Thursday, November 19, 2009

Alert: Senate Preparing to Vote for Healthcare Bill that Provides Abortion Funding

Urgent: Contact Your Senators TODAY!

From Stop the Abortion Mandate Coalition:

If you've been following the health care debate over the past few weeks, you know that government funding of abortion has taken center stage.

And the battle is just beginning!

Last week, the House of Representatives passed their version of the health care bill and -- thanks to your hard work -- at the eleventh hour, Members voted to include the Stupak-Pitts Amendment which blocked the abortion mandate and maintained the status quo by ensuring that government funds will not be used to pay for abortions or abortion coverage.

The second wave of this fight began last night in the U.S. Senate when Majority Leader Harry Reid released his 2,074 page version of the Senate health care reform bill -- at an estimated price of $890 BILLION.

This bill does NOT include the Stupak-Pitts language and instead does the exact opposite of Stupak-Pitts.

While Stupak-Pitts would have ensured that elective abortion was kept out of the public plan, the Senate language explicitly authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Kathleen Sebelius, raging abortion advocate from Kansas) to include abortion in the public option.

While Stupak-Pitts would prohibit government subsidies from contributing to insurance policies that include elective abortion, the Senate language permits government subsidies for plans that pay for abortion.

Even MSNBC reported this morning that the Senate bill "would allow the new government insurance plan to cover abortions and would let companies that receive federal funds offer insurance plans that include abortion coverage."

Bottom-line: the proposed Senate health care reform bill DOES include government funding of abortion -- as long as the President's appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services wants it.

Experts believe that the vote on "cloture" -- which would cut off debate and force the bill to the Senate floor -- will happen this week, probably on Saturday.

This is THE VOTE, as 60 votes can invoke "cloture" on the health care reform bill. If that passes, only a simple majority will be needed to ram through the entire health care bill -- even if it still includes government funded abortion.

Contact your two U.S. Senators TODAY and tell them:

"Unless any health care bill includes the Stupak-Pitts language -- at a BARE MINIMUM -- a vote for cloture is a vote for government funded abortion!"

Act now: http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/

Don't be fooled!

Led by Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion chain (that stands to rake in billions of dollars from the current health care proposals) abortion proponents have been mobilizing to ensure that the Stupak-Pitts Amendment will not make it into
the Senate health care bill.

Don't take our word for it. See for yourself: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

They are distorting the facts, saying that the Stupak-Pitts Amendment deviates from the "status quo." Nothing could be further from the truth -- and they know it.

The status quo since 1973 is that the government does not pay for abortions due to the Hyde Amendment.

This position is supported by a strong majority of Americans. CNN released a poll yesterday confirming that "six in ten Americans favor a ban on the use of federal funds for abortion."

But the House health care bill -- before the Stupak-Pitts Amendment was added -- bypassed the Hyde Amendment and, as media sources confirmed, would have directly funded abortion with government dollars.

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment maintains the status quo position supported by the majority of Americans.

To clear up any confusion, a side-by-side comparison of the Hyde Amendment and the Stupak-Pitts Amendment has been created so you can see for yourself that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry are being blatantly dishonest: http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/

Now it's time to act! Contact your two U.S. Senators TODAY and tell them:

"Unless any health care bill includes the Stupak-Pitts language -- at a BARE MINIMUM -- a vote for cloture is a vote for government funded abortion!"

Please do it NOW at: http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/

For Life,

Stop the Abortion Mandate Coalition
http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/




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1 comment:

Canada life insurance said...

This is unbelievable. As a supporter of the right to life I can't believe that such Healthcare Bill even exist. But I try to be optimistic and hope that senators will be wise. We should protect life from every point of view we are looking on it. I think that it's basic human character that life is the most valuable thing we have and that's why we should protect it.

Best regards,
Lorne