This week is becoming awfully penitential.
In addition to the prayer and penance for the doctrinal talks between Rome and the FSSPX, there is also this.
Our friends at the Good Counsel Network have called a national day of prayer and fasting, to take place today or tomorrow when the debate about these amendments take place. It's important to note that according to the moral philosophy wing of SPUC (Dorries-Field, Mensch), the pro-life cause stands to gain almost nothing from these supposedly pro-life ammendments. In fact, they could cause some serious problems.
This is possibly why - in a similar vein to our novena for the FSSPX - GCN's intention for the prayer and fasting is simply "God's will will be done and that the bill and any amendments to it, will do nothing to hinder the pro-life movement and that it will also not lead to an increase in the number of abortions". Both these issues are so complex that it's not possible to offer an intention like 'That X will succeed/fail'.
All we can do is pray and do penance, and humbly trust in the brutally beneficent hand of divine Providence.