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The House of Representatives recently passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the measure has been introduced in the Senate as S.1922. On October 17, Cardinal Dolan called on the Senate to support and request a vote on this life-saving legislation which will protect pre-born children and their mothers from the horrors of late abortion. Please join the effort to urge the Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1922) which reflects what a consensus of Americans believe about abortion.  



Assisted-Suicide:  On September 27th, a bipartisan group of 10 congressmen introduced a landmark Sense of Congress bill outlining the dangers of assisted suicide public policy. House Concurrent Resolution 80: “Expressing the sense of the Congress that assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of the health care system.” The bill goes on to enumerate the many nuanced dangers assisted suicide laws pose to people with terminal illness, disability, experience of depression, economic disadvantage and our elders. Very little has been discussed on this critical issue at the national level in the last 20 years.  Cardinal Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Bishop Dewane, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development have expressed their strong support for H. Con. Res. 80, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that assisted suicide is a “deadly, discriminatory and non-compassionate practice.” You can read the full text of their letter here(link is external). Please join your voice to theirs and urge your Representative to support the resolution which calls on the Federal Government to reject assisted suicide and to ensure that every person facing death has access to the best quality and comprehensive medical and palliative health care.