Americans United for Life writes:
Dear Friend of Life,
For months, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid, and President Obama held secret meetings in an attempt to pass government-run health care that funded abortion. Then, after losing a Senate seat in Massachusetts and their filibuster-proof majority along with it, the Democrats publicly stated that they would work with Republicans on health care… but we have just learned their true intentions.
President Obama publicly called for a bi-partisan approach, even asking Republicans for an open televised session. But the truth has been exposed through news articles reporting that Speaker Pelosi’s top health care aide is telling insiders their real plan to get taxpayer-funded abortions.
Their secret plan is to pass two bills, using a procedure called reconciliation to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. One of the bills will be the pro-abortion Senate bill, which includes taxpayer funding for abortion. Then comes the trick…
Pelosi’s top health care aide said, “the reconciliation bill would trump the Senate bill… There’s a certain skill, there’s a trick, but I think we’ll get it done.” Given the Congressional leadership’s commitment to federal funding for abortion, you can be sure the trick will include abortion funding.
Once again we see that the will of the American people doesn’t matter, and the pro-abortion Congressional leadership will stop at nothing to force pro-life Americans to fund abortion with our tax dollars! We must keep up the pressure and make sure that they are stopped.
The pro-abortion lobby is salivating at the prospect of federally-funded abortions. According to Planned Parenthood, “we’ve never had a better chance” for a government takeover of health care and the funds for the largest expansion of abortion in America since Roe v. Wade.
This is outrageous. We all know that Washington politicians have a knack for saying one thing and doing another, but this takes duplicity to new heights. The stakes for protecting innocent life could not be higher and, as this news further demonstrates, the pro-abortion forces will stop at nothing to get taxpayer dollars for their work.
Fortunately, we know that a majority of Americans are pro-life, and together we will stand in strong opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions – regardless of any “tricks” pro-abortion members of Congress may have up their sleeve.
We’ve already learned of Planned Parenthood’s abortion “mega-mart” in Houston, Texas that could be a model for more large abortion centers around the country. The tragedy of this dramatic increase in innocent lives lost cannot happen. Will you stand with us to stop their efforts and stand for life?
Yours for Life,
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Americans United for Life