ACTION ALERT: HR 5
The So-Called Equality Act
National Right to Life opposed passage of H.R. 5, which passed the House, 224-206, on February 25, 2021 (House Roll Call No. 39). The bill was supported by 221 Democrats and 3 Republicans. It was opposed by 206 Republicans. 2 Republicans did not vote.
In addition to other issues, H.R. 5 poses a significant pro-life threat. It amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act, adding language that could be used to make abortions more available, expand taxpayer funding of abortion, and weaken conscience protections for health care providers opposed to participating in abortions.
Timing on a Senate vote is unclear, but could happen on short notice.
NRLC’s scorecard advisory can be found here:
CALL TO ACTION:
Contact your U.S. Senators with letters, emails, and calls
urging them to vote “No” on this bill.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on HR 5 on March 17, 2021. Leaders in the Senate have declared their intent to move this bill to a full Senate vote quickly. It is imperative that PRO-LIFERS take immediate strategic action to stop its passage.
Here is what you should do:
- Find your U.S. Senator here (senate.gov).
- The Senate switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121.