July 21, 2009
Act Now to Prevent Your Tax Dollars
From Funding Abortion!
Unless you and millions of other Americans act quickly, the massive government-run health care program now being rammed through Congress will result in a huge increase in the number of abortions performed in the U.S. paid for with your tax dollars.
This is because the health care bills now working through Congress do not include the usual provision to prohibit the federal funding of abortion. Such a provision, known as the Hyde Amendment, is usually added to the federal appropriations bills every year to prevent your tax dollars from funding abortion.
It is estimated that over the years, The Hyde Amendment has prevented literally hundreds of thousands of babies being killed through elective abortions. The current health care bills do not contain any such prohibition. Instead, they contain language that would allow federal bureaucrats to decide whether abortion will be funded.
Guess what they will decide.
Your congressman and senators need to hear from you immediately that you do not want your tax dollars going to fund abortions. We have set up a feature on our Web site that allows you to quickly and easily send a proposed email message to them. Just click here.
Polls show that more than 70 percent of Americans oppose federal funding of abortion. Congress must hear from us!
The Obama Administration is pushing for unrestricted access to abortion on a wide front. Obama made his position on abortion absolutely clear when, as a candidate, he stated that the first bill he wanted to sign as president was the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) that would remove all federal and state restrictions on abortion, including prohibitions on partial birth abortions.
We also see evidence of the Administration’s hostility to life in the changed position of U.S. delegations to international meetings where the U.S. has now become an active supporter of abortion. We saw it in Obama’s action on his second day in office rescinding the Mexico City policy prohibiting U.S. foreign aid from going to groups that support abortion. We are also seeing it reflected in the aggressively pro-abortion bureaucrats in key positions throughout the Obama Administration. These are the same bureaucrats who will make the decision on federal funding of abortion—unless Congress specifically prohibits it.
There are many reasons to oppose the Obama Administration’s government-run health care proposal ranging from the almost incomprehensible price tag of at least $1.5 trillion (!) to the fact that independent analyses predict that tens of millions of Americans who are currently happy with their private health care will lose it and will be forced on to the government-run program.
Part of the reason why Obama and his allies in Congress are trying to ram this bill through before the August recess in a couple of weeks is that the more Americans learn about what is being proposed, the less they support it.
But the fact that these bills would allow federal funding of elective abortion is more than adequate reason to oppose them unless they are amended to absolutely prohibit it.
We urge you to contact your congressman and senators immediately. This is easily the most important federal threat to the lives of millions of unborn babies that we have confronted in many years. Please take a few minutes to go to our Web site and contact your elected representatives.
Also, please forward this alert on to everyone on your list who you think might also be willing to act to protect the unborn.
This is urgent, as millions of lives are at stake.