by CatholicVoteAction on August 10th, 2010
Every time the federal government spends OUR money on healthcare — whether it’s on military bases or for prison inmates — abortion activists always clamor for taxpayer funding of abortion. The new healthcare law almost funded abortions — it was stopped only after vigilant pro-life activists discovered the plans.
That’s why Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) have called for a government-wide prohibition on taxpayer funding for virtually every abortion.
Their proposal is called H.R. 5939 — No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act. Already the bill has 162 sponsors. That means only 55 more votes are needed for this bill to pass the House. While it would face major obstacles in the Senate and likely would be vetoed by President Obama, we need to bring this debate to the American people, who overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding for abortion. Read more
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