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Friday, January 10, 2014

Stop your taxes from subsidizing abortions - support No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

On Jan. 9, the US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” 
This bill simply extends a long-held principle favored by most Americans--that our tax dollars should not fund abortions, which continue to divide our nation while denying the right to life to over a million babies a year. Since abortion rights advocates insist that abortion should be a personal choice free from government involvement, let them follow through on that assertion by keeping our tax dollars out of that choice.
The “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”  would make the pro-life Hyde amendment--no taxpayer funds for abortions--permanent and government-wide and also would stop funding abortion insurance coverage in Obamacare (the “Affordable Care Act,” public law #111-148).

The subcommittee heard testimony in support of H.R. 7 from a pair of esteemed colleagues:
  • Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law (video, written testimony)
  • Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director, Secretariat of Pro-life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (video, written testimony)
Opening Statement by Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Let your Representative and Senators know you want them to support this vital legislation, by clicking on these links:
Keep tax dollars from subsidizing abortion - House bill   
Keep tax dollars from subsidizing abortion - Senate bill

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