- Congress or the state legislature may pass a new law which replaces or repeals an existing law.
- Congress or the state legislature may repeal or abolish a law without substituting a new law.
- Laws may be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States.
- There are partial repeals which occur when a specified part or provision of a previous Act is repealed but other provisions remain in force.
- Implied repeal occurs where two statutes are mutually inconsistent. The effect is that the later statute repeals the earlier statute but inconsistency needs to be established before implied repeal can occur.
Step 1: The bill is drafted
Step 2: The bill is introduced
Step 3: The bill goes to committee
-When a bill is in the hands of the committee, it is carefully examined and its chances of passage by the entire Congress are determined.
Step 4: Subcommittee review of the bill
-Subcommittees are organized under committees and have further specialization on a certain topic. The subcommittee may make changes to the bill and must vote to refer a bill back to the full committee.
Step 5: Committee mark up of the bill
-When the hearings and subcommittee review are completed, the committee will meet to make any changes to the bill before recommending the bill to the floor.
Step 6: Voting by the full chamber on the bill
-Once the bill reaches the floor, there is additional debate and members of the full chamber vote to approve any amendments.
Step 7: Referral of the bill to the other chamber
-When the House or Senate passes a bill, it is referred to the other chamber. This chamber may approve the bill as received, reject it, ignore it or change it. If an agreement is reached, the committee members prepare a conference report with recommendations for the final bill. Both the House and Senate must vote to approve the conference report.
Step 8: The bill goes to the president
-If the President approves of the legislation, it is signed and becomes law. If the President takes no action for ten days while Congress is in session, the bill automatically becomes law. If the President opposes the bill, they may veto the bill.
Step 9: Overriding a veto
-If the President vetoes a bill, Congress may attempt to override the veto. If both the Senate and the House pass the bill by a two-thirds majority, the President’s veto is overruled, and the bill becomes a law.
- Students for Life
- Students for life’s mission is to recruit, train, and mobilize the Pro-Life Generation to abolish abortion. They provide help to school clubs that partner with their organization to educate and recruit others on campus.
- If you’re wanting to start a group, plan what your vision will be and recruit 5 other members. From there contact your regional coordinator at [yourstate]@studentsforlife.org. Your regional coordinator will provide you materials and help to make your club successful.
- Students for Life action is the political part of Students for life.
– They do campaigns such as calling and texting potential voters and educating them on the Pro-Life movement and many other campaigns.
– Students for Life Action action center https://studentsforlife.quorum.us/issues/
– Get involved with Students for Life: https://studentsforlifeaction.org/get-involved/
- If your interested in educating others on abortion and working towards developing your schools environment to become welcoming and accessible to pregnant and parenting students join Students for Life’s Effective Education and Support Services pillar teams here: https://studentsforlife.activehosted.com/f/55
- If you want to take a step further, apply to be a captain at: https://studentsforlifeaction.org/apply/
- Live Action
- Become a Live Action Ambassador: https://www.liveaction.org/live-action-ambassadors/
– Ambassadors will receive opportunities to develop relationships with other
Pro-Life leaders, expand their network, learn to be a Pro-Life leader, contribute to the growth of the Pro-Life community.
– As an Ambassador you will activate for the unborn through social media and conversations and be fully equipped with tools and resources to strengthen your Pro-Life position.
- Turning Point USA
- Turning Point is a student movement to spread the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, freedom, and limited government.
- Start a Turning Point USA chapter at your school by meeting the following requirements: Maintain an Executive Board/Officer Team with at least three (3) positions: President, Vice President, and Treasurer, Remain in communication with a TPUSA Field Director or Regional Director, Submit an End-of-the-Year Report to TPUSA HQ, Sign the Chapter Charter Agreement (https://www.tpusa.com/chaptercharteragreement), Adhere to TPUSA’s Chapter Code of Conduct (https://www.tpusa.com/chaptercharteragreement).
- Start a Turning Point USA Chapter: https://www.tpusa.com/startachapter
- PragerForce is a digital movement that consists of students and young professionals working to protect Pro-Life, Pro-American, Pro-Capitalism, Pro-Family values. Members get access to PragerU programs, events, resources, and have the opportunity to connect with a supportive community of young conservatives.
- By getting involved in this program you can share content online, participate in missions and petitions online, campaign against Big Tech censorship, and be featured on PragerU’s instagram.
- Link to join: https://www.prageru.com/pragerforce/
#1: Watch a pro-life movie (You can share your screen over zoom.)
I was wrong (2007)
Unborn in the USA: Inside the war on abortion (2007)
(October Baby (2011)
#2: Have a virtual book club and read a pro-life book then afterwards discuss.
