S. 1696 “Abortion Without Limit Until Birth Act.”



To: Pro-Life Friends

From: Douglas Johnson, NRLC legislative director
(202) 626-8820, federallegislation@nrlc.org

Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

Re: Advance notice of testimony by NRLC President Carol Tobias before Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This is to advise you that NRLC President Carol Tobias has accepted an invitation to testify before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10 AM EDT. The subject of the hearing is S. 1696, the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act,” a bill that would invalidate nearly all current state and federal limits on abortion. NRLC has dubbed the bill the “Abortion Without Limit Until Birth Act.”

S. 1696 was introduced in November, 2013, with much fanfare from major pro-abortion advocacy groups, who have since featured the bill in fundraising solicitations to their memberships. A story published by National Right to Life News on November 20, 2013, which explains the radical sweep of the bill, is posted here: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/11/pro-abortion-coalition-unveils-sweeping-new-national-abortion-on-demand-legislation-in-congress/#.U8AepCieb4Z

A copy of S. 1696 (PDF format) may be viewed or downloaded here:

S. 1696 is currently sponsored by 35 Democrat senators, including the chief sponsor, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.), who will chair the July 15 hearing. A House companion bill, H.R. 3471, currently has 125 cosponsors, all Democrats.  Always-current lists of cosponsors, arranged by state, are posted on the NRLC Legislative Action Center at

(Senate) http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/bills/?bill=63003456
(House) http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/bills/?bill=63003496

Like most congressional committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee offers video coverage of its hearings, which can be accessed either live or after the fact via the Committee website at http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/
We do not know yet whether the hearing will also be covered by C-SPAN. 

 National Right to Life, 512 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA







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