Pro-Life Group Gives Key Congressman Petitions Opposing Tax-Funded Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
January 26, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life movement had little control over whether President Barack Obama would send taxpayer money to fund the abortion agenda overseas. They can have more input on whether Congress funds abortions directly in a variety of situations and the Family Research Council made its first move to stop that.
On Friday, officials with the national pro-life group headed to Capitol Hill to make a stand.
Led by vice president Tom McClusky, the organization made quite a statement by hauling in a whopping 45,000 petitions to the office of House Rep. David Obey.
FRC president Tony Perkins emailed LifeNews.com about the importance of delivering the petitions from pro-life advocates who don’t want their tax dollars paying for abortions.
"As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Obey has more power than any member of Congress to ensure that our tax dollars aren’t used for abortion-on-demand," he said.
"FRC will continue to present Rep. Obey with your petitions to keep Congress–and U.S. taxpayers–out of the abortion business," he added. "If you haven’t signed on, help us keep the pressure up by visiting our web site and adding your name to thousands who don’t believe in advancing a culture of death with American dollars."
Currently, pro-life laws and provisions in Congressional spending bills stop the funding of almost all abortions in certain situations.
They prohibit abortion funding with respect to health care programs on tribal lands, abortions done in the District of Columbia or on federal prisoners, and whether abortions are done at public funded military hospitals.
Congressional Democrats are expected to topple these and other pro-life protections and pro-life groups are lobbying Obey and others on key committees to keep them in place.
Related web sites:
Family Research Council – https://www.frc.org
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