AL Senate Passed SB363 Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act in Alabama, Now needs Final Floor Vote in House of Representatives
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Thank you for all you do for life, Cheryl Ciamarra Life Legislative Director
Only 2 Legislative Days left in 2016 Regular Session.
The 2016 Legislative Session has had many prolife bills put forward including Dismemberment Ban, Ultrasound Right to View, Heartbeat Bill banning Abortions after the human heartbeat can be detected , ban om licensing abortuaries within 2,000 feet of public K-12 schools and a constitutional amendment to define human life beginning at fertilization. Ban on Assisted Suicide got out of committee but no vote on House Floor. The BEST chance for pro-life legislation becoming law this year is SB363 Banning Dismemberment Abortions which has already passed the Senate and House committees but needs one more vote on the Floor by the full House. Sponsored by Rep. Mac Butler and Sen. Phil Willaims.
BE EFFECTIVE: HOW TO MAKE YOUR CONTACTS TO ALABAMA LAWMAKERS COUNT
In your own words, you need to express in a brief manner your support for this legislation and that these bills move forward as soon as possible. Please be courteous, but direct in your communications. Thank the elected officials for their commitment to life and for their support of pro-life legislation.
SECOND, FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR. Click on Alabama State Senators & RepresentativesOn the left bottom of this page, enter your zip code plus four and click on the "Find My Legislator" button below the zip code box.
THIRD, YOU MUST ASK FOR YOUR SENATOR OR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE when you reach switchboards. No tally or record will be made of your call unless you leave a message for a specific person in the House or your call is forwarded to their secretary in the Senate.
Alabama Senate Switchboard – (334) 242-7800 Alabama House of Representatives Switchboard – (334) 242-7600.
REMEMBER: ASK FOR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE BY NAME!
FOURTH, UNDERSTAND HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW SO YOU CAN HELP PUSH IT ALONG
HB48 Adoption Tax Credit sponsored by Rep. Paul Lee Allows a $1,000 AL tax deduction in the year a couple adopts a child in Alabama. Status: Step 8 - Passed the House and is currently in the Senate Health Committee
HB 492 Healthcare Rights of Conscience Protection sponsored by Rep. Arnold Mooney Allows workers to refuse to participate in ending innocent human life through abortion, human cloning and stem cell research passed the AL Health Committee only.
HB490 Heartbeat Bill sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins Banning abortions when the heartbeat is present
THE ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE PROCESS STEPS 1 THROUGH 15
In the Alabama Legislative Process, bills can only become law if it passes BOTH chambers, House and Senate, AND is signed by the Governor. 1. First Reading The bill has been introduced/read in a house of origin, Senate or House, and assigned to a committee. Since our bills are designed to SAVE LIVES they are assigned generally to the HEALTH COMMITTEE, or judiciary committees
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CALL YOU CAN MAKE! 2. In Committee VERY IMPORTANT: While a bill is in committee, you can ask/email/call the sponsor to request the chairman to put the bill on the committee calendar for a vote. The bill must be passed out of committee. 3. Public Hearing A public hearing of a bill gives both sides an opportunity to present witnesses and testimony. Whether or not a public hearing is held is totally up to the discretion of the committee chair. After a public hearing, you have the opportunity to ask/email/call the committee members to vote for the bill. You could also contact the committee chairman, asking him to bring the bill up for a vote. 4. Second Reading & Passed in Committee The bill has been read and passed the vote of the committee members and goes to the Rules Committee. 5. In Rules Committee
To ask for the bill be brought to a vote in the Rules Committee, contact the chairman:
6. Placed on Special Order Calendar If the bill is not placed at the top of this calendar, it will roll over and need to be placed again and again until the bill is brought up for a vote in the chamber presented in - House or Senate.
Email/call members of the chamber the bill is in to help get votes for pro-life legislation.
7. Yes Vote in first Chamber/Sent to second Chamber The bill passes in the Senate or House, whichever it originated, and then must go through the entire process again in the other chamber, House or Senate. 8. First Reading in 2nd Chamber The bill begins again with a First Reading in the second chamber and assignment to a committee. 9. In Committee in 2nd Chamber VERY IMPORTANT: While a bill is in committee, you can ask/email/call the sponsor to request the chairman to put the bill on the committee calendar for a vote. If the sponsor has requested in writing for the bill to come up, then it is at the DISCRETION of the COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN as to when or whether to place on his committee calendar. CALL House Health Committee Chairman Dr. Jim McClendon 1-334-242-7768 ASK to put ProLife Bills on his committee agenda! The bill must be passed out of committee. 10. Public Hearing in 2nd Chamber There may or may not be a hearing in the 2nd Chamber. Again, this is totally up to the discretion of the committee chair. If there is a public hearing, you have the opportunity afterwards to ask/email/call the committee members to vote for the bill and contact the committee chairman, asking him to bring the bill up for a vote. Find the committee chairman by clicking on the bill status. HB223 Womens Health Safety Act and HB739 pro-life bills have not yet even been brought up in the health committee for a public hearing! Call House Health Committee Chairman Dr. Jim McClendon 1-334-242-7768 today ASK for Womens Health Safety and Womens Right to Know Amendment to come for vote! 11. Second Reading & Passed in the 2nd Chamber Committee The bill has been read and passed the vote of the committee members in the second chamber and goes to the Rules Committee. 12. In Rules Committee of 2nd Chamber To ask for the bill be brought to a vote in the Rules Committee, contact the chairman:
13. Placed on Special Order Calendar of 2nd Chamber If the bill is not placed at the top of this calendar, it will roll over and need to be placed again and again until the bill is brought up for a vote in the chamber presented in - House or Senate.
Email/call members of the chamber the bill is in to help get votes for pro-life legislation.
14. Yes Vote in 2nd Chamber/Sent to the Governor The bill awaits signing by the Governor. Please email Governor Robert Bentley by filling out his contact form at or call him at (334) 242-7100. 15. Governor signs the bill and it becomes law! CELEBRATE!
HB57 Alabama's Women's Health Safety Act HAS PASSED and has been SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! YOU HELPED SAVE LIVES!
Senate and House Representative Leaders
Speaker of the House: Mike Hubbard can bring bills up that are on the House floor for a vote. Phone: (334) 242-7660 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chairman of House Rules Committee: Mac McCutchen can place bills on the Special Order Calendar only after they have passed out of committee. Call Jim McClendon 1-334-242-7768 ask him to pass out of Health Committee Phone: (334) 242-7674 Email: email@example.com Lt. Governor: Kay Ivey presides over the Alabama Senate and so can bring bills to the floor for a vote. Phone: (334) 242-7900 Email: Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org President Pro Tempore of the Senate: Del Marsh can bring bills to the floor for a vote. Phone: (334) 242-7877 Email: Fill in his contact form at www.alprotem.com/contact Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee: Jabo Waggoner can place bills on the special order calendar. Phone: (334) 242-7892 Email: email@example.com
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The Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade basically said that they could not determine when an preborn became a human being or a person - ignoring evidence of biological and sociological sciences and even our English language. And so they stripped the preborn's right to life.
The Supreme Court decision in Doe v Bolton basically legalized abortion through all stages of pregnancy, including grueling partial birth abortion - all on the basis of "mother's health" - interpreted freely to include the inconvenience of the mother!
The Laws Are Simply Not In Place To Protect Us
Pro-Life Quote by Thomas Jefferson
"The first and only legitimate object of good government is the care of human life, not its destruction." - Thomas Jefferson to the Citizens of Washington County, Maryland, March 3, 1809
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