NCHLA Briefing Pages
NCHLA Briefing Pages pull together in one place relevant information and programs related to a particular legislative topic.
A. Project Life and Liberty Campaign. (Last Updated on 1/31/2013)
In this Briefing Page a thubnmail description of the 2013 Project Life and Liberty postcard campaign is presented.
After a statement of the campaign's purpose, the four program materials are described-postcards, educational fliers, instructions, and ads. Direct online links are provided, as are instructions for placing orders.
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B. Conscience Protection Under Attack (Last Updated on 2/24/2012)
A campaign is underway to force Catholic hospitals and other health care institutions to perform or promote abortion. In 2004, Congress passed the Hyde/Weldon Conscience Protection Amendment that prohibits discrimination against health care providers who decline to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.
C. Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act - Updated (Last Updated on 5/11/2007)
For the first time since a right to abortion was created by the Supreme Court in 1973, a federal law limits the performance of abortion. President George W. Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act into law (PL 108-105) on November 5, 2003.
On April 18, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was constitutional.
D. Funding UNFPA – China’s Coercive Population Control Program (Last Updated on 1/11/2005)
Beginning in 1979, China adopted a coercive one-child-per-couple population policy. From the beginning, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been deeply involved in the China program. In 1985, Congress passed the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which authorizes the president to deny U.S. funds to any organization or program that supports or participates in a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization. Under this authority presidents have denied U.S. funds to the UNFPA.
E. Human Cloning Ban (Last Updated on 12/17/2004)
Human cloning dehumanizes human procreation and treats human beings as laboratory products, as nothing more than carriers of traits that others find useful.
The effective and morally acceptable way to prevent human cloning is to ban its use to make new humans in the first place.
F. Morning-After Pill (Last Updated on 7/20/2004)
The FDA is considering a proposal to allow morning-after pills to be sold over-the-counter without a prescription. The morning-after pill in question is called Plan B, a levonorgestrel-only pill that has both contraceptive and abortifacient properties.
G. Unborn Victims of Violence Act (Last Updated on 6/22/2004)
This legislation provides that any person who injures or kills a child in utero during the commission of already defined federal crimes (including those in military law) would be guilty of two separate offenses – harm to the mother and harm to the child. The death penalty would not be imposed. Abortions are excluded.
On April 1, 2004, President George W. Bush signed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act into law (Public Law 108-212).