Tag: Pro-Life

Daines Condemns Senate Democrats for Blocking Bill to Stop Infanticide

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today condemned Senate Democrats for blocking the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill would make it federal law that born-alive babies who survive abortions must be treated the same as every other living baby – with dignity. The vote to proceed to the bill, requiring 60 votes to pass, failed 53-44. “It is unconscionable that Senate Democrats voted to make it legal in the U.S. to kill or neglect a baby who was born alive,” Daines said. “Infanticide is not, and should not be, a partisan issue. I will continue to fight to respect the dignity of every

Daines Applauds Finalization of President Trump’s “Protect Life Rule”

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the finalization of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “Protect Life Rule”, following Daines’ request, to disentangle abortion from the Title X Family Planning program.  “The Protect Life Rule is a historic step in protecting the dignity of human life,” Daines said. “I’m grateful for President Trump’s leadership to redirect Title X funds away from the abortion industry towards centers that provide comprehensive health care to women and their babies, like Montana’s 17 Community Health Centers.” These regulations come in response to a letter Daines and 40 of his Senate colleagues sent to President Trump urging issuance of these

Daines: We Must Protect All Life

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday took the floor of the U.S. Senate to urge his colleagues to support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill would make it federal law that born-alive babies who survive abortions must be treated the same as every other living baby. Download the video HERE “If we can’t agree on something so fundamental that babies born alive deserve the right to life, I fear deeply for the direction some are taking our country,”Daines said. Click HERE to read the bill text. At the March for Life Rally last month, Daines announced the start of the first ever Pro-Life

Daines Files Amicus Brief Defending Freedom of Speech, Affirming Life

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today led the filing of a bipartisan, bicameral amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court of the United States to protect Americans’ constitutional right to freedom of speech and religious liberty as it considers National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra. National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra challenges the constitutionality of California law AB 775, also known as the Reproductive FACT Act, which forces California pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortions and requires non-medical pregnancy care centers to publish large disclaimers of their non-medical status. “Pro-life

Daines Introduces Measures to Protect Life

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced two measures to protect life.  Daines introduced the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act, that redirects funds from Planned Parenthood to other eligible women’s health care providers, and a measure to scrap the Department of Health and Human Services’ new rule to amend regulations implementing the Title X Family Planning Program.  “We must fight for those that are unable to fight for themselves,” Daines stated. “We will maintain funding for women’s health care and redirect those funds towards community health clinics that provide comprehensive care instead of an organization that traffics human baby parts.”

Daines Stands Up for Montanans Way of Life

U.S. SENATE —Senator Steve Daines took to the Senate floor to tout the importance of permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) – an important tool to preserve and protect Montanans way of life. The bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 overwhelmingly passed the Senate this morning with a vote of 85-12.  This key legislation will help expand Montana energy production and at Daines’ request will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). In addition to the permanent reauthorization of LWCF, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016: Provides for the reinstatement and three-year extension of a Federal

Daines: We Must Continue to be a Voice for Those Who Don’t Have a Voice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines took to the Senate floor to underscore the importance of Senate passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will prevent late-term abortion nationwide beyond 20 weeks. Click here to watch Daines’ remarks. Click here to download Daines’ remarks. Daines is an original cosponsor of the commonsense Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would prevent late-term abortion nationwide beyond 20 weeks – more than halfway through pregnancy when a baby can feel pain. Daines’ made the following remarks on the Senate floor: “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will do exactly that: protect unborn children who can feel pain. “Studies have shown that babies can feel pain by

Daines: Fight to Defend Life, Protect Women’s Health Care Services Is Not Over

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today reiterated his call to redirect funds away from Planned Parenthood while reaffirming his dedication to fully funding women’s health care services: “Today, I voted to reaffirm my dedication to protecting women’s health while removing funds from a scandal-plagued organization that has been caught selling human baby parts. I cannot support an organization that would place a dollar amount on a baby’s body parts. The fight to protect women’s health care, while redirecting funds away from Planned Parenthood, is not over. I will continue working vigorously to defend life and protect the most vulnerable in our society: the

Daines Calls for Defunding Planned Parenthood, Safeguarding Women’s Health Care

“Planned Parenthood has clearly articulated the value they place on babies’ organs and limbs, but what they fail to acknowledge is the value that the American people know full well, and that is the value of our children.  And that is priceless.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines took to the Senate floor to speak out about legislation he helped introduce to defund of Planned Parenthood and ensure that there is no overall reduction in federal funds for women’s health care services. Daines is a cosponsor of S. 1881, which was introduced this week following the release of gruesome footage showcasing

Daines Helps Introduce Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood, Safeguard Women’s Health Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines has helped introduce legislation to protect women’s access to health services and defund Planned Parenthood.  This legislation, S.1881, follows the release of gruesome footage showcasing Planned Parenthood’s role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. The Senate is expected to vote on this legislation in the next week. The bill is sponsored by Senator Joni Ernst (IA) and cosponsored by Senators Mitch McConnell (KY), John Barrasso (WY), Roy Blunt (MO), John Boozman (AR), Richard Burr (NC) Dan Coats (IN), Tom Cotton (AR) John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Mike Enzi (WY), Deb