Tuesday, May 3, 2011

No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act: Call and ask your Representative to “Vote Yes on H.R. 3"

Dear Friend of CV,

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced a major vote on the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (H.R. 3) on or around Wednesday, May 4.

This major piece of legislation would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition of federal funding for abortions.

Please take 3 minutes and tell your Representative: “Vote Yes on H.R. 3.”

Call the Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or look up your Representatives phone number here: http://www.house.gov/zip/ZIP2Rep.html

Despite what the some politicians and the media have reported, there is no permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion.

During the recent debate over taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood as well as the health-care debate, President Obama and others repeatedly cited the Hyde Amendment as “settled federal law.” But the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of most abortions, is an annual appropriation fight. What pro-abortion advocates don't want you to know is that the Hyde Amendment expires at the end of every fiscal year.

That’s why we need a permanent, government-wide ban on direct federal funding of abortion, including federal subsidies for health plans that cover abortion.

At stake in Wednesday’s expected vote is an important principle. Our government wastes a lot of money. But waste on pork projects is one thing. Forcing American taxpayers to directly fund a procedure that results in the intentional death of an unborn child is unacceptable. And over 60% of Americans agree with us.1

There facts are plain -- the Hyde Amendment has saved thousands of lives every year. And now the pro-life majority in the House is behind us. We must make this ban permanent!

Call your Representative today at (202) 224-3121.

Finally -- you should know that even though we were unable to stop federal funding of Planned Parenthood this year, several states are moving legislation that would block this notorious organization from receiving state aid. This week, Indiana is expected to be the first to end state funding to Planned Parenthood. And other states may follow.

Our work together to expose Planned Parenthood is moving forward. There is much more work ahead, but we are making progress.

Politicians have no room to hide on this one. There is no "women's health" excuse to hide behind. This is about taxpayers and direct abortion funding -- nothing else.

Let’s build on this momentum. Let’s enshrine in federal law a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion.

Urge your Representative to "Vote Yes on H.R. 3."

Brian Burch

1. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/11/18/abortion.poll/

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