Pro Life/Anti Abortion Legislation

April 24, 2019 from NC Values Coalition 

Last week, our Governor decided the appropriate time to veto the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was during a period we were preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

While many of us were celebrating a weekend where Christ's resurrection claimed victory over death, our Governor sought to side with infanticide, Planned Parenthood, and his New York donors. 

And it gets even uglier! On Saturday in Charlotte, an infamous racist abortion doctor named Ron Virmani was caught on camera yelling to a group of pro lifers as he pulled his BMW into work: "You rape them and bring them here! You rape them and bring them here!"

It's almost unbelievable that someone can say something like that aloud, let alone get away with it. But it's not surprising from Virmani. He has a gross history:

  • 1992: The North Carolina Medical Board suspended Ashutosh "Ron" Virmani's medical license for improper, sexual relations with a patient.
  • 1996: Virmani lost his right to practice at Novant, formerly Presbyterian Hospital.
  • 2007: NJ/PA Reprimand him for leaving pre-signed prescriptions that unlicensed workers would then fill out and give to patients at their discretion.
  • 2012: 28 sec. video of Virmani on a racist rant taken July 2012, saying, "Let me see one of you adopt one of those ugly Black babies."
  • 2014: A 49-year-old woman filed rape charges against Virmani on 5/8/2014

This abortionist works at the same Charlotte abortion clinic that was forced to shut its doors after an investigation revealed abortionists were incorrectly administering abortion drugs to their clients in 2013. As far back as 2007, state investigators found as many as 16 safety and regulatory issues. The state had to close the facility citing patient's immediate health and safety concerns. 

So let's make something incredibly clear: When Governor Cooper says SB359 is "an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients," and that the ACLU says the bill "denies doctors the ability to provide the care that is necessary, compassionate, and appropriate under the circumstances," does he really believe abortionists like Virmani will act in the best interests of women and babies? Is SB359 really unnecessary with people like Virmani in the world?

Virmani is the poster child of why we need to protect babies who have miraculously survived an abortion. Given his history and his outbursts, does Cooper really want people like Virmani making life and death decisions related to these precious innocent babies?

The answer is clear: OF COURSE NOT!

In the next couple days we will be launching an all out offensive to try and convince legislators to override Governor Cooper's veto. We need legislators to look at people like Virmani, and ask themselves whether they trust him to protect the lives of babies who have miraculously survived an abortion. If not, then we need them to pledge to override the Governor's veto. Can you support this campaign with a needed donation of $25, $50, $100, or more today?

 

 

January 20, 2018:  From NC Values Coalition

The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed the U.S. House yesterday, the same day thousands flooded the streets of Washington D.C. marching for life. The same day that President Trump stood up and said, "We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society. But this movement can only succeed with the heart and the soul and the prayer of the people.”

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This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital. The term "born alive" means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

Simply put, the law will ensure that babies that survive the harrowing experience of an abortion receive immediate medical attention. If the doctors and nurses do not take action, they will face a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

This is a huge win for the pro-life movement and we at NC Values want to recognize the Congressmen who helped usher in this piece of legislation and point out those who opposed it.

Our Congressmen who voted for the bill:

  • Rep. Ted Budd
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx
  • Rep. George Holding
  • Rep. Richard Hudson
  • Rep. Walter Jones
  • Rep. Mark Meadows
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry
  • Rep. Robert Pittenger
  • Rep. David Rouzer
  • Rep. Mark Walker

Our Congressmen who voted against this pro-life measure are:

  • Rep. Alma Adams
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield
  • Rep. David Price

Remember this momentous piece of legislation when it is time to vote!