Unplanned by Abby Johnson
Won by Love by Jane Roe
The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories by Abby Johnson
Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement by Sue Ellen Browder
Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated by Randy Alcorn
Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk about Our Culture’s Toughest Issue
The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind
#3: Host a virtual class on Pro-life apologetics and the history of the abortion industry.
#4: Pro-Life trivia night (Kahoot)
#5: Brainstorm fun fundraising ideas
Send letters to family members, friends, churches, local businesses, etc.
- Phone banking night
- Sidewalk counseling
- Sidewalk chalking
- Host a speaker
- Watch a pro-life movie
- Post pro-life flyers around your school or community
- Call your legislators
- Write notes to abortion workers (www.abortionworker.com/printables)
- Host a debate
- Host a fundraising event
- Host a training
- Pray outside of your abortion facility (40 days for life)
- Door knock for pro-life candidates
- Attend or host local pro-life rallies
- Volunteer at your local pregnancy resource center
- Pro-life trivia night
- Set up a memorial for the victims of abortion.
- Host a table at a local school to discuss abortion
- Host a pro-life banquet (proceeds go towards pregnancy resource center)
Need help organizing an event? Contact us!
Step one: Find someone to start a pro-life club with at school. If you don’t know anyone try to post some flyers around the school promoting your club.. Make an active social media account and promote your club and vision through your accounts in order to recruit people with similar beliefs. If you know someone is pro-life don’t be afraid to directly reach out to them and message them but follow them through your Pro-Life accounts so they’re aware of your club.. If you can’t find members you can still start a club (see below).
Step two: Reach out to GreatLife to figure out which organization/type of club is best for your personal situation and/or school. Starting a club through an organization gives your club more validity and may make it easier to start. We will work with you to create a plan if wanted.
Step three: Find out your schools requirements to start a club. You will most likely have to search for an advisor such as a teacher to monitor your club. Figure out any necessary paperwork that will need to be completed in order to make your club official. GreatLife Teens will help you with anything from walking you through the entire process to answering any questions you may have.
Step four: Apply to become an official club. Review and submit the required paperwork. Wait for a response from your school, and remember your school is not legally allowed to deny you access to start a Pro-Life club while allowing others to start clubs when completing the same requirements as you. If this occurs remind them of your first amendment right or reach out to GreatLife Teens for help.
Step five: Plan your club. What is your vision? What are your goals? How will you spread your message? Plan when you are going to have club meetings and what those will include. Plan out the next month’s activities for each meeting and create a schedule. Figure out all the activities you want to do throughout the year. Assign members different roles within your club (president, vice president, secretary, etc). Set up social media if you want to and create a way to communicate with all your club members.
Step six: Have your first meeting! You did it! Take some pictures to post to social media and remember the moment!
This argument goes without saying that “mass slaughter is a crime against humanity and should never be proposed as their solution to any human problem.”
– Even if overpopulation was a problem, to enforce a genocide among a certain group, in this case the unborn children, is a eugenics tactic.
– “There are currently 7.5 billion people on the planet, but we could easily feed with current agricultural technology twice that number.”
– Around the world birth rates have fallen and the numbers of the elderly are dramatically increasing.
– “For decades, people took dynamism and economic growth for granted and saw population growth as a problem. Now we’ve gone to the other extreme and it’s clear that young people are the scarce resource. In the 21st century, the U.S could be the slowly aging leader of a rapidly aging world.” – David Brooks [The New York Times]
- “There is no medical reason why the life of the child must be directly and intentionally ended with an abortion procedure.”
- When the mother’s life is truly in jeopardy, her pregnancy must end, and the baby must be delivered. These are preterm deliveries and not an abortion. The doctors attempt to save both lives rather than intentionally end the child’s.
- Every year thousands of children are aborted at the same age as children who survive preterm delivery.
- If a woman’s life is imminently in danger, a preterm delivery is a much safer option. An emergency C-section can be completed in less than an hour, while an abortion after 24 weeks takes 2-4 days to complete.
- A baby’s life is not worth less simply because of the way they are conceived. It is never ok to give a child the death penalty for the crimes of their father.
- “As many rape survivors have testified, abortion is actually an obstacle to healing after rape. Abortion adds trauma to trauma, and it creates yet another innocent victim.”
- Abortion does not heal the women from the trauma she has gone through. Instead, abortion subjects this women and now her child to yet another act of violence.
Ending the life of an unborn child because they have a disability is wrong.
– This comes from a eugenic belief that people with disabilities need to be weeded out from society.
– Many babies are misdiagnosed in the utero or have medical conditions with unclear long-term outcomes that are unclear at the moment of diagnosis.