Friday, November 05, 2010

Pro-lifers Eye Congressional Agenda, Abortionists on Guard

Pro-abortion forces are preparing to battle pro-life congressmen as they press 2010 legislation aimed at stopping abortion funding in ObamaCare, as well as any future tax-payer funding of abortion.

UPDATE 1/20/11: Rep. Chris Smith introduces HR 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"

-- From "Pro-Life Groups Make Tax-Funded Abortion Ban Priority for Congress" by Steven Ertelt, 11/5/10

The bill in question is the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act [H.R.5939] sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, the chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.

It essentially combines all of the many different provisions pro-life advocates have pressed for in numerous bills covering various federal agencies and programs stopping abortion funding that have to be renewed annually and makes them permanent federal law.

The House is expected to take up the measure, which Republican leaders put in their Pledge With America, but, after an expected passage in the House, the fate of the legislation is in the hands of Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama, and both support abortion funding at taxpayer expense.

[Pro-lifers are] also urging members of the House to take up and pass the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, sponsored by pro-life Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, which would ensure tax dollars are not sent to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood under Title X family planning funds.

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From "US women brace for abortion fight with new lawmakers" by Karin Zeitvogel, AFP 11/4/10

US [pro-abortion] women's groups Thursday were bracing for a fight over abortion rights and gender equality with the new conservative majority in Congress.

"We now face an anti-choice majority and a new speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest women's group in the United States.

O'Neill warned that soon-to-be speaker of the House, John Boehner, "has made it no secret that he is anti-choice and anti-equal marriage," but vowed to fight him and his conservative phalanx in the House with the help of progressive lawmakers who managed to survive the midterm election bloodbath.

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