Can You Believe We Have to Fight this Again?

Your DGB for today is to contact Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and tell him we won’t tolerate advancement of H.R. 586: the Sanctity of Human Life Act.

The 115th Congress is already hard at work drafting offensive legislation, and recently Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10) introduced H.R. 586, the newest iteration of a “personhood” bill. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee last week, this proposed law would declare that “each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its equivalent, at which time every human has all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood,” thus threatening women’s legal ability to access not only abortions, but any birth control method that disrupts the implantation of a fertilized egg (such as an IUD or even the birth control pill), as well as assisted fertility treatments, such as IVF. While such bills have failed in the past, it is important to take each one seriously. We cannot take the defeat of this bill for granted.


You’ll contact Rep. Goodlatte by phone in his D.C. office at (202) 225-5431, using your own or this DGB suggested script:


Hello, I am calling you today to urge you to protect the personhood of adult American women by opposing H.R. 586.


or via Twitter, using this format:


.@RepGoodlatte Abort this radical anti-woman bill. #HR586