According to "Pro-choice activist spoiling for a fight," The Washington Times, October 24, 2010, Susan A. Cohen, director of government affairs for the Guttmacher Institute, wrote an analysis, "Insurance Coverage of Abortion: The Battle to Date and the Battle to Come." Ms. Cohen's analysis starts with a review of how abortion was handled in this year's debate over health care reform:
"The whole purpose of health care reform was to expand coverage of basic health services, which logically should include the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion," she wrote.The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, introduced this summer by veteran pro-life leader Mr. Smith and 183 co-sponsors, will be used to "demagogue against abortion" in health care, Ms. Cohen predicted. In fact, the Smith bill is so sweeping, Ms. Cohen added, that it could be a "a clear political, communications and legal road map" for the anti-abortion movement.
read the full text of the HR 5939 bill here) already has 184 cosponsors--22 Democrats and 166 Republicans.
Urge your Representative to keep your tax dollars from funding abortion by cosponsoring the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The first list below names Representatives who have not yet cosponsored the bill but did vote for the similar Stupak-Pitts amendment. The second lists those who have cosponsored the bill.
Republicans who voted for Stupak/Pitts and have NOT cosponsored HR 5939:
Democrats who voted for Stupak/Pitts and have NOT yet cosponsored HR 5939
157 Original Cosponsors: Smith, C., Lipinski, Aderholt, Akin, Alexander, Austria, Bachmann, Bachus, Barrett, G., Bartlett, Barton, Bilirakis, Bishop, R., Blackburn, Blunt, Boehner, Bonner, Boozman, Boren, Boustany, Brady, K., Bright, Broun, Brown, H., Brown-Waite, Buchanan, Burgess, Burton, Buyer, Camp, Campbell, Cantor, Cao, Carter, Cassidy, Childers, Coble, Coffman, Cole, Conaway, Costello, Crenshaw, Critz, Culberson, Dahlkemper, Davis, G., Davis, L., Diaz-Balart, L., Diaz-Balart, M., Donnelly, Duncan, Elhers, Ellsworth, Emerson, Fallin, Fleming, Forbes, Fortenberry, Foxx, Franks, Gallegly, Garrett, Gingrey, Gohmert, Goodlatte, Granger, Graves, Griffith, Guthrie, Hall, R., Harper, Hensarling, Herger, Hoekstra, Hunter, Inglis, Issa, Johnson, S., Johnson, T., Jones, W., Jordan, Kanjorski, King, P., King, S., Kingston, Kline, Lamborn, Latourette, Latta, Linder, Luetkemeyer, Lummis, Lungren, Manzullo, Marchant, Marshall, McCarthy, H., McCaul, McClintock, McCotter, McHenry, McIntyre, McKeon, McMorris Rodgers, Mica, Miller, C., Miller, Gary, Moran, J., Murphy, T., Myrick, Neugebauer, Oberstar, Olson, Ortiz, Paulsen, Pence, Peterson, Pitts, Platts, Poe, Posey, Price, T., Radanovich, Rahall, Roe, Rogers (AL), Rogers (MI), Rogers, Hal, Roskam, Ros-Lehtinen, Ryan, P., Scalise, Schmidt, Schock, Sensenbrenner, Sessions, Shadegg, Shimkus, Shuster, Smith, A., Smith, L., Stearns, Sullivan, Taylor, Terry, Thompson, G., Thornberry, Tiahrt, Tiberi, Turner, Upton, Wamp, Westmoreland, Whitfield, Wilson, J., Wittman, Wolf
29 Added Cosponsors: Altmire, Bilbray, Calvert, Carney, Chaffetz, Cuellar, Driehaus, Flake, Gerlach, Graves, T., Jenkins, Melancon, Miller (FL), Latham, Lee, C., Lewis, J., LoBiondo, Lucas, Paul (TX), Petri, Putnam, Rehberg, Rohrabacher, Rooney, Ross, Royce, Simpson, Walden, Wilson, C.