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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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Perspective: Abortion and healthcare (OneNewsNow.com)

Star Parker - Syndicated Columnist - 11/16/2009 8:15:00 AMBookmark and Share

Star ParkerContrary to a popular fallacy that science and religion are at odds with each other, it's quite the opposite.

Science and religion are the best of friends. And like good friends, they complement each other and produce beautiful music together.

Take the recent incident of the young woman in Bryan, Texas -- the director of the Planned Parenthood abortion mill down there -- who had a change of heart and quit her job when she saw, for the first time, an unborn child on an ultrasound screen.

As Abby Johnson related her story to Bill O'Reilly, "....what I saw on the screen was a 13-week baby fighting for its life."

She walked out the door, went down the road and joined a local pro-life organization. (
See related story)

The discoveries and technologies that we gain from science make us more aware, confirm and help us understand even more clearly the truths that our religion and faith teach us. As result, like Abby Johnson, we become more responsible.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hundreds "Stand for Life" in Hawai'i

Last night, Honolulu experienced an unprecedented event, Stand for Life Hawai'i. Hundreds converged on Kaka'ako Waterfront Park Amphitheater to enjoy a Christian concert benefiting many local pro-life ministries, including Hawaii Right to Life, Hawaii Family Forum, HOPE INC, Pearson Foundation, Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Centers, and others.

Attendees heard from local performing artists Native Roots, Remember Him, and Holyjam, along with California-based Driven Cure, and internationally known Canadian act The Kry. In between musical sets, testimonies were given by the bands, local pastors, and dignitaries about the sanctity of human life. The non-profit organizations benefiting from the event also provided educational materials about life issues and local pro-life resources.

As a result of the success of Stand for Life Hawai'i, it is hoped that additional events will be planned in the future in which numerous charities, churches, and individuals may once again work together to share a message of life and hope in the community. To receive information about similar events in the future, contact Hawaii Right to Life at 808.585.8205 or hrtlprolife@yahoo.com.

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