Focus on the Family president Jim Daly reacts to the House passage of H.R. 3755:
In a galling twist of irony, liberal members of the House of Representatives passed last week (on party lines) the “Women’s Health Protection Act” – a tragic piece of legislation designed to guarantee unfettered access to abortion.
In reality, the legislation doesn’t protect anyone – it actually endangers women and ends the lives of innocent children, along with cheapening the sacredness and value of life overall.
Using soft words to describe dark deeds has become the calling card of abortion advocates, who routinely refer to abortion as “healthcare.” It’s simply not true, and saying so however many times they do won’t make truth of a lie.
The apostle Paul had little time for deceivers, admonishing fellow believers in Ephesus to “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them” (5:11).
Prior to its passage, the Catholic Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco attempted to do just that, describing the bill as “nothing short of child sacrifice.”
At this point, the bill is expected to face fierce resistance in the Senate, but we should take no chances and call members urging them to reject this wicked legislation.
Abortion advocates are growing desperate as they see an increasing majority of citizens uncomfortable with abortion, especially later in a pregnancy. A recent Associated Press poll found that 66% of Americans oppose abortion in the second trimester and 81% in the third. Technology is making it harder and harder to ignore the reality that a baby inside a woman’s womb is not simply a blob of tissue but a life.
My friend Dr. Bill Lile, an OBGYN and member of Focus on the Family’s Physicians Resource Council, offered a candid assessment of the legislation passed in the House. Dr. Lile joined us last month in Dallas for See Life ’21. I admire and appreciate his heart for the women he treats and the babies he’s entrusted to help care for.
Dr. Bill often talks about how when he cares for a pregnant woman, he’s actually caring for two patients – the mother and the child. In this video, you’ll hear him talk about the healthcare this bill would render moot – specifically lifesaving care he and pro-life colleagues stand ready to provide.
I welcome your reaction – and please contact your United States senator and urge them to vote no on the “Women’s Health Protection Act.”