From National Right to Life:
WASHINGTON (July 8, 2009) – The Obama White House and Democratic congressional leaders are pushing hard for votes in late July on massive “health care reform” bills that contain provisions that would vastly expand access to abortion on demand, override state abortion laws, and establish federal funding of abortion.
Leading pro-abortion advocacy groups, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), NARAL, the National Abortion Federation, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, have made statements in recent days admitting that they hope to mandate “access” to abortion for “all women” through provisions of national health care restructuring legislation.
So far, two massive health care bills have been unveiled, one in the Senate and one in the House. The full House is expected to vote on its version of the bill at the end of July. Senate floor action could occur shortly thereafter.
“These two bills pose one of the greatest threats to pro-life policies since the Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in 1973,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states. “These bills contain multiple provisions that would result in federally mandated insurance coverage of abortion on demand, with massive federal subsidies, as well as mandated creation of many new abortion clinics and the nullification of at least some state limitations on abortion.”
“The pro-abortion movement sees federal ‘health care reform’ legislation as a golden opportunity to force-feed abortion into every nook and cranny of the health-care delivery system,” Johnson said. “Their goal, as they sometimes put it, is to ‘mainstream’ abortion. If Obama and his allies succeed, the result will be a very large increase in the number of abortions performed in America.”
Contact Senators Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond and tell their staff persons that you wish to be recorded as “opposed to Senator Kennedy’s health care bill because it contains many pro-abortion mandates.”
Also contact your Representative and let them know that you are “opposed to the House Democratic Leadership health care reform bill because it contains many pro-abortion mandates.”