Friday Five: Born Alive Bill Edition

Welcome to the Friday Five! Every Friday we share our top five articles, stories, and quotes for you to read and share with your friends and church families.

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1. WRAL: NC House & Senate updates on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

"Social conservatives aligned with North Carolina Republicans won more political clashes over abortion on Thursday, as committees approved legislation addressing newborn care should the procedure result in a live birth.

Identical House and Senate bills, one of which could receive a floor vote as soon as next week, require physicians and nurses to care for children born alive after the procedure. They could face a felony and active prison time if they don't, along with potentially $250,000 fines and other monetary damages.

The legislation is designed so that babies born alive 'whether it be through an abortion or through the actual childbirth, that they are treated the same, with the same care that any medical person would give to a naturally born baby,' Rep. Pat McElraft, a Carteret County Republican, told the House Health Committee."

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2. TAKE ACTION: Contact your state representatives to support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

🚨 Urgent: Tell your State Rep to Oppose Infanticide in NC.

We urgently need you to contact your state Representative and Senator and encourage them to support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. SB359 and HB602 are common-sense legislation introduced by Sen. Krawiec, Hise & Harrington, and Rep. McElraft, Conrad, Stevens & Hurley, that is all about preventing infanticide.

We beg you to take a minute to use our click to contact form to CONTACT your representatives and ask them to OPPOSE infanticide and PROTECT babies born alive during abortions by VOTING FOR the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (SB359 & HB602).

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3. TAKE ACTION: Get educated about the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

If there is anything that all representatives and all North Carolinians should agree on—regardless of their political party or political convictions—it is that infanticide is wrong. That's an undeniable starting point for any moral and just society. We should all be able to agree that, once born, all children deserve protection.

Any so-called “right to abortion” does not extend to children born alive in the course of an attempted abortion. A “right to an abortion” should not translate to a right to a dead child no matter what. If a child survives an abortion, he or she should be treated with the same degree of medical concern and attention as any other child born prematurely at the same stage of development.

Click here to learn more about the bill, or click here to learn about whether abortion survivors are a myth made up by pro-life politicians.

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4. TAKE ACTION: Attend the General Assembly in support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

We need pro-lifers to show up at the General Assembly on Monday at 3:30pm for the House Rules Committee in room 1288/1327 in the Legislative Building, and for the Senate Session at 7:00pm. 

The bill will get votes during both of those timeframes, and we need as many of you to show up as possible!

Click here for directions.

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5. THE BLAZE: Abortion clinic director mocks NC anti-infanticide bill, questions why newborns should be considered legal persons

"An abortion clinic director mocked a piece of state-level pro-life legislation being considered in North Carolina, and questioned why the survivors of botched abortions should be considered legal persons under state law.

In the tweet published Wednesday afternoon, Calla Hayes mocked the pro-life bill, arguing that, because infants under 30 days old cannot be added to wills in North Carolina, they shouldn't qualify as legal persons under a proposed anti-infanticide law."

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WEEKLY PRAYER: LIBERTY

LORD, you are the giver of life and liberty. You are the One in whom we find true freedom. We pray with the deepest of gratitude, because you've broken our chains of depravity, and have gifted us a freedom born in love and service.

LORD, may we not take our liberties lightly. Even today, our brothers and sisters all across the globe experience physical, emotional, and social torture because they rightly cry out: "JESUS IS LORD!" Every day, our brethren across the globe experience persecution, and this has been a shared story of the church since its inception. Be with our brothers and sisters all across the world who suffer for crying out alongside us, "Jesus is LORD!" Grant them the fullness and power of your Spirit.

Finally, LORD we ask you to give babies—born and unborn—the freedom to live! To be cared for and treated with dignity and respect, so that they may live the lives You created them for.

“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)


Amen

 

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