I received this e-mail alert from the Family Research Council. I forward it for your consideration. Tuesday is the day scheduled for a Senate committee vote. So, you may want to call today.
Members of the U.S. Senate Financial Services Committee will be voting NEXT TUESDAY on amendments to keep abortion coverage out of Sen. Max Baucus‘s (D-Mont.) health care bill. Sen. Baucus‘s health care bill explicitly includes abortion and would subsidize health plans that cover all elective abortions. Such subsidies for abortion goes well beyond the status quo of preventing federal funds either from paying for abortion or subsidizing plans that covers abortion as is prevented under current laws governing Medicaid, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has introduced several amendments that would prevent government funding for abortion and would protect current conscience laws for health workers. Please call these key Senators today and urge them to support Sen. Hatch’s amendments to keep government funded abortions out of the Baucus bill:
- Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.): 202-224-5521
- Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.): 202-224-2441
- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.): 202-224-2043
- Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.): 202-224-4843
- Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.): 202-224-5274
- Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine): 202-224-5344
What do you think?