Legislative Updates

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Federal Legislative Updates:


Senate passes Child Custody Protection Act

Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) issued a plea to its members to call upon their Senators to pass the Child Custody Protection Act. The Child Custody Protect Act passed the House over a year ago by a vote of 270 to 157 with over 50 Democrats supporting the measure. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 65-34 with numerous Democrats supporting the common sense legislation.

To read more about this legislation and to see a list of Democrats who helped it to pass, click here


Cord Blood Bill passes both U.S. House and Senate

Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) called upon you to urge your Senators to bring the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act for a vote, and the Senate has voted and passed the bill! DFLA applauded the US House of Representatives for the passage of HR 2520, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act, in a lopsided 413-0 legislative victory. This vote comes after the Senate passed the same bill on Friday. The bill now goes to President Bush for his signature. The bill provides a medically-proven and life-affirming alternative to embryonic stem cell research.

To read more about this legislation, click here

To see the press release from DFLA regarding this important victory, click here

To see a list of Congressional Representatives that signed a letter encouraging the Senate to act on this bill,click here

All but one member of the House voted to pass the bill. See a list of Democrats who co-sponsored this legislation click here

House passes first component of 95-10 Initiative as part of Department of Justice Appropriations

See more about Rep. Ryan's amendment to protect women and children from domestic abuse click here

House defeats amendment that would allow abortions in military facilities overseas

See list of Democrats who helped defeat this amendment here

Despite pro-life opposition, House approves federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

See list of Democrats who opposed embryonic stem cell research here
read the speeches of pro-life Democrats arguing against passage of HR 810 here


House passes abortion restrictions for minors

Read more here
See list of Democrats who supported this bill here