Senate Resolution, SR109

Senate Resolution, SR109, passed by the Alabama Senate during the 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, was an important pro-life resolution. Newspapers and the mainstream media in our state seem to be ignoring this resolution, but ALCAP wants its supporters to know what the resolution states. Please share this resolution with others.

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WHEREAS, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) which the United States Senate recently voted upon would have provided nationwide protection from abortion for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age; and

WHEREAS, only three months ago, the junior Senator from Alabama, when attempting to persuade conservative and moderate voters in Alabama to vote for him stated “the law for decades has been that late-term procedures are generally restricted except in the case of medical necessity. That’s what I support”; and

WHEREAS, it was later revealed that pro-abortion individuals and political groups from out-of-state funneled enormous amounts of financial and other support into Alabama to influence the candidate’s campaign; and

WHEREAS, even though The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would have passed because a majority of Senators supported it, and President Trump said he would sign it, pro-abortion forces in the Senate used procedural tactics to stop the vote, with the junior senator from Alabama voting to kill this important bill; and

WHEREAS, some Democratic Senators in the Senate refused to take the extreme position to kill such a common-sense bill, and supported the passage of H.R. 36; and

WHEREAS, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was fashioned from several states’ bills, which passed by overwhelming margins, including a similar bill in Alabama; and

WHEREAS, the abortions performed in the second half of pregnancy usually involve painfully dismembering babies, while also posing serious dangers to his or her mother; and

WHEREAS, the junior senator from Alabama is from one of the strongest pro-life states, yet disregarded the clear wishes of the people of Alabama, and instead joined his vote with the most extreme pro-abortion Senators to allow this horrific practice; and

WHEREAS, a vote to allow the brutal killing of an unborn child at this stage is unmistakably revulsive to the values of a so-called civilized and compassionate society, is obviously violent to children, many of whom can survive outside the womb, and devalues the value of every life in America; and

WHEREAS, the United States is one of only seven countries that allows abortions beyond 20 weeks; the other six nations include: North Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands; and

WHEREAS, opinion polls consistently show that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose late-term abortions including a majority of those who self-identify as pro-choice; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That the junior senator from Alabama’s vote to block protection of countless thousands of lives from a terribly painful death is unacceptable and this body strongly disapproves his departure from the values of this state and his vote on this important issue.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the members of this body who are representative of the overwhelming majority of the people of Alabama, call on our recently elected United States Senator to cast votes in the future to protect innocent human life from conception until natural death.