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WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) urged his colleagues Tuesday to defeat H.R. 3471, more accurately called the “Abortion On Demand Act.”
The bill eliminates virtually all federal and state laws limiting abortion. Most notably, it would legalize late-term abortion and telemedicine bans, along with common-sense safety regulations pertaining to abortion clinics, ultrasounds, and waiting periods.
WASHINGTON- The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby, run by religious people, cannot be forced by the government to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Essentially, this decision extends the protections of the Religious Freedom of Restoration Act to for-profit corporations, including Hobby Lobby, Mardel, and Conestoga.
Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) released the following statement on today’s decision regarding Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:
WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court Thursday reversed the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s decision to uphold Massachusetts’ selective exclusion law, which requires a thirty-five-foot buffer zone around all abortion clinics in that state. The case is McCullen v. Coakley.
Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) released the following statement on this decision:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) released the following statement Wednesday:
I first want to thank Eric Cantor for his service as a congressman and Majority Leader. He is one of the kindest and brightest Members here and it is a privilege to work with him.
I also want to congratulate Dave Brat and grassroots conservatives for this resounding victory. You are leading the fight to restore our constitutional Republic.
WASHINGTON—Recently, Congressman Stockman co-sponsored H.R. 4698, the “Every Child is a Blessing Act.” This bill was introduced by Congressman Palazzo on May 21st and was subsequently referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
This legislation seeks to curb “wrongful birth” or “wrongful life” lawsuits, which claim children with disabilities should be aborted. Essentially, these lawsuits claim defendants were unable to take actions to abort their unborn children and thus should be compensated.
WASHINGTON—Last week, Congressman Stockman signed onto Congressman Franks’ “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” letter addressed to Senator Harry Reid (R-NV).
“Instead of blocking this bill, Senator Reid should let it come up for a vote. It is a common sense bill that will protect women from the horrific physiological, psychological, and emotional impacts of late-term abortion,” said Congressman Stockman. “It will also give their unborn children the equal opportunity to live, a right we all have. Their right to life needs to be protected.”
The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
H-232, the Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Speaker Boehner,
As a coalition of organizations dedicated to protecting unborn children and advancing religious liberty, we urge you to include the provisions of H.R. 940 protecting conscience rights, as well as language that addresses the abortion funding and conscience problems posed by the Affordable Care Act, in the continuing resolution or on legislation addressing the debt ceiling.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) will announce Friday the introduction of a Sanctity of Life Act in a noon event at the House Triangle.
“Government has one responsibility and that is to protect the individual right to life and property. The right to life is the most basic and inalienable of all human rights and decades of scientific progress continue to prove life begins at conception,” said Stockman. “Passage of a Sanctity of Life Act would be a landmark achievement for civil and human rights in the United States.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman released the following statement Monday afternoon:
A court has formally declared what people with consciences have long known. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is a murderer.
Gosnell killed his adult patient, and an unknown number of children both pre-born and born alive. The courts call it murder. Democrats call it “health care.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman Wednesday urged Southeast Texans to join him and his staff in 40 days of prayer to end abortions at the “Whole Woman’s Health” facility in Beaumont, Texas.