Upcoming Seminar on Massive Abortion, Health Care Debate Shows Pro-Life Unity

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 21, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Upcoming Seminar on Massive Abortion, Health Care Debate Shows Pro-Life Unity

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 21
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With the health care proposal in Congress culminating in what could be the largest expansion of abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion since Roe v. Wade, numerous national pro-life groups are banding together for an unprecedented webcast to educate and activate pro-life people.

A Thursday night webcast featuring leading representatives of several pro-life groups could see more than 100,000 participate to learn what they can do.

Some of the leaders who will participate include Focus on the Family’s James Dobson, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Father Frank Pavone, and Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life.

David Bereit of 40 Days for Life is one of the organizers and participants and he tells LifeNews.com that the pro-life movement needs to get energized immediately about this massive battle.

Bereit says the final health care package, if it does not include specific abortion exclusions, would "impose the cornerstones of the FOCA bill by stealth – an abortion mandate and taxpayer-funding abortion."

The current Congressional measure would also "force taxpayers to fund a huge abortion industry bailout — something the majority of Americans oppose, and certainly cannot afford in these tough economic times" and would "mandate that virtually every American be forced into a health plan that includes abortion coverage."

Because pro-life amendments to the bills have been rejected, the measures also put the conscience rights of health care professionals and state abortion laws at risk.

Bereit concludes, "Momentum is picking up. 20 pro-life Democrats have a sent a letter to Pelosi saying they will not support a healthcare bill that includes taxpayer-funded abortion in it and this past weekend the Congressional Budget Office director said that mandating abortion coverage and tax-payer funding cannot be ruled out yet."

Other pro-life leaders who will participate include Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family, Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Congressman Chris Smith, and Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Related web sites:
Stop the Abortion Mandate Webinar – https://www.StopTheAbortionMandate.com

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