Some Major Victories Exposing Abortion in 2015

In January, 2015, for the first time since 2006, a pro-life Senate majority was sworn into office after hard-fought victories in the 2014 elections. In addition to defending pro-life seats, the following either ousted a pro-abortion incumbent or flipped an open seat that had previously been in pro-abortion hands: : Sens. Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Steve Daines of Montana, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. All of these freshman senators currently hold a 100% voting record with National Right to Life. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed House, got first-ever Senate vote. Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, the historic pro-life bill to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks and older passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 2015 by a vote of 242-184 (with 1 present and 5 not voting). Prior to 2015, when pro-abortion Sen. Harry Reid held the majority leader post, the bill was never even considered in the Senate. On September 22, 2015, 54 senators voted to advance the bill, including 3 Democrats, while 42 voted against. Unfortunately, pro-life lawmakers fell short of the 60 votes required to invoke cloture and advance the bill.   Dismemberment Abortion Ban enacted in 2 states, introduced in Congress. An innovative new bill, based on model legislation drafted by National Right to Life, was signed into law in Kansas and Oklahoma. The law protects unborn babies from a gruesome abortion method that involves tearing...

Center for Medical Progress & Legal Counsel File Declaration and Opposition Brief to NAF Injunction Against Undercover Videos

Abortion Business Trying to Stop More Planned Parenthood Videos, Calls Pro-Lifers “Racketeers” It’s been since late October that the last shocking expose’ video was released exposing how Planned Parenthood and the remaining abortion industry are selling the body parts of aborted babies. Since then, the Senate has approved legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood… NAF, a trade group for abortion business is attempting to stop the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any more videos and fighting in court to squelch its free speech. In response to the attempt by the National Abortion Federation to censor additional videos, the Life Legal Defense Foundation, a pro-life legal group, filed an opposition brief to NAF’s motion for preliminary injunction against David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress. NAF is suing for an injunction to prevent Daleiden from releasing the recordings and information he obtained at the NAF meetings on the false grounds that he is a “racketeer” who “committed fraud,” “snuck into” their completely secure, private meetings, “stole” NAF information, and repelled them with his constant questions about buying fetal tissue from aborted babies. Life Legal’s opposition brief argues that, on the contrary, NAF welcomed Daleiden and the other investigators as dealers in body parts of aborted babies, that he conducted his investigation legally, and that the public has a right to know what Daleiden uncovered at the NAF meetings. Daleiden’s declaration, filed with the opposition brief, gives a very different version of events than NAF has provided — and includes the evidence to back it up. He says that two of his investigators, posing as employees of BioMax, met...