Friends, I’d like to draw your attention to an article from The New York Times’ website regarding an issue that could be coming up for debate in the U.S. Senate as quickly as this summer: whether privately-financed abortions should be allowed in military hospitals.
This amendment is included in the same bill as the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Opponents of the bill argue that even though the abortions would be privately funded, they would still take place in government-funded (and thus, taxpayer-funded) hospitals.
This amendment has passed the Senate Armed Services Committee, and advocates are hoping that it will come for debate before the whole Senate and possibly the House sometime this summer.
This bill is dangerous because if passed, not only will it increase the number of abortions performed, it will inadvertently use taxpayer money to do so. Thus, those of us who oppose abortion will be funding it through the government’s use of our tax dollars!
I encourage you to read this article for more information about this important issue. After you’ve read the article, click on the link for our Citizen Action Center, where you can find information about how to contact your U.S. representative directly regarding this bill.