senator on SB 306

The Coercive and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act (SB 306) has had a public hearing in the State Senate.  We anticipate a vote by the full State Senate at any time on this important legislation.  It is vital that your state senator hear from you in support of this important legislation.

Senate Bill 306 is authored by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh) and contains two vital components. 

    • To protect a woman who is being coerced into having an abortion.

    • To protect a woman from being prescribed RU 486 abortion drugs without being seen in person by the prescribing physician.  Planned Parenthood is promoting webcam RU 486 abortions throughout the United States.  It works like this - a pregnant woman goes into a Planned Parenthood clinic and talks with an abortionist via a webcam screen.  The abortionist could be located anywhere in the state or even in another state.  Without ever having seen the woman in person, the abortionist is able to prescribe the dangerous RU 486 abortion drugs.  This is particularly onerous because the Federal Drug Administration has reported that in the United States, 14 women taking RU 486 have died and over 2,200 other serious complications have occurred.  Senate Bill 306 would require that the prescribing physician be in the same room as the pregnant woman when prescribing and administering RU 486 or any drug or chemical used to induce an abortion on a woman diagnosed as pregnant. This provision of Senate Bill 306 will prevent Planned Parenthood from beginning webcam abortions in Wisconsin.

Please write or call your state senator and ask him/her to support Senate Bill 306, the Coercive and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act. To find out who your state senator is and to contact him/her, click the link below and follow the instructions.  Include your home address so your legislator will know you live in their district.

Let your state senator hear your voice today!

http://www.wrtl.org/find.html

National Right to Life Unveils Major
District of Columbia Abortion Restriction Bill

On the anniversary of the January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the National Right to Life Committee unveiled a major new piece of legislation. The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, authored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.),would prohibit abortions after a child has the capability to feel pain, at approximately 20 weeks gestation.

Commenting on his bill, Franks said, “It would address the pain and suffering of children who have done nothing wrong.  It will emphasize the humanity of the child and the inhumanity of what is being done to them.”

Abortion proponents are gearing up to fight this bill which is in prime position for a fast track to the House floor since Franks is chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee which will process the legislation, and because two powerful committee chairmen — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) of Judiciary and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of Oversight — are co-sponsoring the measure.

The bill is based on model legislation drafted and promoted by the National Right to Life Committee, the parent organization of Wisconsin Right to Life.  Similar state bills have already passed in Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma and have avoided court challenges.   Wisconsin Right to Life strongly supports this initiative and will be assisting with its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read the Washington Post article on the bill here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/trent-franks-leading-effort-to-restrain-abortion-in-dc/2012/01/24/gIQAHLUrOQ_story.html

Latest of Late-Term Abortions in the District of Columbia

You may wonder why Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) backed by the National Right to Life Committee and Wisconsin Right to Life is introducing H.R. 3803, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Why this bill and why in the District of Columbia?

First, Article I of the Constitution established the District as the national seat of government and states that Congress would “exercise exclusive legislation in all cases, whatsoever, over such District.”

Second, several abortion clinics in the District perform the latest of late-term abortions.  One clinic located not far from the Capitol Mall and the White House advertises abortions for any reason up to the beginning of the seventh month of pregnancy.  You can obtain one by paying with a credit card — sorry, no checks or money orders accepted.  The method of abortion advertised is D&E, a procedure in which the abortionist grabs the living baby’s arms and legs and twists them off, essentially dismembering the baby.

Another DC abortionist advertises abortion even in the seventh and eighth months of pregnancy.  The method of death uses ultrasound while a needle is thrust into the heart of the baby and a lethal substance is injected into the heart.   “This service” is “not inexpensive,” the abortionist says, and “payment can only be made by a bank electronic transfer.”   Show me the money.

Third, and most importantly, there is ample scientific evidence indicating that the baby experiences pain.  Certainly the pain of dismemberment, but also the pain of a needle in the heart, and injection, which results in the baby’s cardiac arrest.

Within H.R. 3803, Congress would declare that at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, an unborn child has the capacity to experience pain.  The bill would prohibit abortions within the District of Columbia after that time.  National Right to Life President Carol Tobias reports that “the bill is coming under fierce attack from pro-abortion forces and in the liberal news media.  Congressman Franks is also being made the target of harsh personal attacks.”

This bill presents a strong opportunity to shut down late-term abortion in yet another part of the country where the District of Columbia would join Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, Alabama and Oklahoma, states which have already passed similar laws.   It is also an excellent opportunity to educate the public on the humanity of the unborn child and her ability to experience the pain of abortion.

