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National Right to Life Praises Republican Motion to Recommit H.R. 535 to Amend the Safe Drinking Water Act

Jan 10, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Federal Legislation, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON—Today, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) praised a motion introduced by House Republicans to include unborn children in the “vulnerable populations” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should consider when it works on the development of drinking water standards. The “Motion to Recommit” would have amended the Safe Drinking Water Act to add “any unborn child” to the subpopulations recognized in the act.

The motion failed by a vote of 187-219. All Republicans and 4 Democrats voted in favor of the motion. Two hundred and nineteen (219) Democrats voted against the motion.

“As a member of the human family, it is only right that the unborn child be considered part of the ‘vulnerable populations’ the EPA should consider. Unfortunately, pro-abortion ideology is too entrenched in the Democratic Party for the House to pass this reasonable motion,” stated Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.