[[^^name^^||Friend of Life]] - Contact your legislators TODAY in support of State Abortion Regulations and Federal Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Action Alert: 

  • Contact your TX Senator Today to Urge Support of SB 5 Pro-Life Omnibus Bill
  • Contact your US Representative Today to Urge Support of HR 1797
Urge Your TX State Senator in Austin to Support SB 5 TODAY
Governor Perry has added abortion regulation to the special session call, giving us a great opportunity to pass some of the critical bills that the Texas Catholic Conference, on behalf of the Texas Bishops, supported during legislative session.  "On behalf of our congregations across the state, the Catholic bishops deeply appreciate Governor Perry's working with us to defend innocent human life and to protect the unborn," the TCC said in a statement. 
There are a number of individual bills filed, and one omnibus bill that includes most of the major measures that the Texas Catholic Conference has been supporting:  Senate Bill 5House Bill 60.  This bill raises the health and safety standards for abortion facilities and providers.  It requires abortionists to have local hospital admitting privileges and requires facilities to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers.  The bill also requires physicians prescribing RU-486 to follow FDA guidelines, including examining the mother and determining the gestational age of the baby.  It prohibits abortions after the baby has reached 20 weeks of gestation.  The Texas Catholic Conference supports this bill to provide more protection for the health and safety of women and unborn children.

Please immediately urge your Texas state senator to support Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) to increase protections for women and unborn babies at abortion facilities.  The full Senate is slated to consider this bill tomorrow, June 18.  Your call or email is urgently needed todayBelieve us – it makes a difference!!  Don't know who represents you?  Click here.


Phone:  "Hello, my name is  (name). I live at  (address). Please ask Senator __________ to support Senate Bill 5. Thank you."


Dear Senator _________:

I urge you to support Senate Bill 5 to increase protections for women and unborn babies at abortion facilities in Texas. Thank you.

Your name and address

Urge Your U.S. Representative in DC to Support HR 1797 TODAY
It is anticipated that the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) will be considered on the House floor as early as June 18.  Please urge your U.S. Representative today to oppose all weakening amendments and to support the bill.
Because there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, this measure asserts a compelling governmental interest in protecting unborn children from this stage.  H.R. 1797 makes it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater.  (More info)

Recommended Actions:

Suggested Message: “Please support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) and oppose all weakening amendments. This bill represents a common-sense reform of abortion policy.”

*Please Note:  The CPLC is devoted to the end of all abortions without exception.  While the federal and state legislation described above are not complete abortion bans, they represent incremental steps on a national and state level to reduce the instances of abortion and increase the protection of women.  We therefore join the U.S. and Texas Bishops in support of these measures.  See Evangelium Vitae 73.

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