President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continue to push hard for congressional votes on sweeping health care restructuring legislation before the congressional recess begins in early August. Today’s edition of the New York Times (July 20, 2009) contains a very important article titled “Health Bill Might Direct Tax Money to Abortion, by Robert Pear and Adam Liptak, here. The story reports on the July 19 statement by White House Budget Director Peter R. Orszag that he was “not prepared to say” that the pending health care bills will not pay for abortion.
The article goes on to quote NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson as saying the legislation “would result in the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.” The article quotes directly from an NRLC analysis of the House bill that the White House is backing. The analysis is posted here.
“Abortion policy is emerging as a major issue on health care restructuring legislation, as the public is awakening to the Obama Administration’s attempt to smuggle into law the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade,“ said NRLC’s Johnson. “These bills, which President Obama is pushing hard, would result in federally mandated coverage of abortion by nearly all health plans, federally mandated recruitment of abortionists by local health networks, and nullification of many state abortion laws. They would also result in federal funding of abortion on a massive scale. The pro-life movement needs to go to Condition Red on these bills, because they pose a mortal threat to the unborn and they are on a fast track to enactment.”
Take action today and tell your representatives that you want abortion explicitly excluded from healthcare reform proposals. By clicking here you will access an up-to-date report on the legislative situation on this critical legislation and be able to contact your representatives directly. As Congressman Chris Smith has said regarding the stealth abortion agenda, “This is the big one!”