Christian Action League
September 23, 2015
This afternoon the NC Senate Rules Committee passed, HB 297 – End Marketing/Sale Unborn Children Body Parts. This critical pro-life legislation will do two things:
- It codifies language in our state statutes to permanently prevent taxpayer monies from funding Planned Parenthood. Last week the Christian Action League explained in this report, C. General Assembly Passes 2015 Budget: No Lottery Expansion and No Funding for Planned Parenthood, that Planned Parenthood was defunded in the state budget for 2015. This is true. But without a state statute that prohibits the funding of Planned Parenthood the defunding is only a temporary fix that has to be addressed in each budget. HB 297 takes the matter of taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood further with a perpetual exclusion.
- The bill outlaws the sale of baby body parts. A shocking series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress recently revealed that this is a practice of Planned Parenthood. Recently, Dr. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League referred to the practice as “Frankensteinian” and “butcherous.” HB 297 will make such an egregious and barbarous act illegal by stating, “No person shall sell the remains of an unborn child resulting from an abortion, or a miscarriage, or any aborted or miscarried material.” It would make the act a Class I felony.
“We have never had a greater opportunity to save so many lives with one piece of legislation,” said Dr. Creech, “I urge every God fearing, pro-life, believer in Jesus Christ to contact both their Senator and their Representative in the N.C. House. Ask them to approve this legislation. Speak now and save a baby’s life, perhaps the lives of many,” he added.
The full Senate is expected to take up the legislation on the Senate floor as early as tomorrow morning. If it passes there, because the session is nearly ended it is likely to move to the House very fast. Therefore, please waste no time. Take a moment to phone both your state Senator and Representative. If you don’t speak directly with them or their legislative assistant, leave a voice mail, remembering to always show Christian grace in your remarks. It’s very important that you call them because the pro-choice supporters and lobby will likely pound them with criticism and harassments for any support of this legislation. So call right now!!!
To identify who represents you in the N.C. Senate and House, go to WRAL’s Find Your Lawmakers and type in your home address.