Thursday, March 3, 2011

Take Action: Ask Congress to Put Pro-Life Policies into Law

imagePosted by Jennifer Mesko

The U.S. House of Representatives is one step closer to voting on a bill that would convert several pro-life policies — also known as riders — into law.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 23-14 today in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which was introduced by Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and has close to 210 co-sponsors.

H.R. 3 would prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion in all federal programs; currently a patchwork of such policies must be approved annually. The bill also would codify conscience protections for health care workers who object to abortion and other actions.

Committee member Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said: “While there are strong views on both sides of this issue, one thing is clear: The federal funding of abortion will lead to more abortions.” Read the rest …

Please urge your representative to support H.R. 3.