A memo from Missouri Right to Life:
Fight the Obama Abortion Agenda:
1. Urge Congress not to authorize funding of
research that kills human embryos
The Obama administration is pushing a step-by-step agenda to create and harvest human embryos for research. While the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced on April 16th that it would conduct research experiments only on “leftover” embryos from in-vitro fertilizations, it has also asserted that it can go much further when it so decides. Leading pro-abortion Democrats in this matter now refer to these embryos as “medical waste.”
National Right to Life believes that Democrats in Congress will suddenly bring up new legislation that they will claim “only codifies” the April 16 NIH decision, but which will, in fact, authorize further expansions involving the deliberate creations of human embryos for use in research by human cloning and other methods.
The House of Representatives may vote on this matter early this week, so please e-mail your opposition today.
2. Urge Congress to Exclude Abortion from “Health Care Reform.”
NRLC believes that the impending legislation will contain provisions that will amount to a mandate for employers to offer insurance that would pay for abortion on demand, funded by government-mandated premiums and taxes. The plan will likely include coverage of abortion on demand for low-income citizens.
On July 17, 2007, during President Obama’s presidential campaign, he told the annual Planned Parenthood Conference “in my mind, reproductive care is essential care, basic care, so it is a the center, the heart of the plan I propose….insurers are going to have to abide by the same rules in terms of providing comprehensive care…that’s going to be absolutely vital”.
NRLC Federal Legislation Director, Douglas Johnson, notes “Pro-life Americans should vigorously oppose any federal “health care reform” that doesn’t explicitly exclude abortion from the scope of any government-defined or government-mandated packages of health care services.
The House and Senate are expected to vote on “health care reform” legislation this summer, soon after it is formally unveiled.
3. Urge Senators to oppose confirmation of pro-abortion activist Dawn Johnsen.
President Barack Obama has nominated a radical pro-abortion activist, Dawn Johnsen, to one of the most important legal positions in the federal Executive Branch—the assistant attorney general of the Office of Legal Counsel.
The vote on her nomination by the full Senate may come early this week, with a Republican filibuster possible.
For more background on all the above and sample e-mails, access NRL website www.nrlc.org and click on:
LEGISLATION/LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER