Like abortion or not, soon we may all have to pay for them.
“It’s Girl, but I want a boy.”
Bad Hair Day?
Whatever the reason abortion is legal.
Now Pro-Lifers will fund abortions. (A simple follow-on tax: we already fund Planned Parenthood offices with our tax dollars.)
Charmaine sends this along,
Dear Friend of Life,
They did it. On Christmas Eve, the Senate pushed through the largest expansion of federally-funded abortion since Roe v. Wade. This reckless bill will subsidize insurance plans that cover elective abortions – and your tax dollars will be paying for it.
Americans United for Life is fighting back against taxpayer-funded abortions. Will you stand with us against Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Planned Parenthood by making a year-end, tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more?
The taking of innocent life is indefensible, and now they want to force you to pay for it. Your tax dollars should never be used to pay for abortions.
For the first time in history, this irresponsible bill actually imposes a mandatory abortion tax on unwilling Americans. Even if you never intend to have an abortion, this bill forces you to pay for elective abortion coverage with your tax dollars! However there is still time to prevent this tragedy.
Please help us fight back against taxpayer-funded abortions with an urgently needed year-end, tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more. I’m counting on your financial support so we can continue our life-saving work today.
We urgently need you to stand with us and the millions of pro-life Americans who will be funding abortions every time we pay our federal income taxes. The pro-abortion forces and their supporters in Congress have been emboldened by this government takeover of health care. They are rolling back decades of pro-life law and will not stop. As we enter the New Year, we will continue to stand for the cause of life and against these pro-abortion forces that are on the march.
Cash for KidsOur liberal friends at the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) want women’s stories on abortion. Click here to read their abortion agenda and click here to tell your story.
I did. Our first child miscarried (spontaneous “abortion”). Charmaine and I were a mess. We cannot image how much an elective abortion would hurt.
Many women who choose abortion — and even those who don’t — will remember the “birthday” of the aborted baby. And pain of abortion choice torments for decades.
Abortion hurts the woman and her baby.
Charmaine sends this note along to the good-guys.
Dear Friend of Life,
Congress is on the verge of authorizing the greatest single expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade – and your tax dollars will be paying for it.
For years, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and their pro-abortion allies have been quietly developing a formidable grassroots army. In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood’s Action Network claims to have recruited “more than 200,000 new supporters,” with “affiliates [that] reach every corner of America.” Planned Parenthood has also been amassing a considerable “war chest” to spread its pro-abortion message to vulnerable Americans. Last year, it reported a $1 billion budget and a profit of $85 million!
Americans United for Life cannot hope to raise that kind of money within the next few months, but we do need to raise enough to get our life-saving message out to the public. Will you help us ramp up our year-end efforts with your generous tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more to Americans United for Life?
I recently looked at Planned Parenthood’s annual report and financial summary – and you wouldn’t believe what I saw. In 2007, Planned Parenthood-affiliated “health centers” provided 305,310 abortions – but only 4,912 adoption referrals! It’s not hard to figure out where Planned Parenthood’s priorities lie. Make no mistake about it – the pro-abortion movement is an aggressive army, and it is on the march across the nation.
Americans United for Life needs significant funds to combat this pro-abortion momentum. Will you help us ramp up our year-end fight with your tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more to Americans United for Life?
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Americans United for Life
P.S. Every dollar of your year-end contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more is 100% tax-deductible. Your tax dollars should never pay for abortions, and it is only thanks to your financial support that we are able to continue to defend human life every single day. Thank you for your investment in life.
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NARAL is a marketing machine. Alert Readers will remember that NARAL was known once as the National ABORTION Rights Action League. “ABORTION” does not sell. This follows the example of KFC. Where Kentucky FRIED Chicken decided to minimize “FRIED.”
“Abortion” and “Fried.” Neither are good for people…
Senator Ben Nelson (D) of Nebraska doesn’t seem to fully understand that your tax dollars will go into the US Treasury and can come out as abortions.
Senator Dr. Tom Coburn noted an analogy: Just as taxpayer dollars go into the Treasury and come out as Social Security, all taxpayer funds are co-mingled and fungible.
