Tuesday, June 30, 2009

No hope for DC mothers

from Focus on the Family Citizen Link
Every time I visit DC, I see the amount of poverty in the neighborhood with the Capitol building and I wonder if it doesn't make the residents cynical of the federal government. With Obama's latest move, I don't blame them for being cynical.
This legislation will not bring hope or change to the women of Washington. Blacks already have the highest abortion rate, and this neighborhood is heavily African American. It's tragic that Obama won't pay for their children's school vouchers, but we WILL pay to kill their children.
The House Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee has approved its annual appropriations bill with language to gut the longstanding ban on taxpayer funding for abortion in the District of Columbia.
The bill adopted the Obama administration proposal to make public funds available for abortion in D.C. It represents a removal of what has come to be known as "the Dornan amendment," which prohibits taxpayer dollars appropriated for D.C. from being used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.
Please take a moment to contact your member of Congress and ask him or her to support the reinstatement of the Dornan amendment into the Financial Services Appropriations bill. Members are back home in their districts right now, so please contact their district offices.
You can find that information at the CitizenLink Action Center.
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