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Crucial Pro-Life Protections in Danger

By November 10, 2011LAC Hot Topics/Alerts
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Dear Friends,

Instead of working to get our fiscal house back in order, the Senate will be voting on a minibus spending bill next week that focuses on demolishing several pro-life protections.

This minibus includes Senator Lautenbergs (D-New Jersey) amendment to permanently prohibit future presidents from implementing the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy, first implemented by President Reagan, disallows tax-dollars to be used to subsidize organizations that promote or perform abortions abroad.

It also increases International Family Planning funds $125 million over last years and includes $40 million requested by President Obama for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is complicit in Chinas barbaric program of forced and coercive abortion and sterilization.

Finally, the minibus once again lifts the D.C. Abortion and Federal Employee Benefits Health bans on elective abortions.

Several pro-life senators are readying amendments to fix these concerns as we speak, but they need your help now!Please call your senators now at 202-224-3121 and urge them to support the following amendments:

1.An amendment to strike the Lautenberg language that prevents future administrations from reinstating the Mexico City Policy.

2.An amendment to prevent taxpayer funding of abortions in the District of Columbia.

3.An amendment to ensure that Federal Employee health plans do not include elective abortion coverage.

4.An amendment to defund UNFPA.

5.An amendment to decrease funding for International Family Planning.