Will the Senate Allow Taxpayer Funding of Abortion?
November 10, 2009 | Share with Friends
While the overall bill passed by the House of Representatives could be described as a massive intrusion into the economy and the private healthcare choices that President Obama wants to foist upon the American taxpayer, the vote to stop government funding of abortion in the House of Representatives shows the importance of the pro-life movement in the health care debate.
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) was able to insert language into the bill that prohibits federal funding from paying for abortion, or paying the part of the cost of any plan that covers abortion.
But the fight is far from over.
Already groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood have started lobbying Democratic Senators and the White House to strip the amendment from the bill.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democrats’ chief deputy whip in the House, said that she and other pro-abortion rights lawmakers would work to strip the amendment in conference after the upper chamber passes its bill. She said she is “confident” the Stupak language would be removed.
Left wing blogs are reporting that President Obama has reassured pro-abortion lawmakers that he will personally see that this language was taken out.
We cannot let that happen.
Sign our petition today. Let them know that you will not accept any plans that will use tax dollars to fund abortion.
As the Senate begins the process of bringing their bill to a vote we need to make one thing abundantly clear … the majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars used to fund abortion.
The House listened and it is time for the Senate to do the same.
Please sign our petition letting the leadership in the Senate know that you insist that your tax dollars not be used to cover abortion and that health care legislation must explicitly exclude abortion coverage.