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Abortion rights continue to be front-and-center in the news as health care reform (H.R. 3200) maintains its place in the political spotlight. As President Obama pushes hard and fast to get this reform package passed by the end of August, pro-lifers and abortion advocates alike are working tirelessly to see their views win out in the end.
This week, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, held a private meeting with antiabortion-rights Democrats who threaten the passage of the health reform bill because they “charge that the legislation would make abortion more widely available and more common by requiring insurance plans to pay for the procedures and providing government funding to subsidize plans that pay for them.” (Washington Post) . “Pelosi attempted to broker areas of agreement on the issue. However, antiabortion-rights Democrats contend that, beyond Wednesday’s meeting, Pelosi has not responded to their concerns by making changes to the House bill.” (Roll Call)
In addition, pro-life Republicans are working hard to stop this bill, along with pro-life organizations, such as National Right to Life Committee, Focus on the Family and Americans United for Life (AUL), who have not only demanded an audience with the president to discuss the health care bill, but also joined forces for a rally on Thursday the 23rd, to spread the word of the extreme importance of pro-lifer involvement. (If you missed the opportunity for the rally, [I’m out of town and didn’t get my email about it until today] continue to go back to the rally link or AUL for a taped version of the rally or info from it).
What can you do?
- Go here to sign a petition to the president about keeping abortion out of our health care reform.
- Go here to let the president know how you feel about conscience protection (for health-care professionals) and abortion mandates.
- Go here to get email updates from AUL, with up-to-the-minute information about the bill and links for your input and involvement.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 NIV
Thanks for giving us a place to go to to sign petitions. Thanks again for leading us in this battle. I'll be praying in the morning for this battle we are in for the unborn. Love you, Mom
However are you doing all this while moving and building? Thanks for keeping up the fight.
Signed up and sent letters to our Commander and Chief as well as my three State reps.
love you girl,
Another negative impact of health insurance reform exposed in an area I knew nothing about. Thank you for the insight.
Thanks for the petition info! Praying and believing… April
Signed the petitions — thanks for providing the info and links!
As always, thank you for your leadership.
Still praying in Oregon.