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|July 15, 2009|
Obama-Led Liberals Have Eliminated D.C. Abortion Funding Ban
Please call your Member of Congress now! Ask for a "NO" vote on the Financial Services Bill unless the pro-life ban on taxpayer funding for abortion in the District of Columbia is restored.
Capitol Switchboard: 202/224-3121
As always, thank you for your dedication to the cause of life.
Last night the House Rules Committee voted against allowing consideration of the Tiahrt/Davis amendment to restore the D.C. abortion funding ban in the Financial Services Appropriations bill. The Tiahrt/Davis amendment was cosponsored by 8 additional bipartisan Members — Reps. Shuler, Jordan, Stupak, Smith, Costello, Pitts, Marshall and Bachmann.
Since the amendment was not made in order by the Rule, pro-life Members will not have an opportunity to directly vote to restore the D.C. funding ban. A vote to pass the Financial Services bill without the full D.C. funding ban, is considered a vote for taxpayer funded abortion in the District of Columbia, so Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) will be voting NO on both the rule and final passage.
Members may wish to raise this issue on the House floor during Rule debate and General debate. In particular Members who signed the attached letter led by Reps. Jordan and Shuler may wish to highlight that the letter signed by 180 members urged retention of the pro-life appropriations provisions. The letter further requested a rule to allow for consideration and an up or down vote if any provision is rescinded.
Scoring Information: Pro-life Groups are urging Members to vote against the Financial Services bill unless the pro-life policy is restored.
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