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November 17, 2009
AFA urges SENATE not to tamper with Stupak-Pitts pro-life amendment

The Senate may vote as early as Thursday to move on its version of the government takeover of health care.

At the president's urging, Democrats are expected to use a parliamentary maneuver which will enable them to strip the pro-life Stupak-Pitts amendment from the House bill and push through a bill that will use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions.

American Family Association (AFA) President Tim Wildmon said, "We oppose the government takeover of health care, period. But we must especially make our voices heard when human life is at stake. If a health care bill were to make it to the president's desk, we have to insist that it does not involve taxpayer funding for abortions. That's why we will adamantly resist any attempt to take the Stupak-Pitts language out of the bill."

The AFA opposes the Democrats' plan for the government to take over health care because it will increase the cost of health care, require rationing of care to seniors, create 111 new bureaucracies, and increase the already bloated federal deficit by a staggering amount.

Bryan Fischer, AFA director of issues analysis, said, "You always get more of what you subsidize. The chances are high that the number of abortions will jump by a third if the Democrats force taxpayers to fund them."

The AFA sent out an action alert to its 2.3 million member network on Tuesday, asking members to contact their senators and urge them to retain the Stupak-Pitts language.


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