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Bankruptcy Bill Targets Pro-Life Activists Last year, the House and the Senate passed their own versions of a bill to reform bankruptcy laws. It took four years for the bill to come to a vote and it could yet die in conference because of Senator Charles Schumer's (D-NY) determination to use the bill to punish pro-life activists.
Schumer says he will not withdraw his amendment that targets ONLY pro-life activists. His rider prohibits persons who have obstructed an abortion clinic from declaring bankruptcy to escape paying fines or settlements.
Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) and other House conferees have proposed changing the language to cover ANYONE who "willfully and maliciously" commits a criminal act that results in bodily harm. Hyde's language requires a criminal conviction while Schumer's require no conviction.
Hyde believes the bill will be used to penalize peaceful
protest and acts of civil disobedience. "I am glad Martin
Luther King and Rosa Parks didn't have Chuck Schumer to contend
with," Hyde said.
HUMAN CLONING BAN MAY COME TO VOTE IN JUNE The Brownback-Landrieu bill (S. 1899), which bans ALL types of human cloning, could come to a vote in June. Earlier this month, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) came out in favor of human cloning for "therapeutic" research. Legislation that supports the creation of living humans sentenced to destruction is not pro-life legislation.
Last month, President George Bush said "I endorse the bill [S. 1899] - wholeheartedly endorse the bill - sponsored by Senator Brownback and Senator Mary Landrieu... It has wide support across the political spectrum, liberals and conservatives support it, religious people and nonreligious people support it. Those who are pro-choice and those who are pro-life support the bill... It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber..." (See http://prayeralert.org/alertarchives/alert-02-04-02.html .)
Please Join Us in Fervent Prayer:
**Lord, PROTECT all who labor on behalf of the unborn, those who lawfully RESIST the abortion industry. REMOVE Sen. Schumer's rider from the Bankruptcy Reform Bill and REPLACE it with Rep. Hyde's language (Dt 16:18-20; Ps 54: all; 91:all; Pr 8:13; 24:11-12; Is 10:1-3; Mt 28:20b).
**Heavenly Father, You are Creator of the vast universe and
the tiny atom. COMPELL the Senate to pass a permanent ban on
ALL human cloning. DEFEAT every plan to clone human beings
for any reason. In Jesus' Name, AMEN (Dt 30:19-20; Ps 1:all;
119:133-136; Rom 12:1-3; Jas 1:2-10).
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