The biggest abortion showdown in NC history is set to take place on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 as the pro-life bill H695
is on the calendar to be heard in committee. Join the pro-lifers at the state legislature on Tuesday if you can! NC Conservative has obtained an exclusive interview with Julie Emmons, PAC Director for NC Right To Life
, to get her thoughts on the bill.
Donna: I have noticed H695 getting national media attention. Do you see this pro-life legislation as pivotal and if so, why?
Julie: H695 is very pivotal legislation because it sends a clear message to the people of North Carolina that our pro-life legislators value the unborn and the safety of women in our state. This bill addresses the egregious discrimination that is inherent in gender-selective abortion, removes taxpayer-funded abortion as an option under Obamacare, and institutes important safety measures such as requiring a doctor to be present for all abortion procedures.
Donna: What do you think is the most misunderstood part of the bill?
Julie: In my opinion, it’s the section that requires a doctor to be present to dispense abortion-inducing drugs. Many people don’t know that abortion-inducing drugs such as RU486 carry great risks to women. (Of course, it always results in a baby who has lost his or her life) Under current law, it’s legal for a doctor to interview a woman over the Internet and dispense the drug from anywhere in the world. This, of course, precludes any follow-up care. These “web-cam” abortions are dangerous. It’s not unreasonable to request that a physician actually be present in the room when a woman is given this drug and be available for follow-up care as needed. Women deserve better than shortcuts and sub-standard care.
Donna: What is the most important thing pro-life citizens can do to help ensure the passage of H695? Do you think it is important to be there on Tuesday in Raleigh?
Julie: There are three very important things that pro-life citizens can do to ensure passage of this bill. First, it’s not too late to call your legislators and ask them to vote to concur. Remember, we are a voice for the voiceless and our legislators need to hear from us. If your legislator is a clear pro-life vote, still give them a call and offer your encouragement and support. Secondly, it IS important to come to Raleigh on Tuesday. We are there to show support for our legislators and to speak on behalf of the millions of little, unborn North Carolinians who can’t speak for themselves. Finally, pray that God will bless our efforts and intervene on behalf of our precious unborn babies.
Donna: Julie, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to conduct this interview! I hope that many people will join you in praying, calling, emailing, and going to Raleigh to take a stand for life in North Carolina.
For my readers that are planning on going to Raleigh, North Carolina, this event
will be kept up-to-date with the meeting information. For those that wish to call or email their representative, go here
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By: Donna Mauney
Donna is a homeschooling mother of eight children, 5 biological and 3 adopted. She became involved in politics when she started homeschooling, in order to protect her rights as a parent and freedom to homeschool. Since then she has been active in several campaigns on a grassroots level.