National Right to Life Committee

[i]The National Right to Life Committee ([url=http://nrlc.org]NRLC[/url]), the federation of 50 state right-to-life organizations and more than 3,000 local chapters nationwide, is the nation's largest pro-life group. National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.[/i]

Most Recent Articles by National Right to Life Committee:

National Right To Life gets out the Pro-Life Vote

Nov 5, 2014 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON –Through the work of the National Right to Life Political Action Committee and the National Right to Life Victory Fund, the right-to-life movement scored big gains in yesterday’s mid-term elections. National Right to Life’s political committees were actively involved in 74 races. As of this morning, 53 (72%) of the pro-life candidates in those races prevailed, including pro-life Senate candidates in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Two of the Senate races in which National Right to Life was actively involved are still outstanding. In Alaska, pro-life Dan Sullivan has what appears to be an insurmountable lead over pro-abortion Sen. Mark Begich, and in Louisiana, pro-life Rep. Bill Cassidy is considered the frontrunner in a December run-off election against pro-abortion incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Right-To-Life Activists Stand For Life in Louisville

Jun 26, 2014 — National Right to Life Committee

LOUISVILLE, KY – As the 44th Annual National Right to Life Convention kicks off in Louisville’s historic Galt House, the mood among the diverse group of right-to-life activists is infectiously energetic. First held in Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, in 1971, the annual National Right to Life Convention brings together grassroots leaders of the right-to-life movement to exchange ideas, share information, learn from leading experts, and join together in the common goal of restoring legal protection for all innocent human life.

The Great Debate: Biden-Ryan Versus Obama on Abortion Policy

Oct 10, 2012 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – In recent days, the ACLU and other pro-abortion advocacy groups have been running e-mail campaigns to urge the exploration of abortion-related policy issues during the October 11 debate between Vice President Joseph Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.

Fight for conscience rights to continue in House, courts, and ballot box

Mar 1, 2012 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the national federation of state right-to-life organizations, said today that it would continue to challenge the Obama Administration’s authority to mandate that virtually all employers pay for services they regard as morally objectionable, both in Congress and through political action.

NRLC urges repeal of Obama health law’s independent payment advisory board

Feb 28, 2012 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Right to Life Committee, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, called for quick approval of a bill that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board established by the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”). The Medicare Decisions Accountability Act (HR 452), which is sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and 226 co-sponsors, is scheduled for consideration at tomorrow’s meeting of the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Obama Scam Paves Way for Abortion Mandate

Feb 10, 2012 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON—In response to criticism of its recent regulation requiring coverage of FDA-approved birth control drugs and devices, the White House today announced a purported “compromise” under which insurance plans will be required to provide the coverage in all plans, without charging anything additional for it.

Georgia Supreme Court strikes assisted suicide law

Feb 6, 2012 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – Citing a violation of First Amendment Rights, the Georgia State Supreme Court today struck the state’s 1994 law which classified as a felony anyone who “publicly advertises, offers or holds himself out as offering that he or she will intentionally and actively assist another person in the commission of suicide and commits any overt act to further that purpose.” The decision leaves Georgia with no protections against assisting suicide.

Law protecting unborn children capable of feeling pain in Idaho

Aug 31, 2011 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – An Idaho law protecting unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion has been challenged in the U.S. District Court for Idaho. A hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order is scheduled in federal district court for September 8. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed by the Idaho state legislature by overwhelming majorities earlier this spring. In passing the law, the legislature determined that there is substantial medical evidence concluding that unborn children are capable of experiencing pain and that the state has a compelling state interest in protecting these pain-capable children.

“Unborn children recoil from painful stimuli, their stress hormones increase when they are subjected to any painful stimuli, and they require anesthesia for fetal surgery,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). “We are confident that the Supreme Court will ultimately agree and will recognize the right of the state to protect these children from the excruciatingly painful death of abortion.”

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act becomes law in Alabama

Jun 16, 2011 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In signing the law, Governor Bentley remarked, “I believe that life begins at conception and I signed this bill to further commit my promise to protect the life of an unborn child.” The state legislature last week passed the measure which protects from abortion the unborn child capable of feeling pain Alabama becomes the fifth state to enact the protective law.

“We commend Governor Bentley for quickly signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act making Alabama the fifth state to recognize the compelling interest the state has in protecting unborn children capable of feeling pain,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).  “We are encouraged by the growing trend to enact the model Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and other pro-life laws that protect unborn children and help their mothers.”

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR TO PARENTS:  You have no rights if your daughter is pregnant

Jun 16, 2011 — National Right to Life Committee

WASHINGTON – The New Hampshire Parental Notification Bill, which was passed earlier this year by large majorities in the state’s legislature was vetoed yesterday by pro-abortion Governor John Lynch.  The legislation, which would have required that abortionists give written notice to at least one parent or guardian of a minor girl 48 hours prior to performing an abortion.  The bill passed the New Hampshire state House of Representatives in March, 256-102; and in the state Senate May 25, 17-7.

“Governor Lynch’s veto says to New Hampshire’s parents: if your minor daughter is pregnant, you have no rights,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., National Right to Life director of state legislation.  “When a minor girl is the victim of abuse by an adult male predator and becomes pregnant, that is the time she needs her parents the most.  What Governor Lynch wants is to have a secret abortion performed on the minor girl and send her back to the abusive situation.  This is a totally irresponsible decision which can only give comfort to pedophiles.”