Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Health bill would fund abortion

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Despite the pro-life victory in the House which passed the Stupak-Pitts anti-abortion funding amendment, the Senate passed their version of "health care reform" which includes government funding for plans that cover elective abortion. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) inserted a pseudo-compromise on abortion funding which would still violate the Hyde amendment principles by funding private insurance plans that cover abortion and require tax payers to pay for this abortion coverage.

Please contact your Representative and ask them to support the House "Stupak-Pitts" language which passed with the support of 64 Democrats in the House. Speaker Pelosi is in closed-door negotiations with Senator Harry Reid to rewrite a "compromise" health care bill to iron out the differences between the House and Senate bill. E-mail your Representative and urge them "to oppose any health care bill that does not include the Stupak-Pitts language to ban government funding of abortion."