Hell Freezes Over! Right to Life Chastises Republican Senators who voted against prenatal care against undocumented womenTuesday, April 10th, 2012
A miracle just happened in Nebraska.
Thanks to Lead-Co President of the National Tequila Party Movement– Shirl Mora James for holding some feet to the fire, too. Shirl is a Civil Rights and Immigration lawyer who has been fighting the good fight for undocumented women who want prenatal care.
Now the NEBRASKA RIGHT TO LIFE has finally showed leadership recently by writing 6 Nebraska senators WHO SHOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED!
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO RESTORE PRENATAL CARE To ALL NE BABIES
Date: Tomorrow—Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: State Capitol, Lincoln, NE (West side of the Capitol, 14th St & Lincoln Mall.)
Also 3rd vote on LB-599 will be tomorrow, too!!! Come and joins us in the gallery!!!
See news below:
Nebraska Right to Life sent a letter Monday to six senators who have provided leadership on pro-life bills in the past but who now have come to a divide with the powerful pro-life organization on a bill that would restore prenatal care for babies with undocumented mothers.
Gov. Dave Heineman has promised to veto the bill (LB599), which is expected to get its final reading Wednesday. It provides prenatal coverage to low-income women, many of them undocumented, who lost Medicaid coverage for prenatal care in 2010.
In an open letter, Right to Life executive director Julie Schmit-Albin told Sens. Tony Fulton, Beau McCoy, Pete Pirsch, Lydia Brasch, Chris Langemeier and Dave Bloomfield — all of whom have received the organization’s endorsement in past or present elections — this: “It is sad and alarming that we have come to this point where some of the major pro-life leaders in the Legislature are choosing to put the illegal immigration issue and who pays for what, over the life and health of babies in the womb.”
It is likely, she told them, that past legislative transcripts would show comments from all of them about the “necessity of protecting innocent human life from fertilization on.”
Other senators who have identified themselves as pro-life, and who have voted in favor of the bill in two rounds of debate, also may be conflicted over illegal immigration issues, she said.
“(But) they clearly put the life and health of all unborn children ahead of the immigration issue.”
When, she asked, did it become important to pick and choose which babies deserve prenatal care and which don’t, by virtue of the womb in which they reside?
That is not a consistent pro-life approach, she told them, and asked why they had made their choice.