 

Scientific Advances Provide Dramatic Knowledge of Baby in the Womb

By Mary Spaulding Balch, State Legislative Counsel, National Right to Life


Today’s scientific understanding of the unborn child is far beyond what it was in 1973 when the United States Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Thirty-nine years ago, the unborn child virtually did not exist in medicine. But over those decades, medical science has exponentially expanded our knowledge about and understanding of the unborn child’s development.

For example, it wasn’t until the late 1970s when ultrasound made it possible to see the unborn child that the eyes of many were opened and the concept of the unborn child as a patient was born. It was the beginning of a sub-specialty that we know today as fetal medicine.

It is amazing how far prenatal medicine has come in such a short time. For instance, the ever increasing development of ultrasound has allowed doctors to see smaller and smaller details of the unborn child’s anatomy, and enabled physicians to perform surgery on unborn children.

1981  marked the year of the world’s first open fetal surgery, performed at the University of California. Once highly experimental, surgery on unborn children is now a frequent occurrence at several hospitals around the country.

Due to the ever-increasing resort to fetal surgery, physicians were able to observe unborn children experiencing pain during the surgery. This led them to study the pain of the unborn child. Subsequently they began to recommend that anesthesia be administrated when the unborn child has achieved 20 weeks of development, which is at about the start of the sixth month.

Because of this new interest, there is now substantial medical evidence which demonstrates that pain receptors (nociceptors) are present throughout the unborn child’s entire body and that nerves link these receptors to the brain’s thalamus and subcortical plate by no later than 20 weeks.

We also know that by eight weeks after fertilization, the unborn child reacts to touch. And that after twenty weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that, if applied to an adult human, would be recognized as painful. For example, you can see the child recoil from the painful stimuli.

As mentioned, we know that fetal anesthesia is administered when surgery is performed on unborn children. As a result there is an associated decrease in stress hormones as compared to the level when painful stimuli are applied without such anesthesia.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will be introduced in several state legislatures this year. If passed in those states, it would protect pain-capable unborn children from being killed by abortion. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is grounded in a moral empathy that resonates loudly with the American people: “You don’t kill unborn children who are capable of feeling pain.”

Five states–Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, Oklahoma and Alabama–have passed this law, and it is now illegal to kill pain-capable unborn children in those states. To date no serious legal challenge has been mounted to any of these laws.

And we know that the law works. The abortionist who did late abortions in Nebraska no longer does them in Nebraska. He was thinking of going to Kansas, but has not set up shop there. Why? Because both those states passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Pro-abortionists forever tell us that pro-lifers want to “take us back.” In fact what makes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act so dangerous to Roe is that it demands precisely the opposite. Rather than freezing our understanding of fetal development at what was available to the U.S. Supreme Court 39 years ago, the bill says, “Come, let’s see what we know now what we didn’t know then.”

“Let us look into the window to the womb.”


 

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Important Right-to-Life Links

Nightingale Alliance
Wisconsin Right to Life founded the Nightingale Alliance in 2002 and operates its website in partnership with Christian Life Resources. This is the site for important, up-to-date information on assisted suicide and euthanasia worldwide.

Do No Harm
Look to Do No Harm for resources and information on adult and embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.

Wisconsin Teens for Life
Learn about student leadership camps, the annual Wisconsin Teens for Life Convention and how you can start your own group. Teens are saving lives all across Wisconsin!

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Helping Wisconsin college students speak out in defense of life through..

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TeenBreaks
TeenBreaks is an outstanding website FOR teens and BY teens - real stories about real issues of all kinds. It's a place to go if you've got problems or just want to know how others feel about things. TeenBreaks includes extensive abortion information, real-life stories and help if you are pregnant. You’ll find numerous personal testimonies from teens – those who have gone through an abortion and those who have not.

Wisconsin Right to Life
Find videos, podcasts, resources and information compiled by Wisconsin's premier right-to-life organization. Our interactive online community has been drawing praise from around the nation. Log in at www.wrtl.org (registration is free) and you’ll have access to our full website where you’ll find information about all the life issues that are important to you.

National Right to Life Committee
National Right to Life’s website provides resources and information on federal right-to-life issues and legislation, compiled by the most esteemed national pro-life organization.

LifeNews
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About Wisconsin Right to Life

Wisconsin Right to Life is the state's premier pro-life organization and represents over one-half million households in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Right to Life believes that each human life is inherently valuable from fertilization until natural death. The mission of Wisconsin Right to Life is "To make euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide, abortion and the destruction of human embryos socially, ethically and legally unacceptable solutions to human problems and to promote positive alternatives to each of these acts."

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