Backers of Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Plan Hundreds of Rallies by Labor Day

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 25, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Backers of Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Plan Hundreds of Rallies by Labor Day

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 25
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — Opponents of the pro-abortion health care bills pending in Congress have been more vocal and outspoken than the minority of Americans who support the legislation. Announcements from leading liberal groups make it appear that will change as hundreds of rallies are planned in the coming weeks.

Face with public opinion that is strongly opposed to a government-run health plan that includes abortion and rationing components, public opinion has soured on the Congressional legislation.

To rebuild support for the bill, which could fund hundreds of thousands of abortions, the Democratic Party and the combined DNC/Obama campaign apparatus Organizing for America will push as many as 500 rallies and public events between now and September 8.

A Politico report indicates Health Care for America Now, a group pushing to create the government-run plan, is also behind the effort.

HCAN spokeswoman Jacki Schechner told the web site: “We want members of Congress to get back to work and pass reform that means something. It’s doable and we expect it to get done now.”

The events will also include old-fashioned grassroots politicking such as phone banks and email campaigns.

They will also include a bus that plans to travel to key cities to hold rallies, and they include Phoenix , Albuquerque, Denver, Des Moines, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio.

“In these last few weeks of recess we want to demonstrate the energy, passion and commitment that the American people have to health insurance reform so that when members return after Labor Day they know that they can turn their attention to getting this done because they have the backing of the American people,” Democratic party spokesman Brad Woodhouse said.

The polling data on health care is currently so poor that President Barack Obama’s ratings have taken a tumble as a result.

The latest Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll has 28 percent of Americans strongly approving of the job the president is doing, with 40 percent strongly disapproving.

More than three in five Americans (65 percent) give Obama negative ratings on the overall job he is doing on health care, according to a new Harris Poll out today.

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