Monday, July 6, 2009

Obama's "Common Ground" On Abortion Is A Joke

Ask yourself this question. If President Obama and his Administration were serious about reducing the number of abortions, then why would they want abortions covered as part of their health care bill? Answer: they are not truly concerned about reducing the number of abortions, only reducing the level of opposition to President Obama's radical pro-abortion policies. Even feminists are crying foul at the measly 19 pro-life Democrats who are trying to stop abortion from being covered in the upcoming health care legislation.

"Action alerts from reproductive rights organizations have shared the information that 19 anti-choice Democrats are trying to keep abortion coverage out of health care reform, putting politics over women's health. An attack on reproductive health services from within the Democratic party is a powerful move that could keep millions of women from accessing important medical care.

Politicians work for the voters. It is important to elect officials who voice support for our issues, make sure they legislate the way we want and hold them accountable if they do not. So I want to share the names of the 19 Democrats who sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to exclude abortion coverage from health care reform:

Reps. Dan Boren (D-OK); Bart Stupak (D-MI); Colin Peterson (D-MN); Tim Holden (D-PA); Travis Childers (D-MS); Lincoln Davis (D-TN); Heath Shuler (D-NC) Solomon Ortiz (D-TX); Mike McIntyre (D-NC); Jerry Costello (D-IL); Gene Taylor (D-MS); James Oberstar (D-MN); Bobby Bright (D-AL); Steve Driehaus (D-OH); Marcy Kaptur (D-OH); Charlie Melancon (D-LA); John Murtha (D-PA); Paul Kanjorski (D-PA); and Kathleen Dahlkemper (D-PA).

You can read the full letter here .

If you live or vote in any of these Representative's districts you have someone to organize against and vote out of office next election cycle. What good is electing a Democrat if they use their position to legislate against women's health and rights?"

I cannot say this enough, but there is no real fundamental difference between being pro-choice and pro-abortion.