We are in the final days of this legislative session with two important measures nearing the finish line. Whether they are successful or not depends on your support. Please contact your representatives on Sections 37-40 of HB 2 and HB 542 today and urge others to do the same.
Sections 37-40 of HB 2: Fetal Life Protection Act
STATUS: Sections 37-40 of HB 2, the State Budget, now contain a late-term (24-week) abortion ban: the Fetal Life Protection Act. Thanks to a floor amendment by Senators Birdsell and Carson, the Senate has already repaired all of the problems with a previous version of the ban. This past week a House Committee of Conference voted to adopt the Senate proposed language of sections 37-40 of HB 2. It is extremely important that HB 2 is passed. It has been a long struggle to get an abortion ban this far, and, if the budget fails, then it will be nearly impossible to regain all the ground we will have lost on this critical issue.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Your representatives need to hear from you now. Contact your state representatives and urge them to pass HB 2!
HB 542, The Religious Liberty Act
STATUS: HB 542 will be voted on by the full House on Thursday, June 24.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please contact your representatives and ask them to support the Committee of Conference recommendation on HB 542 to ensure our freedom to worship is considered as essential as other services during a declared emergency.