In Pennsylvania's

Saturday, July 30, 2016

FW: Please make a call to stop a dangerous anti-life bill


From: Maria
Sent: ‎7/‎29/‎2016 8:33 AM
To: lifelines@paprolife.org
Subject: Please make a call to stop a dangerous anti-life bill

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

 

Senate Bill 1350, which would repeal our common sense law regulating abortion facilities, has been referred to the Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee. This is a dangerous bill and it must be stopped!

 

Please call and email the following pro-life members of the Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee with this urgent message: "Please oppose Senate Bill 1350, which would repeal our common sense law regulating abortion facilities. This bill poses a danger to the health and safety of Pennsylvania women."

 

Senator Ryan Aument:   (717) 787-4420 raument@pasen.gov

 

Senator Joseph Scarnati: (717) 787-7084 jscarnati@pasen.gov

 

Senator Scott Hutchinson  (717) 787-9684 shutchinson@pasen.gov

 

Senator Bob Mensch  (717) 787-3110  bmensch@pasen.gov

 

Senator Lloyd Smucker  (717) 787-6535 lsmucker@pasen.gov

 

Thank you for making these critical calls and sending these important emails!

 

All the best,

 

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

www.paprolife.org

717-541-0034

 

 

Mike Fitzpatrick: votes & co-sponsorship of note


The 2016 Omnibus spending bill did NOT  include the pro-life ANDA (Abortion Non-Discrimination Act), but passed  the  House &  Senate.
Voted Yea
Voted Yea
As per the USCCB, Support CWPIA (Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act; HR 1299/ S667)
Co-Sponsor
“If passed, the [Maloney] amendments could infringe upon religious liberty of federal contractors, critics say” (CNA / EWTN News, 5/27/16).
Voted Yea
Voted Yea
As per the USCCB, Support FADA (First Amendment Defense Act; HR2802/ S1598)


As per the USCCB, support the Sentencing Reform Act (HR3713).

As per the USCCB, support the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (HR759).

As per the USCCB, support the Second Chance Reauthorization Act (HR3406).


"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart" (Psalm 90: 12).

 "Teach us to number our days aright,that we may gain wisdom of heart" (Psalm 90: 12).


https://www.amazon.com/Takes-Family-Conservatism-Common-Good/dp/193223683X?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_rdp_product

Legal scholar Michelle Alexander has noted the following:
  • "More than two million people found themselves behind bars at the turn of the twenty-first century, and millions more were relegated to the margins...where discrimination in employment, housing, and access to education were perfectly legal, and where they could be denied the right to vote....Ninety percent of those admitted to prison for drug offenses in many states were black or Latino, yet the mass incarceration of communities of color was explained in race-neutral terms" (p. 58).
  • "A criminal record authorizes precisely the forms of discrimination we supposedly left behind-discrimination in employment, housing, education, public benefits, and jury service. Those labeled criminals can even be denied the right to vote" (p. 141).


https://www.amazon.com/Takes-Family-Conservatism-Common-Good/dp/193223683X?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_rdp_product

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urges support for the Sentencing Reform Act (HR3713), the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (HR759) and the Second Chance Reauthorization Act (HR3406).
  • "Together these bills would reduce harsh sentences, incentivize prison rehabilitation, ban shackling of pregnant women in federal custody and expand opportunities for Americans returning home after incarceration.... Inaction will harm children, families and communities across the country. The burden of over-incarceration is felt most intensely by children with parents in prison. Despite their failings, these parents are loved and valued, and are critical to maintaining their children's well-being.  The long absence of mothers and fathers has a lasting impact."

Overall, the USCCB is urging "YES" to the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S304), the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (HR1299/S667), the First Amendment Defense Act (HR2802/S1598), the Russell Amendment, the Sentencing Reform Act (HR3713), the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (HR759) and the Second Chance Reauthorization Act (HR3406), while urging "NO" to "the Separation Wall in the Cremisan Valley."  How is the Pa Delegation responding?

Pa’s Delegation in D.C.
The 2016 Omnibus spending bill did NOT  include ANDA, but passed  the   House and  Senate
As per the USCCB, Support CWPIA (Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act; HR 1299/ S667)
 “If passed, the [Maloney] amendments could infringe upon religious liberty of federal contractors, critics say” (CNA / EWTN News, 5/27/16).
As per the USCCB, Support FADA (First Amend-ment Defense Act; HR2802/ S1598)
1.    Bob Brady (D)
Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


2.    Chaka Fattah (D)
Voted
Yea
----------





3.    Mike Kelly (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

4.    Scott Perry (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea

Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

5.    Glenn Thompson (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

6.    Ryan Costello (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


7.    Pat Meehan  (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


8.    Mike  Fitzpatrick (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Yea
Voted Yea


9.    Bill Shuster (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea

Voted Noe
Voted Noe


10.  Tom Marino  (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

11.  Lou Barletta  (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe


12.  Keith Rothfus (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

13.  Brendan Boyle (D)
Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


14.  Michael Doyle (D)
Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


15.  Charlie Dent  (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


16.  Joseph Pitts   (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


18.  Tim Murphy  (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor









·     Bob Casey (D)
Voted Yea






·     Pat Toomey   (R)
Voted Noe









Pa’s Delegation in D.C.
As per the USCCB, support the Sentencing Reform Act (HR3713).
As per the USCCB, support the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (HR759).
As per the USCCB, support the Second Chance Reauthorization Act (HR3406).
1)    Bob Brady (D)
Co-Sponsor

Co-Sponsor

2)    Chaka Fattah (D)


Co-Sponsor

3)    Mike Kelly (R)




4)    Scott Perry (R)




5)    Glenn Thompson (R)




6)    Ryan Costello (R)




7)    Pat Meehan  (R)




8)    Mike  Fitzpatrick (R)




9)    Bill Shuster (R)




10)  Tom Marino  (R)


Co-Sponsor

11)  Lou Barletta  (R)




12)  Keith Rothfus (R)




13)  Brendan Boyle (D)




14)  Michael Doyle (D)


Co-Sponsor

15)  Charlie Dent  (R)




16)  Joseph Pitts   (R)








18)  Tim Murphy  (R)









·     Bob Casey (D)




·     Pat Toomey   (R)




    • Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for support of positions backed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

State Level


In the News....

  • Pa. Supreme Court lets stand ruling that priest's trial was tainted (EWTN, 7/28/16
  • Kaine: Recognizing Marriage as ‘Between a Man and a Woman’ Creates a ‘Hostile Place’ (cnsnews.com, 7/28/16)
  • Pence: Trump and I will send Roe v. Wade “to the ash heap of history” (LiveActionNews, 7/29/16)
  • "Sadly, our society is tainted by the culture of waste, which is the opposite of the culture of acceptance.  And the victims of the culture of waste are those who are weakest and most frail; and this is indeed cruel.  How beautiful it is instead to see that in this hospital the smallest and most needy are welcomed and cared for....Sometimes families feel alone in providing this care.  What can be done?  From this place, so full of concrete signs of love, I would like to say: Let us multiply the works of the culture of acceptance, works inspired by Christian love, love for Jesus crucified, for the flesh of Christ....I encourage all those who have made the Gospel call to 'visit the sick' a personal life decision: physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, chaplains and volunteers.  May the Lord help you to do your work well, here as in every other hospital in the world. May he reward you by giving you inner peace and a heart always capable of tenderness" (Pope Francis, 7/29/16).

The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

To check U.S. House votes:

To check U.S. Senate votes:

Contacts:

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate

Contacting Our Governor

717 787 2500 or governor@pa.gov.

Contacting Our Bishops