HB24 Rep. Rich Wingo/SB145 Sen. Bill Hightower
HB95 Rep. Arnold Mooney/SB185 Sen. Paul Sanford
HB98 Rep. Matt Fridy
Great news! All three of the pro-life bills that Eagle Forum of Alabama is promoting were reported out of the House Health Committee on Feb. 8th, after public hearings on all of them.
HB24 – Adoption by Rep. Rich Wingo (334) 242-7681
This bill would establish the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act. It would prohibit the state from discriminating against child placing agencies on the basis that the provider declines to provide a child placement that conflicts with the religious beliefs of the provider.
HB95 – Conscience by Rep. Arnold Mooney (334) 242-7744
HB96 – Suicide by Rep. Mack Butler (334) 242-7446
We are asking Representatives for a “Pro-life Day” for all three bills to come up in the House. Senate sponsors should be dropping companion bills in the next few days. Please call the numbers listed above, and thank the sponsors and Rep. April Weaver, chairperson of the Health Committee for the completion of this first step. She can be reached at (334) 242-7731.
Act now before the end of the session to ensure pro-life legislative victories! Your voice is needed to protect human life. All you have to do call or e-mail. Your legislators need to hear that you support the pro-legislation below.
<< HB376/SB363 (Butler, House and Willams [Senate]): The Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act would, if enacted, end dismemberment abortions – This bill would stop this barbaric practice and protect babies from the harmful pain when this type takes place.
<<SB205 (Sanford, Senate): Ban on Abortion Clinics 2,000 ft. away from a school. If enacted, this legislation would protect students from being targeted by abortion clinics.
<<HB157 (Mooney, House): Ban on Assisted Suicide outlaws assisted suicide in Alabama. Currently, Alabama has no protection to protect individuals from this practice.
<<HB158 (Wingo) Child Care Provider Inclusion Act protects adoption agencies from being closed by unfair government license requirements which violate the First Amendment.
Please find your legislators and let them know of your support for these important pieces of legislation and your support of pro-life efforts. Remember to be polite but passionate in your request for their support.
First step – Please call your Representative and Senator. Tell them you are their constituent and ask them if they are sponsoring any of the above bills. Thank them if they are a sponsor. Go to Eagle Forum of Alabama’s website to find your legislators at http://alabamaeagle.org/find-your-legislators.
Second step – Please call the leadership. Ask Senate and House leadership to support these pro-life measures.
Speaker Mike Hubbard: 334-242-7668
Pro Tem of the House, Rep. Victor Gaston: 334-242-7663
Pro Tem of the Senate, Del Marsh: 334-242-7877 (Montgomery)
Senate Rules Committee Chairman, Jabo Waggoner: 334-242-7892 (Montgomery) (Thank Jabo for his support of Dismemberment Bill).
If you have further questions on pro-life legislation this session, please contact Eagle Forum of Alabama at (205) 879-7096.
Join the largest national protest of Planned Parenthood this country has ever seen!
By now, you’ve most likely seen the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors callously discussing how to dismember aborted babies and sell their body parts for profit.
No one needs Planned Parenthood.
Not in our nation.
Not in our state and federal budgets.
And certainly not in our city of Birmingham.
That’s why you are invited to join Alabama citizens of compassion and conscience for the National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood!
This protest will be one of HUNDREDS of events coast-to-coast on October 10, in cooperation with a coalition of more than 40 pro-life groups. It will be the largest national protest of Planned Parenthood this country has ever seen. You don’t want to miss it!
Mark your calendar and bring your friends — especially those who haven’t been out on the front lines like this before. Let’s be the truth tellers in this nation!
We may never have a better opportunity to strip Planned Parenthood of their massive $500 million taxpayer subsidy and expose the truth about this corrupt organization. Plan to attend today.
Bishop Emeritus David Foley
Diocese of Birmingham
Her Choice Birmingham
Abortion Recovery Alabama, with Mitch Kelley leading songs of worship.
Please forward this invite to all of your friends!
For more information on the national event, visit www.protestpp.com.
|“Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
July 24, 2015
Official Press Release from Eagle Forum of Alabama
Deborah Garrett, Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama
“It is critical that the State of Alabama immediately open an investigation into Planned Parenthood in light of recent and past discoveries about the disturbing practices of this organization. Our state leaders at all levels of government should call for immediate defunding of this organization. Selling human tissue and body parts of aborted babies is a clear human rights violation. It is in violation of federal law, Alabama State law, and public policy. Without an investigation into the Planned Parenthood’s practices and the money trail behind these black market sales, they will continue. At this time we have no idea how many women in Alabama were directly impacted by this horrible practice and how this impacted the abortion procedures carried out in the Planned Parenthood Clinics in Alabama. The women who were directly impacted by this practice have a right to know how their services were negatively impacted and their bodies were used for illegal profit. The taxpayers of the State of Alabama have a right to know how much of their Federal tax dollars are going to support illegal black market sales of human body parts. Without human rights we have no others rights. The time to act is now.”
