URGENT! OPPOSE ANTI-LIFE LEGISLATION!
Next Wednesday, March 29, the House of Representatives will consider legislation that, if passed, will arbitrarily devalue human life and will make it much more difficult to hold abortionists and birth control drug manufacturers accountable in American courts. As a friend and fellow supporter of the pro-life cause, I urge you to contact your state’s congressmen and tell them to vote NO on this offensive effort to devalue human life and undermine Americans’ right to hold abortionists and birth control drug manufacturers accountable for the harms they have caused.
H.R. 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” would limit recovery for families who have lost their ability to have children due to preventable medical errors. The bill would place a maximum value of $250,000 in non-economic damages no matter how egregious the conduct, even in cases where a doctor intentionally sterilizes a man or woman against his or her will. Depriving someone of the ability to have children can never be adequately compensated, but capping the value of their suffering is just plain offensive. For this reason alone, H.R. 1215 must be opposed.
The bill, however, would have other anti-life effects. For example, H.R. 1215 devalues the life of children, mothers, and the elderly. By imposing caps on non-economic damages, H.R. 1215 devalues human life without regard for the facts of any particular case. Because children, the elderly, and stay at home moms usually have significantly reduced economic earning potentials (and thus economic damages), the vast majority of damages in their cases come from loss of life, pain and suffering, and other hedonic damages. By arbitrarily capping these types of damages, Congress is devaluing the worth of our children, mothers, and grandparents’ lives.
Furthermore, H.R. 1215 immunizes abortionists and birth control drug manufacturers. When abortionists prescribe life-ending drugs like Mifepristone and Misoprostol to terminate healthy pregnancies, they should be held accountable when even more devastating injuries occur. H.R. 1215 would immunize the negligence of abortionists and shield defective birth control drug manufacturers from liability. When providers and prescribers can’t be held responsible for the defects in abortifacients, they are more likely to be prescribed.
In short, this legislation seeks to attack pro-life policies by way of restricting citizens’ ability to hold bad actors accountable. To be clear, the American citizens did not ask for this legislation – well-connected and well-funded special interests did. It is reprehensible that this Congress is considering legislation that would promote anti-life policies through the backdoor of “civil justice reform”. I ask that you contact your state’s congressmen and tell them to fight this arbitrary devaluation of human life, protect the rights of Americans to hold abortionists and birth control drug manufacturers accountable in court, and vote NO on this anti-life legislation.
With kindest personal regards, we remain
HUNTER W. LUNDY