Attached is an interesting article from the Dakota Beacon about HB 1450 the human life bill that was tabled this last legislative session. http://dakotabeacon.com/entry/willaim_schuh_state_senate_deception_and_the_abortion_of_the_human_life_bil/
It is rare to have a bill tabled and what has North Dakota Right to Life concerned is that it was tabled on a voice vote; later when a roll call vote was taken the majority was in support of the bill. This article explores how, and possible why a minority might have won the voice vote essentially killing the bill without a true up/down vote.
North Dakota Right to Life is still working with legislators and has not come to any official conclusion, but we encourage our members to know as much as they can and to talk to legislators about the bill and if they supported it and how they voted. After reading this article you might also want to talk to Lieutenant Governor Wrigley, and the carrier of the bill, Senator Olafson.
Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley
It is critically important that the devastating impact of the Independent Payment Advisory Board on the right and ability of Americans of all ages to spend their own money as they judge best to preserve their lives and the lives of their family members be made more widely known. It is among the most dangerous rationing provisions of the Obama Health Care Law. We urge its repeal before it is too late.
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A woman saying she is pro-life and was a member of this organization, yelled at me today for not supporting a politician who voted to use federal money for abortions in Washington DC. My side is simple; you cannot force me to pay for abortions and still claim you are pro-life.
We would like to say abortion is not a political issue when we support pro-abortion politicians, but it is simple, when we support abortion with our vote, we support abortion. Democrat or republican, it doesn’t matter. When we give our voice to someone who would use it to murder the unborn then we speak against the sanctity of human life! As long as 3,000-4,000 babies are aborted every day you cannot say some other issue is more important, and still claim to be pro-life.
p.s. if you would like to know more about abortions in DC go to http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/07/district-of-columbia-paid-for-300-abortions-thanks-to-obama-and-democratic-congressional-leaders/
All week Scott Hennen will be interviewing people about past the Jericho march and how it impacted them and about the Jericho march coming up May 7th. He will also be advertising the Jericho March, Monday May 2nd through Saturday May 7 10am:
Please listen and encourage friends and family to listen, and participate in the coming Jericho march.
P.S. I was asked this week “aren’t you afraid that if this clinic closes, that it will just be replaced with a planed parenthood clinic?” I answered, “If we close the clinic then we have the obligation to keep our state abortion free, but if God closes this clinic then we do not need to fear Planed parenthood.”
Pro-life people across the state are angry with Senator Olafson’s handling of HB 1450 and how it was not given an up down vote. Pro-life people across the state are also angry about illegal abortions that took place in Fargo September 30th without Burdick charging the out of state abortionist who performed them. Mostly, pro-life people across the state are angry that for nearly 40 years the equivalent of a rural school of 25 children is aborted every week in North Dakota.
We can blame Sen. Olafson for tabling a bill that he supported less than a day before it came to a vote. Or we can stand up and be counted. We can blame states attorney Burdick for not pressing charges for the murder of unborn babies in Fargo. Or we can speak out against this blatant disregard for the law. We can even blame the Supreme Court for having overturned life protecting laws in 50 states with the Roe decision; but if we don’t do our part then we become complacent with the culture of death.
We cannot and will never become complacent! We are holding a “Jericho March” in Fargo on Saturday May 7th at 10:00 am. We hold educational conferences. We support and help crisis pregnancy centers. Pro-life educational materials are distributed in many ways and at many events. We participate in the “March for Life” in Washington, DC.
If you are among the angry that are tired of the status quo, add your voice to the chorus of discontent. Be at the “Jericho March.” Become involved with us as we continue to fight the culture of death. We are never going to stop; or quit; we will work until there is respect for all life.
NDRL is calling you and all pro-lifers to gather in Fargo for the “Jericho march”. Make a personal commitment to yourself that you are going to be a part of the culture of life grass roots movement. Encourage your friends, family members, relatives and co-workers to be involved.
Call your friends. Make a family commitment to march together. Post “Jericho March” posters in prominent locations. Offer a ride to Fargo to someone who otherwise will be unable to come.
Every act by every individual is important. Your efforts, multiplied by thousands across North Dakota become an unstoppable flood of pro-life success.
North Dakota! We will make you abortion free.