AUGUST 12, 1998


Showdowns Imminent on PBA & Child
Custody Protection Act, Congress Also to Vote on Campaign "Reform" and Lethal Drug Abust Prevention Act

 


House Passes Shays-Meehan Bill To Restrict Free Speech About Politicians

Rep. John Doolittle (R-Ca.) offered NRLC-backed amendment.

Rep. Tom Delay (R-Tx.) Pro-life Champion of free speech.

By NRLC Federal Legislative Office Staff

WASHINGTON (August 12) - - Over the objections of NRLC and other pro-life and pro-family groups, the House of Representatives has passed a "campaign reform" bill that would place sweeping and unprecedented restrictions on the right of citizen groups, such as NRLC and NRLC affiliates, to disseminate communications to the public that express viewpoints on the positions taken by federal politicians.


Washington, Massachusetts Among States To Hold September Primaries

 

Pro-life Democrat Ray Flynn has solid chance to win a congressional seat from Massachusetts.

By Carol Long Tobias
NRL PAC Director

With a little less than half of the states' primary elections yet to be settled, there still remain important races for pro-lifers. One of the higher profile races will be settled in a September 15 Republican primary in Washington state.


 

From the President

Wanda Franz, Ph.D.

CAMPAIGN "REFORM" GAGS THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

[T]he Shays-Meehan "reform"... is the latest effort by the government class to limit the rights of Americans to petition the government. ...

Shays-Meehan (like McCain-Feingold in the Senate) is built around the conceit that Congress can purge money from politics without limiting the First Amendment right to political speech. ...

The reformers want Americans to participate in politicsexcept during elections.

Editorial,Wall Street Journal, Aug. 5, 1998


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