Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Happenings on the Hill
TODAY: This morning starting at 10:00 a.m. EST, Melissa Ohden and Gianna Jessen will testify before a House committee.* Both women are survivors of late-term abortions.
In response, the sole pro-abortion witness, a Yale law professor, will testify that abortion "not only to protects women’s health and lives, but also protects their equal status in society." I wonder if Professor Smith will have the guts to look at Melissa and Gianna when she delivers that line.
The hearing will stream live at judiciary.house.gov.
TOMORROW: Pro-life advocates will keep up the heat on the abortion industry with a #WomenBetrayed rally on the Capitol building lawn (area 10 on this map). Attendees will "hear directly from women who have been harmed by Planned Parenthood," after which there will be an opportunity to lobby legislators.
It's a nice symmetry: today's testimony within the Congress featuring women harmed by abortion as babies, and tomorrow's testimony outside of Congress featuring women harmed by abortion as teens and adults. Abortion affects everyone.
If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, be sure to attend and share your experience with us!
* I happen to know Melissa, and she has contributed to this blog before. Although both women are Christian, Melissa's testimony is non-sectarian; Gianna's is expressly religious.