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National Lobby Day

Pro-abortion activists are descending upon Washington, DC today. Desperate to see abortion covered in the proposed government healthcare plan, they have banded together for a National Lobby Day.

More than 50 organizations teamed up, frantic to find enough warm bodies to make a decent showing. They hoped for thousands. They planned for weeks. But only 500 are expected to participate today, says one Planned Parenthood spokesperson.

I think it’s getting harder to find support for their radical agenda.

Recent polls by the Washington Post, ABC News and CNN show that more than 60 percent of Americans don’t support federal funding for abortion.

That’s a great sign. And it’s making pro-abortionists downright angry.

Today, they plan to meet with as many senators as possible. They’ll insist that it’s a good thing, even necessary to send our federal tax dollars to abortion mills. That the killing of an unborn baby is the same as any other kind of healthcare.

Abortion is not healthcare. So, we need to act fast.

We already sent the message loud and clear to the US House. The bipartisan Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which passed by a vote of 240-194, was an essential step in the right direction.

The amendment reinforces that taxpayer-supported insurance plans-using our money-shouldn’t pay for killing innocent human life. Women can still purchase private insurance plans or supplemental policies that cover abortion but with their money, not ours.

That seems reasonable, many might say. But a National Organization for Women memo labels the measure “abusive,” “dangerous” and “sexist.” They want to force us to pay for millions of tragedies.

The good news is that Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) plans to introduce a “Stupak-like” amendment to the Senate bill. Unfortunately, given today’s attack from the pro-abortion delegation and the sheer numbers of a pro-abortion majority in Congress, any pro-life amendments-and those who support them-will face severe criticism.

Please take a moment to encourage your Senators to stand strong for life. Remind them that outside Washington, DC there’s a host of people just like you and me ready to cheer them on today and every day. A phone call, a letter, an e-mail from each of us.they add up quickly. Let’s act quickly and turn today into a Pro-Life Lobby Day.

Sincerely for the babies,
Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute

12/02/09

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Bradley Mattes
President, Life Issues Institute

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