Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Harry Reid on Abortion: More Tax Dollars to Planned Parenthood

Congressional liberals can't spend it fast enough! Prevention First Act to dig deficit hole deeper by sending hundreds of millions of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.

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Washington, DC — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced the Prevention First Act [S.21 and H.R.463], legislation that will improve access to women's health care, reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy and reduce abortions [sic] – all while saving scarce public health dollars.

-- From "Senate Leader Files 'Prevention First' Bill Sending Millions to Abortion Industry" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor 1/9/09

The bill would prohibit health insurance plans from excluding coverage for birth control drugs and devices.

It would also require the federal Health Department to provide information on the morning after pill to all health care providers. Hospitals that receive any federal funds would be forced to give out the drug, which can sometimes cause an abortion, to women who have been raped.
But it is the bailout of the abortion industry that most concerns Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council.

"Reid sent a very clear message about what pro-lifers can expect from the next two years by introducing [the bill]," Perkins told LifeNews.com. "The Prevention First Act would direct hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry, a business that already receives over $286 million each year from federal taxpayers."

Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business and the likely recipient of the bulk of the funding, praised the introduction of the bill in a press release.

The Family Research Council is also concerned about the morning after pill portion of the bill and Perkins said the measure would mislead women about the drug without warning them that it has the potential to cause an abortion in some circumstances if taken after conception has occurred.

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