The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Call Kirk Again! U. S. House sneaks in new abortion funding!
Senator Nelson is warning that, if his amendment restricting abortion funding does not pass the Senate, he will filibuster the entire bill. We need more senators to stand with him. Senator Kirk favors restricting government funding of abortion (the Hyde amendment), so he should oppose funding in the health care bills. VOTE SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
Call Senator Kirk tonight or Tuesday at 202-224-4543. Urge him to vote for the Nelson - Hatch - Casey Amendment. Senator Casey signing on is a coup!
Meanwhile, in the House, members are trying to use an omnibus appropriations bill to fund abortions not currently funded.
The Financial Services Appropriations Bills would overturn longstanding federal law prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortions in the District of Columbia.
The Financial Services Bill would overturn the federal law that prohibits paying for abortions for federal employees under their government-supplied health insurance plans.
The Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill amends the Foreign Assistance Act so that no future president can undo the executive order President Barack Obama has put in place overturning the Mexico City Policy, under which Americans were not forced to fund groups that promote and perform abortions in other countries. VOTE SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK
Call your Congressman immediately urging a "no" vote on the Omnibus Appropriations Bill!
John W. Olver (D-01), 202-225-5335 Richard E. Neal (D-02), 202-225-5601 James P. McGovern (D-03), 202-225-6101 Barney Frank (D-04), 202-225-5931 Niki Tsongas (D-05), Phone: (202)225-3411 John F. Tierney (D-06), 202-225-8020 Edward J. Markey (D-07, 202-225-2836 Michael Capuano (D-08), 202-225-5111 Stephen F. Lynch (D-09), 202-225-8273 William D. Delahunt (D-10), 202-225-3111