The anti-abortion National Right to Life Committee last week spoke out in support of a new abortion bill filed by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami.
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Five Republican presidential contenders took part in a National Right to Life Convention forum this morning in Jacksonville. Only two (Herman Cain and Rick Santorum) appeared in person, while the other three (Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul and Tim Pawlenty) literally phoned it in — appearing at the panel via Skype.
The 2011 National Right to Life Convention kicked off in a riverfront Hyatt in Jacksonville this morning. Though a scattered group of protestors picketed the event outside, the mood inside the conference center was optimistic and upbeat.
Last week, five Republican presidential nominees signed a pledge promising to “not just check off the pro-life box but show true pro-life leadership if elected president.” Only three of those asked to sign the pledge — Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson and Herman Cain — declined to do so.
The National Right to Life Committee announced this week that this year’s convention will be in Jacksonville, Fla. The committee’s “Bringing America Back to Life” convention will be hosted by Florida Right to Life.
The Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change, an anti-reproductive rights group that includes medical professionals, will be hosting its annual conference at the end of June in Jacksonville. According to the group’s press release on National Right to Life News, the event’s focus will be on the “special dangers posed” by chemical abortions using the RU 486 drug.
State Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami, says he filed House Bill 321 because he’s “pro-life, a devout Catholic and based on the scientific evidence,” he believes “you can have a debate on when a child can feel pain and when that fetus is viable.”
His bill, titled the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” would not allow a woman to have an induced abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.