They are gaining ground … by jamming legislation through: We need to push back


 

NARAL Pro-Choice America

 

Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Stand with us today and resolve:

We won’t let the anti-choice radicals win.

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision — which granted women the power to control their own reproductive lives and futures.

And while I wish we could simply celebrate today, the fact is that Roe v. Wade was only the start of the fight for our reproductive freedom, not the end.

Will you make a generous donation to NARAL Pro-Choice America? Your support today shows that you understand we must keep fighting.

Because this constitutional right has been under attack for 40 years. And, as I’m sure you know… radical anti-choice politicians are gaining far too much ground in the states.

Just consider these frightening statistics:

  • 87 percent of U.S. counties have no abortion provider…
  • 111 abortion restrictions were enacted in the states in 2011 and 2012 alone…
  • 33 states have laws that subject women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and/or mandatory delays… and
  • 45 states and the District of Columbia have laws subjecting abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals.

Can I count on you to make a contribution right now to help us turn the tide on this dangerous trend?

We’ve been here before. We’ve stood up to extreme anti-choice groups and politicians in the states and won. In Mississippi, we mobilized activists and helped defeat a dangerous “personhood” ballot measure. And in North Dakota, we helped beat a ballot measure that would have allowed a boss to deny basic health-care coverage to his employees… just based on his personal beliefs.

But I need you with us again… because these attacks won’t slow down any time soon.

I need your help today. I need you to make a generous contribution right now. We cannot leave women in states across the country without a voice. You and I must be their voice.

Make your voice heard loud and clear. Help NARAL Pro-Choice America protect and defend choice at all levels of government.

We can’t do this without you. And women in all 50 states? They need you too.

Thank you for all that you do,Sincerely,

Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan

President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

2ND Term Inaug2013


 

 
You and I, as citizens
 
“You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course. You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time — not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.”
 
Our journey is not complete
 
“It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began…”

Inaug2013


The Inauguration of a President
Historians Robert Caro, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Douglas Brinkley and Michael Beschloss speak on the historical significance of a Presidential Inauguration and a President’s second term.

CONGRESS: Republicans ::::: Democrats


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the Senate Convenes: 10:00amET  Janurary 22, 2013

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

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The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 22, 2013.

10:00:25 A.M.   The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:33 A.M.   The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:29 A.M.   MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:27:41 A.M.   The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:02 P.M.   The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.
12:01:22 P.M.   Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:40 P.M.   SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Olson demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Olson objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:03:13 P.M.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Frankel of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:33 P.M.   ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:29:53 P.M.   The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:31:11 P.M. H.R. 307 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 307 — “To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.”
12:31:24 P.M. H.R. 307 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:31:27 P.M. H.R. 307 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 307.
12:48:40 P.M. H.R. 307 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12:49:14 P.M.   The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:00:40 P.M.   The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.
2:01:03 P.M.   The House received a communication from Representative Emerson wherein she resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2013.
2:01:58 P.M.   Mr. Brooks (AL) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 23. Agreed to without objection.
2:02:00 P.M.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:03:07 P.M. H.R. 307 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 307 — “To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.”
2:30:54 P.M. H.R. 307 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 24).
2:30:55 P.M. H.R. 307 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:09 P.M.   Mr. Duffy moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:31:33 P.M.   On motion to adjourn Roll Call 25 – Yea and Nay vote pending.