To help clarify the cash flow, Charmaine sent this letter to Senator Nelson
Americans United for Life Offers Urgent Legal Briefing for Senator Nelson
AUL Legal Team Documents Reveal Details on Mandatory Abortion Tax
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At 4:45 pm today on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska made the following statement:
“…even though they [pro-life advocates] cannot constructively point out how it doesn’t prohibit the use of federal funds or wall off those funds or keep them totally segregated. They just didn’t like the language…”
As a result of this statement, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life, directed her legal team to contact the Senator’s office and offer to provide an urgent briefing to clarify the facts about abortion provisions in the bill. In addition, she has issued this statement:
Senator Nelson has a strong, consistent pro-life voting record, and his vote for the manager’s amendment was a surprise to all of us.
We have contacted his office and have offered to send our top legal team to fully brief him as soon as he has an opportunity. I believe it is absolutely critical that Senator Nelson has all of the facts before he casts his final vote on Christmas Eve.
The facts demonstrate that this bill will create the largest single expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade and impose a first-ever abortion tax on the American people.
As of this posting, Nelson’s office has not agreed to meet with the AUL legal eagles, standing by even over these Christmas holidays. The Senator has been a bit busy with constituent concerns.
Years from now your children’s children will gather at your feet as you sit in your rocker by the fire.
“Grandpa,” They will ask, “What did you do in the abortion wars?”
You will look off, with a small smile, “I fought for Life…”
Charmaine sends this along to some 500,000 of her closest friends. If you wish to join this small, intimate tribe of pro-life warriors in the abortion war sign-up here. Americans United for Life is the legal arm of the pro-life movement.
New Senate “Deal” = a $12 Abortion Tax on Unwilling Americans
It was just after 1 AM this morning when the US Senate voted to proceed with a massive takeover of health care that will result in a new mandatory ‘abortion tax’ on people across America.
As you may know, the new health care bill will create new government “exchanges” where individuals and employers can shop for health care plans. Many of these plans will cover abortions and those plans will be subsidized with taxpayer funds for the first time in American history.
This will create the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, and you will be forced to pay for it.
So what’s next? There will be a series of votes on this bill over the next several days culminating with a final vote expected at about 7pm on Christmas Eve. Please continue to call or email your Senators about this health care bill. Since many of them will be in your home state during the next week, a personal visit would be even better.
Remember, even if the Senate does pass the bill on Christmas Eve, the fight isn’t over yet.
After the first of the year, the Senate and House will have to go to conference committee and work out the differences between the two different bills each chamber has passed. Once a final version is produced, it must be passed again in both the House and Senate before it can go to the President’s desk for signature. Click here to get the details.
We will draw a final line in the sand, and together we can still defeat this bill.
Like you, for weeks now I’ve been looking forward to spending these next few days with my husband Jack, our five children, and many other family members. But we will not stand aside while the fight for life continues. Thank you for everything you have done so far and for standing with us in the days ahead.
Our liberal pro-choice friends want abortion at any time, for any reason, at an everyday low price, funded by tax payers.
Conservative pro-lifers do not want any tax dollars to pay for abortion. As well as that other stuff; like the science that life begins at conception…
Both sides are unhappy with the bill. This is not a reason for our legislators to be happy.
Yes, some cynics– ok, me– suggest that pro-choice Planned Parenthood is not genuinely against ObamaCare. Liberals are planning to hang the abortion ornament on the healthcare Christmas tree on later laps. The Alert Reader will note that AUL had a statement up immediately after the vote. Planned Parenthood, as of this writing, has not updated there website.
The Senate Democrats have proved that they are indeed, the Party of Death. Let us work to show that the House Democrats are not.
This is how bad the Senate Democrats miscalculated: An Alert Reader sends this last night,
I was not for Huckabee last year, but watching him in Nebraska, [home of Nelson(D)] I would definitely like to vote for him in 2012. Merry Christmas!
Conservatives, who outnumber liberals 2 to 1 are now mad and mobilized. And so are pro-choicers. Planned Parenthood and Huckabee are surely planning joint appearances.
60 U.S. Senators just made history by voting to move forward with a bill that imposes a first-ever mandatory abortion tax on the American people.
Majority Leader Reid held this vote in the middle of the night because he knows that the vast majority of Americans don’t want this new tax and don’t want tax dollars bankrolling insurance plans that cover abortion.
