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Parent's Right to Know Petitions presented to Senate and House leadership at the March 13 Pro-Life Rally in the Capitol

Parent’s Right to Know Petitions presented to Senate and House leadership at the March 13 Pro-Life Rally in the Capitol

(Charleston – March 22, 2017) The Parent’s Right to Know Act (H.B. 2002) will close a loophole in a 1984 law that allows a second physician to sign off on an underage girl’s abortion circumventing her parents ever finding out about it.

As of this report, a sub-committee of Judiciary members (pro-abortion Barbara Fleishchauer, pro-life Amy Summers, and the bill sponsor pro-life Kayla Kessinger) met on Tuesday, March 21. This was one day after a public hearing in the House chamber.

The entire Judiciary Committee should be taking up the bill on Thursday, March 23, creating the likelihood of the bill being on 1st reading on Saturday, 2nd reading (amendment stage) on Monday, and 3rd reading (passage) to the Senate on Tuesday, just one day ahead of the crossover deadline!

Have you asked your local delegates yet to vote for passage of HB 2002? Even if you have, do it again.

You may contact your Delegates here from your district right now using email or phone. And don’t forget to PRAY – PRAY – PRAY!

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(Charleston – March 17, 2017) The Parent’s Right to Know Act (H.B. 2002/S.B. 424) will close a loophole in a 1984 law that allows a second physician to sign off on an underage girl’s abortion circumventing her parents ever finding out about it.

As of this report, the bill has passed out of the House Health Committee and is headed to Judiciary. A bill may undergo many transitions before it ends up in its final form.

Pray that the bill language ends up being what is necessary to the success of correcting the bogus 1984 law.

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PRAYER NEEDED

(Charleston – March 16, 2017, 2:30 p.m.)  HB 2002, The Parent’s Right to Know Act, is in the Health Committee as you receive this message.    teen-pregnancy-pic

The Parent’s Right to Know Act would allow parents and appropriate law enforcement authorities to protect our children by requiring abortionists to notify parents of their minor child’s pending abortion and exposing sexual abuse.

Please pray that the committee sees fit to pass the bill out of Health and on to the Judiciary Committee.

To see which delegates are on the Health Committee, click here.

THE CAPITOL REPORT – March 10, 2017

 


WVFL Pres. Wanda Franz with pro-life Senate Pres. Mitch Carmichael

The best thing you can do right now to show your support for the Parent’s Right to Know Act is to come to Charleston on Monday, March 13, and stand up for the bills. The noon Rally in the lower rotunda is where you will want to be on Monday. A strong presence on Monday at the capitol will speak volumes to the legislators and really work to get this bill moving.


Pro-Life House Speaker Tim Armstead

The second thing you can do, if you have not, is to call and email your representatives. Information to do just that and what you can say is provided below in previous reports.

Photo Credits: Karen Cross

THE CAPITOL REPORT – March 3, 2017

WVFL President Dr. Wanda Franz with Senator Patricia Rucker, Lead Sponsor of S.B. 424

WVFL President Dr. Wanda Franz with Senator Patricia Rucker, Lead Sponsor of S.B. 424

The Parent’s Right to Know Act (H.B. 2002/S.B. 424) will close a loophole in a 1984 law that allows a second physician to sign off on an underage girl’s abortion circumventing her parents ever finding out about it.

The Parent’s Right to Know Act has been double referenced in both the House and the Senate to their respective Health Committees and then to their Judiciary Committees.

The bill, which started out in the House of Delegates, was introduced on February 20.

The first hurdle for the bill will be the House Health Committee where it is currently. Members of that committee can be found here along with contact information.

Once the bill makes it through the Health Committee, the next stop will be the House Judiciary Committee. Its members can be found by clicking here.

If you are asking yourself what you can do to help the bill progress, you can contact NOW any Delegates and Senators from your district and request their support for this legislation.

Continue to check the website under Parent’s Right to Know Act and Capitol Reports 2017 for updates. Also sign up to receive our FridayWeekly Updates so you keep abreast of timely happenings.

THE CAPITOL REPORT – February 24, 2017

WVFL Legislative Coordinator Karen Cross with Senator Patricia Rucker, Lead Sponsor of S.B. 424

WVFL Legislative Coordinator Karen Cross with Senator Patricia Rucker, Lead Sponsor of S.B. 424

(February 24, 2017 – Charleston) – West Virginians for Life has met with leadership in both the WV Senate and House. It has been amazing how many senators have signed on to cosponsor the Parent’s Right to Know Act. The bill numbers are S.B. 424 in the Senate and H.B. 2002 in the House. This bill would allow parents and appropriate law enforcement authorities to protect our children by requiring abortionists to notify parents of their minor child’s pending abortion and exposing sexual abuse. Click here to visit the Parents Have a Right To Know Act page on our website.

S.B. 424 Lead Sponsor in the Senate is Senator Patricia Rucker. Cosponsors are Senators Azinger, Blair, Boley, Boso, Clements, Cline, Ferns, Gaunch, Hall, Karnes, Mann, Maroney, Maynard, Mullins, Ojeda, Prezioso, Smith, Swope, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump, Unger, and Weld.

Meanwhile Delegate Kayla Kessinger is the Lead Sponsor in the House of Delegates for companion H.B. 2002. Delegate cosponsors include Arvon, Butler, Allen Evans, Fast, Frich, Lane, Paynter, Roger Romine, Rowan, and Wilson.

Karen Cross with Delegate Kayla Kessinger, Lead Sponsor of H.B. 2002, the Parent's Right to Know companion bill

Karen Cross with Delegate Kayla Kessinger, Lead Sponsor of H.B. 2002, the Parent’s Right to Know companion bill

It is not too soon to be calling and emailing your Senators and Delegates regarding these bills. Ask them to support the Parent’s Right to Know Act. The capitol switchboard number is 1-877-565-3447.

Simply click here to go to a list of Senators with phone numbers and email addresses. Just look for the county in which you reside.

Visit here to find a list of Delegates. Again just look for your county.

Print out these lists and refer to them frequently throughout the legislative session, which will end on April 8.

Be sure to attend Pro-Life Rally Day on March 13 at the State Capitol to show your support for these bills.

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