Yesterday, President Obama released his health care proposal...with no mention of the Life issue. Remember, the President promised you that "no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." In a meeting last fall, I told the White House very clearly that unless they include specific legislative language banning the use of federal funds for abortion, they will be establishing taxpayer funding for abortion. The President knows what he needs to do to keep his promise and has done just the opposite.
The Washington Examiner reported yesterday that the President and his staff have met at least four times with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but that the President has not spoken to Congressman Bart Stupak sponsor of the Stupak Amendment that protected Life in the House of Representatives health care bill since September 18th, 2009. There is only one conclusion to be drawn; the Obama Administration has been working hand in hand with the pro-abortion lobby.
What You Can Do
We have learned that the President's proposal is very close to the pro-abortion health care bill passed by the Senate last December. AUL's legal team has prepared a detailed analysis that includes my original letter to the White House on this issue. KNOW THE FACTS, Click here for AUL's detailed analysis of the President's proposal.
This Thursday, February 25th, a select group of leaders from both parties are attending a White House health care summit. Our Washington staff is engaged in outreach to this select group. We've put together an action sheet with six specific questions to ask President Obama. URGE OUR LEADERS to ask President Obama these
Charmaine Yoest, Ph. D.
President & CEO
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
What's in a promise?
From Americans United for Life: