White House Ruse Swaying Pro-life Dems

Pro-Life Dem Leader Reported To Be Folding
Contact Pro-Life Dems Urgently

WASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2010 -- Apparently pro-life Democrats are starting to buckle under pressure. In exchange, the President has committed to issue an executive order barring taxpayer funding of abortion. This is nothing but a public acknowledgment by the President that the flawed Senate-passed bill does indeed clear the way for taxpayer funded abortions. If they were sincere, they would allow the ban on taxpayer funding to be put into the law. The executive order is meaningless as it can be rescinded at any time. Obama has previously rescinded the Mexico City policy executive order that prevented taxpayer money to be spent abortions and coerced sterilizations.

In addition, as Congresssman Dan Lungren (CA) explains, "federal court rulings indicate that taxpayer funds cannot be denied to the provision of abortion in the absence of explicit statuatory restrictions on such funding.  That is why the Hyde amendment was needed in 1976 to stop Medicaid from funding 300,000 abortions a year and why the Stupak-Pitts amendment was necessary in the legislation passed by the House."

Lungren continues, "The fact that pro-choice Democrats are not concerned about the promised Executive Order is telling.  Chief Deputy Whip and pro-choice Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz today admitted that an Executive Order cannot and will not change the language in the Senate bill and will only provide 'comfort' to Democrats with moral concerns about taxpayer funded abortion.  She stated, 'Well it can’t be changed by Executive Order, because an Executive Order can’t change the law.' "

Here is a list of the key pro-life Democrats. Please contact them right away -- or better yet, encourage people you know in or near their districts to contact them as well. Tell the the executive order solution offered by the White House is unacceptable.

Marion Berry (AR) 202-225-4076
Kathy Dahlkemper (PA) 202 225-3103
Daniel Lipinski (IL) 202-225-5701
Earl Pomeroy (ND) 202-225-2611
Nick Rahall (WV) 202-225-3452
Bart Stupak (MI) 202-225-4744
Steve Driehaus (OH) 202-225-2216
Joe Donnelly (IN) 202-225-3915
Jerry Costello (IL) 202-225-5661
Marcy Kaptur (OH) 202-225-4146
Paul Kanjorski (PA) 202-225-6511
Alan Mollohan (WV) 202-225-4172

Continue to express opposition to the Senate-passed healthcare bill to your congressman. Ask him or her to vote "NO" on the Senate-passed healthcare bill that permits abortion funding.

Find your member of congress and his or her phone number here: contactingthecongress.org.

A list of friendly congressman who particularly need reinforcement and people who have voted for the healthcare bill before who may be persuadable can be found on the CCG website.

Continue to pray for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, patroness of the Americas, Star of the New Evangelization, and patroness of Catholics for the Common Good.

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