Friday, April 10, 2009

Senator to Oppose Budget Because of Pro-Life, Pregnancy Center Donation Cutoff

Washington, DC ( -- A pro-life U.S. senator says he intends to oppose the $3.6 trillion budget proposed by President Barrack Obama and Congressional Democrats because it would hurt donations to pro-life groups and pregnancy centers.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says there are several reasons why he will vote no on the budget, but he points to attacks on charitable donations as one of them. Under the budget, Obama would limit this deduction for charitable contributions, which Cornyn says would cost charities nationwide anywhere from $4 billion to $9 billion.

Obama has proposed to reduce the tax incentives for charitable giving and wants Congress to limit to 28 percent the tax saving from contributions for taxpayers who itemize their deductions. The president wants to use the money to fund universal health care that, ironically, could include taxpayer coverage of abortions. "Charitable organizations depend on the generosity of donors to serve our communities, and for decades we have encouraged this generosity by making charitable donations deductible," Cornyn said. Full story at

ACTION: Contact your two U.S. senators and express strong opposition to the proposed budget in its current form; urge elimination of charitable tax deduction limits and prohibit abortion funding. Call 202-224-3121 to connect with any senator's office or visit

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