The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Monday, May 2, 2011
No taxpayer $ for abortion - U S House vote this week!
The U S House is scheduled to vote on H.R.3, the Smith, Lipinski "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion act" on or about this Wednesday, May 4th.
Currently we have a patchwork of laws, like the Hyde Amendment, which restrict some funding and need to be voted into place every year.
Also, in major new programs created by Obamacare, federal subsidies are now permissible.
H.R.3 would replace this hit-or-miss approach with a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion and federal subsidies for health plans that cover abortion.
We must call all our Congressmen.Remember Lynch and Neal voted for the Stupak funding ban and Keating, Neal, and Tsongas voted for the Continuing Resolution which had some abortion funding restrictions.
The message is to support H.R.3 and to oppose all amendments.