Coalition Will Flood Congress Next Week With Pro-Abortion Funding Message
by Steven Ertelt
November 24, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The coalition of pro-abortion organizations planning to flood Congress with people and phone calls next week to ask for abortion funding is growing. Led by pro-abortion stalwarts Planned Parenthood and NARAL, they plan to hold protests on December 2 and spend all next week lobbying.
The organizations hope thousands of people will turn up for their rallies and that thousands more will send emails or make phone calls for abortion funding.
Since the House adopted the Stupak amendment to strip the massive abortion funding from its health care bill (funding remains in the Senate version), the pro-abortion movement has seen a huge spark in activism.
Spurred on by new donations and anger that the House would dare to oppose forcing taxpayers to fund abortions, the typical list of pro-abortion groups and allied organizations has banded together to form the Coalition to Pass Health Care Reform and Stop Stupak.
"The coalitions goal is to ensure that health care reform is passed and does not restrict womens ability to purchase private health insurance that provides comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion," one pro-abortion activist said of the group.
The coalition announced today that it will hold a DC Lobby Day on Wednesday, December 2 as part of the National Week of Action next week. The goal is to ensure the "Stupak amendment is not included in the final health care reform legislation."
"The coalition is building on the wave of pro-choice activism sparked by the passage of the amendment more than two weeks ago," they said in a statement.
Members of the coalition include single-issue pro-abortion groups like "Catholics for Choice," the Center for Reproductive Rights, Emily’s List and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
But organizations whose members come from various religious groups or represent people in education are also joining on board. They have long come under criticism for not representing all people within their profession or denomination.
They include the American Medical Student Association, Coalition of Labor Union Women, National Association of Social Workers, National Council of Jewish Women, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and YWCA.
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