AUGUST 12, 1998
Showdowns Imminent on PBA & Child
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.
By Carol Long Tobias
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
[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