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BREAKING: Urgent Vote on Abortion

May 5, 2022

Following the leak of the draft Supreme Court opinion that will overrule Roe v. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced he will present a bill THIS WEEK to “legalize” abortion in all 50 states.

We expect this could be a two-part vote, the first for an abortion bill, and when that is filibustered, Sen. Schumer will push a second to eliminate the filibuster rule to bypass the 60 votes usually needed to pass a bill in the Senate. Only 51 votes are required to eliminate the filibuster. I share below who we believe are the key votes to stop this major change.

In the Senate, there are two pro-abortion Republicans and two pro-life Democrats. We cannot have waited 50 years to overturn Roe v. Wade only to have this evil continue because of two Senate votes! This is urgent. Rush your faxes to the U.S. Senate to say NO to abortion. —Mat

Capitol Hill is abuzz. One abortion bill has already passed the House and is waiting in the Senate. With Rule XIV (14), Sen. Schumer can force this or other abortion bills to the floor for a full vote.

Sen. Schumer warned of the following, “First, it is our intention for the Senate to hold a vote on legislation to codify the right to abortion in law. Second, a vote on this legislation is no longer an abstract exercise. This is as urgent and as real as it gets. … The elections this November will have consequences because the rights of a hundred million women are now on the ballot.”

Schumer obviously fears his party will lose control of Congress, and thus he is urgently pushing to pass an abortion bill before the midterm elections.

Sen. Schumer’s abortion bill will result in the continued slaughter of millions of babies. Abortion not only ends a human life, it also hurts women and men. Send your critical faxes to members of the U.S. Senate to block this abortion bill.

There are two pro-abortion Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), who are whining to the media about how they were promised the U.S. Supreme Court would continue Roe v. Wade. We do not know what will happen when they are forced to vote on this bill, as Schumer just promised.

Sen. Murkowski told CBS the leaked ruling “creates a growing need for the Senate to pass the Women's Health Protection Act,” which is the abortion bill. In addition, Sen. Collins stated why she supported Kavanaugh's nomination to the Court was that she “believed he would uphold Roe v. Wade.”

What these senators will do next concerns me. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is the third senator we are watching. She supports abortion but does not want to do away with the filibuster. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) also opposes abortion but does not want to eliminate the filibuster. We need to hold both votes on the filibuster and stop Senators Collins and Murkowski from supporting the abortion bill and then voting to end the filibuster rule.

Our staff can attest to the loud protests happening on Capitol Hill this week. In addition, the abortion lobby has hundreds of millions of dollars to wage this fight—and in a midterm election year. EMILY’s List held a banquet in D.C. on Tuesday night. In 2016, this pro-abortion group gave over 60 million dollars to pro-abortion Democrat candidates.

Our senators are facing an angry, violent mob with nearly unlimited cash. They urgently need to hear from you! Send your faxes to members of the U.S. Senate to block this bloody bill from passing.

There is yet more that concerns me. Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), who says he’s “pro-life,” voted to start debate on a pro-abortion bill, so he has shown a willingness to compromise his pro-life stance to his party’s wishes. In addition, he showed support for doing away with the filibuster.

Right now, there are enough weak senators or senators with cross purposes who can be swayed by an outpouring of voters before these senators make their final decision—especially in light of the upcoming midterms.

I wish nothing more than that the 60 million Americans who were killed by abortion still had their voices, and the ability to send a fax or call their legislators.

But they can’t. They have been permanently silenced. Now we can speak for them. Now we must speak for them.

Our senators need to hear from you, demanding our nation close this bloody chapter of our federal government forcing states to offer abortions. It is up to you and me to speak up for the children. There are millions more Americans whose future lives are at stake.

Make your voice heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill today. Help protect the children by sending your fax to demand the U.S. Senate block this abortion bill.

LC Action’s staff is working late nights and early mornings to keep you updated with the fast-paced events happening in Washington, D.C. We want to make sure you have a powerful way to make your voice heard.

Every day there are new attacks and opportunities to fight for life, freedom and the family. My whole staff knows the lives of children are at stake right now. We hope you will join us by giving your best gift to strengthen our voice against tyranny and help our mission by signing up for recurring monthly donations to help end this bloody chapter of abortion now.

We cannot give up on preborn and future Americans. Their lives depend on our actions now.

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. Stand up for millions of children who deserve the chance to live. Sign the petition to demand the Senate block these abortion bills.



Sources:

MacFarlane, Scott. “GOP Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, Who Support Abortion Rights, Dismayed by Draft Opinion on Roe v. Wade.” CBS News, May 4, 2022. Cbsnews.com/news/roe-v-wade-supreme-court-abortion-access-advocates-susan-collins-lisa-murkowski/.

Reynolds, Molly E. 2019. “What Is the Senate Filibuster, and What Would It Take to Eliminate It?” Brookings Institute. October 15, 2019. Brookings.edu/policy2020/votervital/what-is-the-senate-filibuster-and-what-would-it-take-to-eliminate-it/.

‌Warburton, Moira. “Schumer Says He Is Aiming to Hold Vote next Week on Bill to Codify Abortion Rights.” Edited by Chris Reese. Reuters, May 3, 2022. Reuters.com/world/us/schumer-says-he-is-aiming-hold-vote-next-week-bill-codify-abortion-rights-2022-05-03/.

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