A ‘yes’ vote is a solid ‘yes’ to the expansion of federal funding for abortion.
We will be making this tragic decision clear to those constituents who have been misinformed that their Senator is pro-life.
ObamaCare cloture is not something that a Solomon would do.
Charmaine recently sent this letter on the challenges of the government take-over of healthcare,
Dear Friend of Life,
NARAL Pro-Choice America claims to have 41 solidly pro-choice Senators and 185 pro-choice Congressmen. These pro-abortion politicians and the pro-abortion special interests are working around the clock to tear down pro-life safeguards that have been in place for decades.
ObamaCare Cash for Kids Abortion Bailout
These pro-abortion efforts have intensified recently with the government takeover of health care and we expect them to ramp up even more in the weeks and months to come. You have been invaluable to the pro-life effort – including your help in getting the Stupak-Pitts Amendment passed in the House but we need your help now more than ever. We have lost key votes in the Senate and need to act now to prevent more.
Pro-abortion activists are intensifying their efforts – will you help us ramp up our efforts with your tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more to Americans United for Life? We urgently need your help now in 2009 to continue our work in the coming weeks and plan for our much-needed larger efforts in the coming months.
Americans United for Life (AUL) is our nation’s first national pro-life group, but we don’t have anywhere near the $1 billion annual budget that Planned Parenthood does. We simply have the support of pro-life families and individuals like you. We know you have been bombarded with fund raising appeals as the New Year approaches – including appeals from us – but this battle to roll back decades of existing pro-life law cannot go unchallenged. We must get our pro-life message out to as many people as possible.
We urgently need the support of you and friends of life around the nation to stand with us and support our life saving efforts before the end of 2009. Our immediate challenge is the very real prospect of taxpayer-funded abortion. For decades, the “Hyde Amendment” has served as a cornerstone of pro-life policy in preventing the government from subsidizing abortion. The number of babies saved by the Hyde Amendment numbers in the hundreds-of-thousands or even millions. And it is under relentless attack by the pro-abortion lobby.
How much does Planned Parenthood – the world’s largest abortion provider (with an annual budget in excess of $1 billion) – stand to profit from this tragedy? Planned Parenthood, and its national network of abortion clinics, generated $85 million in profit last year! How many more lives will be lost with taxpayer dollars being used to fund abortion-on-demand?
As Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and their pro-abortion allies race towards government-run health care, we move perilously close to a new world in which taxpayers will foot the bill for abortion-on-demand. This is unacceptable. The taking of innocent life is not health care. And you should never be forced to pay for abortions! This tragedy of increased abortions funded by taxpayer dollars will happen without the intensified efforts of Americans United for Life and pro-life families across our nation standing in opposition.
Will you help us ramp up our year end efforts with your urgent, tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more to Americans United for Life?
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Americans United for Life
P.S. Founded in 1971, AUL is the first national pro-life organization in America. As we enter our fourth decade of pro-life work, we’ll continue to make sure your tax dollars are never used to pay for abortions. I’m counting on your urgent year-end, tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more so AUL can continue our efforts!
Every Democratic health bill so far on offer would change 30 years of federal practice.
By CHARMAINE YOEST [Ph.D.]
The debate over health-care reform is now entering a new phase. This week, the Senate Finance Committee voted for Sen. Max Baucus’s health-care bill, which sets up a possible Senate vote on the legislation later this month. Aggressive negotiations are underway on how to handle abortion funding.
Democratic leaders claim that all they want is to maintain the “status quo” on abortion. In reality, maintaining what we have now isn’t even on the table. To do that, a health-care bill would have to explicitly prevent federal dollars from being used for elective abortions. Provisions that would have done that were killed by all five committees that have handled health-care reform bills this year. Instead, the abortion compromise in the works is a provision modeled on an amendment Rep. Lois Capps (D., Calif.) added to the House bill.
The Capps Amendment is a radical departure from the status quo. As it stands now, the federal government does not pay into health-care plans that cover elective abortions. What’s more, no government health plans cover elective abortion, period. That includes Medicaid, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and other programs.
Continued at the jump. Be sure to read the comments on the original article on WSJ.com.