In an historic healthcare vote, the Democrat-led House of Representatives excludes taxpayer-funded abortions and signals the “beginning of the end” for abortion in America.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 – Taxpayer-funded abortion was excluded from the final healthcare bill, even though the public funding of abortion was a key component of President Obama’s presidential campaign and was strongly supported by Speaker Pelosi and House leadership.
In spite of these facts, a healthcare bill including abortion funding would not pass.
This vote is a reminder that America is turning away from the violence of abortion and embracing social justice and human rights for all.
It is now critical for the pro-life community to passionately and prayerfully work to ensure that taxpayer-funded abortions are not part of the Senate bill and that they are excluded from the final passage of any healthcare legislation.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, who led a national campaign called “Abortion is Not Health Care” for the past several months, states:
“This historic vote in the United States House of Representatives signals the beginning of the end for Roe v. Wade. President Obama made taxpayer-funded abortions a key part of his presidential campaign, and Speaker Pelosi and the House leadership strongly supported it.
“Pro-choice groups spent millions of dollars to have taxpayer-funded abortions included in healthcare legislation, to no avail.
“It is important to note that taxpayer-funded abortions were excluded from the healthcare bill because of the votes of Democrats in the House, not conservative Republicans. This vote shows what recent national polls have demonstrated, and that is America is turning away from abortion and embracing human rights and a culture of life.
“The pro-life community must now passionately and prayerfully work to ensure that taxpayer-funded abortions are not a part of the Senate bill or any final vote on healthcare.
“The House got it right. Abortion is not healthcare.”