I received another important email from the National Right to Life Committee yesterday. Representatives in our Congress are attempting to take away more of our free speech rights. Will we not be able to identify those who promote the distructive practice of abortion? If you need to know more, check the story right below this one. And, please contact your Representative in Congress. Contact information for Mike Ross, the Arkansas House Rep. in District 4, is in the post below. Please send an email or make a call. We can’t let them get by with this one.
Here’s the email that I received from the NRLC:
The right to speak one’s mind is so fundamental that the FIRST Amendment of the Bill of Rights includes this promise: “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging
the freedom of speech.”
But today’s pro-abortion Democratic Congressional leaders read the 1st Amendment
very differently. They would have the 1st Amendment read: Congress shall make no
law abridging freedom of speech, unless it’s speech about incumbent Congressmen
like us. Then we will restrict it.
Take the new “DISCLOSE Act.” The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down a law
that severely restricted groups like National Right to Life from even mentioning the
name of a Congressman or bringing his voting record to the public’s attention
during the period leading up to his re-election campaign.
Congressmen don’t like groups like National Right to Life talking about their
records. It’s inconvenient. But the Supreme Court said, in effect, “too bad.
Citizens (and citizen groups) have that right.” They struck down the law as
Undaunted by the Supreme Court’s recognition of our free speech rights, now
Congress is trying to limit our speech with another approach: punish groups who
speak out about them by forcing the groups to provide confidential donor lists and
other sensitive information to the government. They call this set of punishments
the “DISCLOSE Act.”
But not all organizations would be punished. Certain allies of the pro-abortion
leaders in Congress, like the mainstream media, are exempt. They can continue to
comment about members of Congress without fear of punishment. And the bill is
skewed to give advantages to other allies, such as unions.
But if you’re any one of a number of other Americans, including a member of the
National Right to Life Committee which speaks for the unborn, forget it. The 1st
Amendment no longer applies.
Please help National Right to Life fight this and other assaults on the fundamental
rights of unborn babies and those who fight for their lives with your generous
financial support. Help us build an America where every unborn child is safe . . .
and the rights of those who speak up for them are protected.