Dear Virginia Citizen,
It seems like just yesterday the undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress showed Planned Parenthood staff discussing how Planned Parenthood affiliates sell the body parts of aborted children and change abortion procedures to ensure the requested organs remain intact. The videos show the crass treatment of human life as resources to be exploited in the abortion industry.
McAuliffe, Herring, Northam at WDC Woman’s march
This picture of Virginia’s Governor, Attorney General, and Lieutenant Governor wearing Planned Parenthood gear makes it clear this kind of disgusting abuse of little baby boys and girls doesn’t faze them a bit. Their loyalties clearly lie with one of their biggest campaign donors, the for-profit abortion industry.
Back in Richmond, thanks to your prayers and calls, HB 1473, The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was referred to the House Courts of Justice Committee for deliberation. The bill has 37 patrons in the house and 8 patrons in the senate as well as the support of House leadership with both the Speaker and House Majority Leader as well as a candidate for governor and one for lieutenant governor included on the patron list.
Charlotte, John, Del. Dave LaRock and Abby march in 2016 as the big storm drew near
As the battle to pass this law rages, some Republicans are not cooperating. The Governor has called it bad for business and said it will “….hit a wall” if it comes to him. AG Herring, in a Richmond Times Dispatch article, falsely labeled the bill unconstitutional. All this makes the outlook for passage grim, unless… you believe what the Lord says:
In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. Proverbs 21:1
Will you pray that the Lord will turn the hearts of our leaders? And once you have asked the Lord to soften their hearts toward the defenseless babies, would you call them and send them an email message to let them know you prayed for them? It only takes a few minutes.
Here are the people we need you to contact:
Governor McAuliffe: (804) 786-2211
Delegate Dave Albo: (804) 698-1042
The 44th Annual March for Life happens in Washington DC this Friday, January 27th, and is expected to bring pro-life Americans by the hundreds of thousands from all across America. Friends, these compassionate people take days off from work, fly and drive in from many states, and converge in the middle of winter to demand justice and mercy.
All we ask from you is a few minutes of your time. Are you with us?
HB1473 is now waiting for a hearing in the House Courts of Justice Committee where national experts from Susan B. Anthony List, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) and National Right to Life (NRTL) will be available to testify. HB 1473 is modeled after National Right to Life’s legislation passed in 16 other states. Already in 2017, two states have passed Pain Capable bills into law – Kentucky and Ohio.
PS Delegate LaRock is hoping to find bipartisan support of this commonsense life-saving measure and has been sharing information handouts with all his colleagues concerning disability-selection abortions which discriminate against unborn children based on their disabilities and suggests compassionate and life affirming alternatives to abortion in cases of fetal disabilities.