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DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE FILES AMICUS BRIEFS ON HHS MANDATE AND ABORTIFACIENTS

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Democrats for Life of America 

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Contact: Kristen Day (202-220-3066) 
March 26, 2013
 
DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE FILES AMICUS BRIEFS ON HHS MANDATE AND ABORTIFACIENTS

 

 

Washington, DC – Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in two federal court cases in support  of the conscience clause of  individuals and organizations who oppose parts of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate  that  requires  individuals to facilitate abortions through their employees’ health insurance coverage.  DFLA argued that private entities, including for-profit businesses, should not be required to cover drugs  when there is reason to believe these drugs may cause abortions of new embryos. Specifically, DFLA cites emergency contraceptives such as Plan B (the “morning after” pill) and Ella (the “seven-day after” pill) that cause the abortion of new embryos.

 

The legal briefs were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth and Third Circuit,  in Newland v Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, respectively. DFLA  argued that the HHS mandate to cover  these drugs violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The HHS mandate is also inconsistent with conscience protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) itself.  An additional signatory of the briefs is former Congressman Bart Stupak, who led the effort to include pro-life provisions in the ACA and who negotiated an Executive Order by President Obama re-affirming that the ACA would continue to protect conscience rights of all Americans and prevent the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions.

 

 

Women Need More Support, Not More Abortions

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FOLLOWING DEATH OF NEW YORK WOMAN FROM LATE TERM ABORTION, DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE URGES WOMEN’S GROUPS TO REJECT CUOMO’S ABORTION EXPANSION BILL
 
Women Need More Support, Not More Abortions
 
 
 
Washington DC -- The death of a New York woman as a result of a late-term abortion at a Maryland facility has sparked an investigation by the Maryland Medical Examiner. According to the Long Island News 12, the 29-year old married kindergarten teacher from New Rochelle, New York died last week after suffering complications from an abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart, a physician who travels the country to perform late-term abortions.
 
 
 
Despite the dangers of third-term abortions in nonsurgical physician-staffed clinics, New York Governor Cuomo has proposed an expansion of this type of abortion, as part of a Women’s Equality bill that addresses human trafficking, violence against women, and equal pay for equal work. The Governor’s 2013-2014 budget eliminates funding to support pregnant women but allows unlimited government money to pay for abortions.
 
 
 
“Women’s advocacy groups should be outraged about the heartbreaking death of this young woman and join us in rejecting Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill while supporting funding to assist pregnant women and new mothers,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life. “The pro-choice groups have completely abandoned their call for safe, legal, and rare with a philosophy of abortion on demand at taxpayer expense. It is bad for women and goes against our democratic values that historically advocate for health and safety protections for all.”
 

Stop Abortion Expansion

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DEMOCRATS URGE CUOMO TO KILL ABORTION EXPANSION BILL AND
RESTORE FUNDING TO SUPPORT PREGNANT WOMEN
New York Women Need More Support, Not More Abortions

Washington DC -  A group of pro-life Democrats are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove the abortion expansion language from the Women

State Senator Klein Wrong

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STATEMENT OF KRISTEN DAY,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA
STATE SENATOR KLEIN NEEDS TO RECONSIDER HIS QUALIFICATIONS FOR BEING A DEMOCRAT

January 31, 2013

Today, we sent a letter to State Senator Klein asking him to refrain from further allegations that Democrats who oppose abortion are not

Donnelly Best Choice for Hoosier Families

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Democrats for Life of America
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DONNELLY BEST CHOICE FOR HOOSIER FAMILIES
STATEMENT OF KRISTEN DAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

"Recent controversy about abortion and rape in this year's campaign show how crucial it is to recognize both that every child is a child of God, and that women facing crisis or unplanned pregnancies need vital social support.

Only one candidate in the Indiana senate race recognizes that fact: Joe Donnelly.

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly has consistently shown compassion for women through his whole-life votes that provide support women during their pregnancies and support new parents with young children. He has voted to ensure that all Hoosiers can have access to well-paying jobs to provide for their families. But, more importantly he advocated for the Pregnant Women Support Act, which provided Indiana with $2 million to assist women facing unplanned or crisis pregnancies.

Joe Donnelly's record shows that he is the true pro-life, pro-women, pro-family candidate in this race."

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Democrats For Life of America advocates and supports programs and policies that respect and promote life from conception to natural death. This includes, but is not limited to, opposition to abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.  Learn more...