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National Right to Life Applauds IPAB Repeal


WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today applauded congressional repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The repeal of the bureaucratic body created by Obamacare was included in the broader appropriations measure, which passed the U.S. House and U.S. […]

Senate Majority votes on nationwide protections for pain-capable unborn children; falling short of 60 votes


WASHINGTON – A majority of the U.S. Senate today voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311), but on a near party-line vote, a minority blocked consideration of the bill. Fifty-one senators (forty-eight Republicans and three Democrats) voted to take the bill up for debate, but 60 votes were required. This bill […]

National Right to Life Applauds Passage of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act


WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, today applauded a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during abortion. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712) passed 241-183. All Republicans voted for final passage, but only six […]

National Right to Life Report: State of Abortion in the United States


WASHINGTON –The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today released The State of Abortion in the United States, 2018. In addition to summarizing key legislative developments in the states and at the federal level, the fifth annual report also analyzes data on […]

National Right to Life Applauds Trump/HHS Announcement on Religious Liberty; Abortion-Covering Health Plans


WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released a bulletin through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reiterating that qualified health plan issuers must segregate collected premiums to pay for abortion coverage; that enrollees be informed if abortions are covered by a qualified health plan; and that HHS intends […]

National Right to Life Praises U.S. House Passage of Legislation to Protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children


WASHINGTON – With the support of a vast majority of House Republicans, and due to the pro-life dedication of the House Republican leadership, the U.S House of Representatives today passed landmark legislation, 237-189, to extend federal protections to unborn children who have reached 20 weeks fetal age, and those who are born alive during late abortions. […]

National Right to Life Urges Passage of Bill to Protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children


WASHINGTON – At a press conference led by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), National Right to Life, the federation of state right-to-life organizations and over 3,000 local chapters, urged members of Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). Rep. McCarthy announced that the U.S. House would soon take up consideration […]

National Right to Life Applauds U.S. Senate Vote to Advance Effort to Overturn Abortion-Expanding Obamacare


WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted 51-50 to proceed to begin debating on repealing major provisions of Obamacare, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. Two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), joined with all Senate Democrats in voting against the motion to proceed. National Right to Life […]

National Right to Life Mourns the Death of Charlie Gard


WASHINGTON – National Right to Life today joined a chorus of organizations and people mourning the death of Charlie Gard, the British boy at the center of a worldwide euthanasia debate. Connie Yates and Chris Gard, the parents of Charlie Gard, announced via social media today that “our beautiful boy” is gone after his life […]