Fresh off spring break, Alabama legislators will jump right in with a committee meeting on the charter school bill(HB541) in House W&ME. The committee will also look at a proposed fix to the PACT program (HB603). On Wednesday, the House Health Committee will have public hearings on the Healthcare Rights of Conscience Act (HB375), Healthcare Compact legislation (HB43), and an opt-out of abortion coverage by state run exchanges (HB112). Don’t forget to let your legislator know where you stand on these important pieces of legislation!
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a budget yesterday that eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood. The Daily Caller reports:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, signed a state budget Sunday that cut spending on education and health clinics, including Planned Parenthood centers, reported National Journal.
Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin denounced the budget. The group, which runs 27 centers statewide, says that services like cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and birth control will be cut back. Conservatives have targeted the group because it also provides abortion services.
Julaine Appling of the organization Wisconsin Family Action said, “If organizations want to do that, we’re not saying they don’t have the right to do that under the law. While we disagree with abortions entirely, they do have that right … [But] we don’t have to use taxpayer money to do that.” Read More
Wisconsin is the fourth state to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, following Kansas, North Carolina and Indiana. Unfortunately, a U.S. District Judge in Indiana has halted enforcement of their law.
Planned Parenthood funding is also under fire on the federal level. Back in February, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a budget amendment to cut funding to the organization. The Senate, still under Democrat control, has not yet followed suit. Stories like this clearly demonstrate why funding to the organization should be cut.
On the Senate side…
SB196–Sen. Paul Bussman’s Shared Parenting bill: Changes the custodial presumption in child custody cases from 80%/20% to 50%/50%
HB58–Rep. Mike Ball’s Ethics Disclosure Requirements: Requires public officials/candidates and spouses of public officials/candidates to disclose if they are employed by the state or federal government or have a contract with the state or federal government.
HB64–Rep. Kurt Wallace’s Secret Ballot Protection Act: Constitutional amendment protecting the right to a secret ballot in employee representation.
SB46–Sen. Cam Ward’s Health Care Rights of Conscience Act: This legislation will provide a conscience exception for health care providers and pharmacists who believe in the sanctity of life and choose not to perform procedures or provide medication that do not comply with that belief.
SB310–Sen. Trip Pittman’s Teacher Tenure Law and Fair Dismissal Act: Reforms the state’s tenure system for teachers in order to improve the quality of education in Alabama.
On the floor:
SB301–Rep. Phil Williams’ pro-life legislation: Redefines person to include all humans from the moment of fertilization.
SB172–Sen. Del Marsh’s legislation to prohibit the use of gas chambers when euthanizing cats or dogs.
SB112–Sen. Arthur Orr’s legislation to remove racist language from the Alabama Constitution of 1901.
SB256–Sen. Scott Beason’s Immigration Reform Legislation–reforming the state immigration laws to provide for enforcement of federal immigration laws.
On the House side…
HB98–Rep. Kerry Rich and Rep. Wayne Johnson’s legislation to impose term limits on legislators in Alabama: Limits to three consecutive full terms in the House and/or Senate.
HB206–Rep. Jack Williams’ legislation to increase the distance campaign materials and candidates can be to a polling location to 300 ft.
HB427–Rep. Paul DeMarco’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights: This legislation will, among other things, amend the Alabama Taxpayer Bill of Rights to conform to the federal Taxpayer Bill of Rights including certain aspects like an “innocent spouse” defense. It will also increase the time period in which a taxpayer has to file an appeal of a preliminary or final assessment.
HB193–Rep. Mike Jones’ legislation to prohibit lawsuits against restaurants for obesity or weight gain.
On the floor:
HB123–Rep. Jay Love: Education Budget for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012
The Senate Health Committee voted to pass the following legislation out of committee:
SB301–Recognizing “life” as beginning at the point of fertilization
SB308–Requiring a doctor to show ultrasound pictures to a pregnant woman before performing an abortion. Called the Right to Know and See Act
SB298–Requiring a doctor to examine a woman both before and after an abortion-inducing drug. Called the Abortion-Inducing Drug Safety Act.
SB202–Prohibiting coverage of abortion by any health care plan offered in Alabama through federal health care legislation.
The House Health Committee will meet on Wednesday morning at 9:00am and will consider the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act (HB178). This legislation gives health care providers, institutions and payers the right to decline to perform services that violate their consciences. Eagle Forum urges Health Committee members to support this legislation.
House Health Committee
Rep. Jim McClendon (Chair) Contact
Rep. Mike Millican (Vice-Chair) Contact
Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (Ranking Minority Member) Contact
Rep. Elaine Beech Contact
Rep. Donnie Chesteen Contact
Rep. Berry Forte Contact
Rep. Laura Hall Contact
Rep. Ed Henry Contact
Rep. Ron Johnson Contact
Rep. John Knight Contact
Rep. Paul Lee Contact
Rep. Becky Nordgren Contact
Rep. James Patterson Contact
Rep. Allen Treadaway Contact
Rep. April Weaver Contact