August 17, 1982

Senator Jesse HelmsToday in League HistoryAugust 17, 1982—League Director Joe Scheidler attends debate in the U.S. Senate on a pro-life bill sponsored by Senator Jesse Helms. This bill demands protection for the unborn, castigates the Supreme Court for overlooking the humanity of the unborn child in its Roe v. Wade ruling and outlaws any government funding of abortion. On the second day of debate, pro-abortion senators launch an ultimately successful filibuster, which lasts until September.

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