Heritage Action Leads Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Protect Unborn Lives, Pass Heartbeat Act

Press Releases · Jun 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, and a coalition of national pro-life leaders sent a letter to Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise urging them to work to schedule votes for and pass pro-life legislation, including the Heartbeat Protection Act. The letter, led by Heritage Action, was signed by leaders of major pro-life groups including Family Policy Alliance, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, CatholicVote, The Heritage Foundation, and a dozen other organizations representing millions of Americans. The letter calls on House leaders to move forward on federal legislation to protect babies from abortion whose hearts are still beating, eliminate chemical abortions, and end funding streams that support the abortion lobby.

Read the full letter here.

Jessica Anderson, Executive Director of Heritage Action, said:

The Dobbs decision was the culmination of a 50-year movement of American mothers, fathers, and families who never stopped fighting for the protection of unborn lives. States across the nation are finally free to protect life in their states, and those same Americans are now working to pass pro-life bills in the states.

But it can’t stop at the states — that’s why we are also calling on Congress to continue working to defend life. Every life is precious, no matter how small, and conservative leaders in Congress must pass laws like the Heartbeat Act and other measures to protect those lives from abortion in every form.

Read an excerpt from the letter below:

The Heartbeat Protection Act simply and powerfully protects the lives of unborn babies whose hearts are already beating. Only Congress can effectively disrupt, and eventually eliminate, the trafficking of chemical abortions drugs which are already the most common way to end an innocent child’s life. We encourage you to take every opportunity to highlight the dignity of human life by scheduling multiple votes on the House floor on the Heartbeat bill and others.

Additionally, the annual spending and oversight processes should reflect the value Americans place on the lives of unborn babies and their mothers and thus should fund efforts that defend life and support mothers. To ensure this happens, the Appropriations Committee should work to bolster pro-life protections, end funding streams that support the abortion lobby, and work across committees to ensure a coordinated approach until the abortion industry becomes a dark memory of the past.


Heritage Action has issued a legislative endorsement of Rep. Mike Kelly's Heartbeat Protection Act, which would protect unborn babies nationwide from abortions after six weeks of gestation.