Monday, January 11, 2010

Lives at stake as final vote approaches

A group of leading Democrats in Congress, in collaboration with the White House, is formulating a final version of health care reform legislation. This version will then be sent back to the House and Senate chambers for a final vote, after which (assuming passage) Pres. Barack Obama would sign the bill into law.

The bill is almost certain to include dangerous provisions that would lead to the rationing of care for some of America’s most vulnerable persons. It may also expand abortion nationwide by, among other elements, allowing federal funding of health plans that cover elective abortions.

National Right to Life (NRLC) has explained in detail the numerous pro-abortion problems with the Senate version of the health care legislation, which likely is being used as the basis for the final bill. "The Senate-passed bill contains provisions that would ultimately result in substantial expansions of abortion, driven by federal administrative decrees and federal subsidies," NRLC notes.

Pro-life citizens must contact their representatives in both the U.S. House and Senate with this message:

"The health care legislation must be changed to prevent the rationing of care, and it must include the Stupak amendment language (adopted in the House version) that prevents federal funding of abortion. If the final bill still rations care or funds abortion, please vote against it."

Contact information for Minnesota's Congressional delegation can be found here.