The National Right to Life Committee announced plans 2 days ago to host a State Legislative Strategy Conference December 7 in the DC area “to plan how best to capitalize on dramatic pro-life gains in state legislative and gubernatorial elections last week.”

Invited will be state pro-life leaders and key state legislators. Am checking to see exactly who is welcome to attend. Will update.

A primary focus will be Nebraska’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Coincidentally, NE late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart announced plans that same day to open late-term abortion mills in Iowa and the DC area and take over an Indianapolis mill to kill older preborn babies.

Carhart blamed NE’s new fetal pain law for the expansion into other states, rendering NRLC’s conference even more relevant.

NE’s fetal pain law took effect October 22 15. Pro-life eyes have been on pro-aborts since the law passed in April to see if they would sue to enjoin the law, as they typically do. I was surprised they didn’t, but it turns out they’re afraid to, which is great news. According to the Associated Press on November 10:

Carhart said he believes NE’s fetal pain law is unconstitutional, and this move to open new clinics is designed partly to help him withstand a prolonged court battle.

“Whatever it is, it’s probably going to be a drawn-out thing, so I need to have a place where I can practice,” he said.

Officials at the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented Carhart in past legal battles over abortion, would only say that NE’s fetal pain law will be challenged when the circumstances are appropriate. Carhart has twice appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in past challenges of abortion laws….

Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation trade group, said she expected abortion opponents would try to copy the NE law, which she believes in unconstitutional….

What’s going on is pro-aborts have counted US Supreme Court noses and are afraid at present they’d lose a battle against NE’s fetal pain law.

The NE fetal pain law changes the rules of the game. Up to now the Supremes have  considered viability as the line in the sand by which to impose legislation against abortion. Pro-aborts at this point don’t want to ask the court a legal question they don’t know the answer to.

Other measures to be discussed at the NRLC conference are ultrasound legislation and anti-euthanasia legislation.

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