The U.S. House of Representatives will begin voting this week on HR 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
HR 3 will prevent the use of federal taxpayer funds to pay for elective abortion. If HR 3 does not become law, we as taxpayers may soon be paying for 675,000 abortions a year.
A 2011 CNN opinion research poll says that 61 percent of Americans oppose the use of taxpayer funding for abortions even when a woman can’t afford it. A 2010 Zogby poll found that 77 percent of Americans do not believe that federal funds should ever pay for abortions or should pay only to save the life of the mother.
HR 3 is needed to override the abortion funding provisions in ObamaCare. President Obama’s executive order prohibiting taxpayer funded abortions in ObamaCare is meaningless, because an executive order does not trump the actual text of legislation enacted by Congress.
Take ACTION: Please send a messge to your U.S. Representative and your two U.S. Senators to support HR 3. The message will also go to President Obama and Vice President Biden.
You can also call the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Co-sponsors of this legislation are: Jerry Costello (D-Belleville), Randy Hultgren (R-Dixon), Timothy Johnson (R-Champaign), Adam Kinzinger(R-Joliet), Daniel Lipinski (D-Chicago), Donald Manzullo (R-Rockford), Robert Schilling (R-Galesburg), Aaron Shock (R-Peoria) and John Shimkus (R-Centralia).
Thank you for taking action.