NCHLA Action Center
Here you will find information regarding action alerts. Also, you can search and find information pertaining to contacting your congressperson.
We hope that this section will help you plan your pro-life activism, and inform you as to what is currently happening in the legislative community.
Current Action Alerts
Religious Liberty Under Attack in the Nation’s Capital (updated on 3/20/2015)
Congress Should Stop DC Council’s “Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act” (RHNDA) and “Human Rights Amendment Act” (HRAA). Our help is needed to stop two dangerous pieces of legislation recently passed by the Council of the District of Columbia and signed by the mayor. These acts, RHNDA and HRAA, are subject to disapproval by Congress. On March 6, 2015 the DC government forwarded these laws to Congress, which has 30 legislative days to pass resolutions of disapproval; after this time other avenues might be able to block the laws’ implementation.
Congress should be urged to block these laws.
Protect Rights of Conscience and Religious Liberty (updated on 2/23/2015)
The Obama Administration’s contraceptive/abortifacient mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to be enforced against nonprofit religious schools, charities and health care providers on January 1, 2014. More recently the state of California started forcing all health insurers in the state to include elective abortions in the health plans they sell. These two problems are addressed by the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R 940). This measure adds a long-overdue conscience clause to the ACA, and strengthens the Weldon amendment that forbids governmental bodies receiving federal Health and Human Services funds from discriminating against those who decline to take part in abortion or abortion coverage.
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (updated on 1/22/2015)
Because there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) asserts a compelling governmental interest in protecting unborn children from this stage. With limited exceptions, the bill makes it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater.
Please Support the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act! (updated on 1/22/2015)
On January 22, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 (H.R. 7). The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act places in permanent law a consistent federal policy restricting the funding and promotion of abortion. The Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act requires qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to inform consumers about their abortion coverage and abortion payments. Focus now turns to the Senate.
42nd Anniversary of Roe (updated on 12/23/2014)
The year 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the U.S. Supreme Court decisions that created a right to abortion. Since these decisions were issued, more than 56 million unborn children have died.
Please send a pro-life message to your Representative and two Senators in Congress, urging them to work to end Roe and Doe as the law of the land.