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On the eve of the March for Life, and in the face of aggressive pro-abortion moves by the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has countered by filing a motion to proceed to a cloture vote on a bill that will make long-standing abortion funding restrictions into permanent law.
In an effort to strip away the veil of secrecy from abortion funding on federal Obamacare exchanges, lawmakers on the Hill are demanding that Kathleen Sebelius publish a list of all insurers that will not provide abortion coverage.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The House Rules Committee has announced that it will meet tomorrow to discuss the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (H.R. 3) which is a good indication that the bill will come to the House floor for a vote as early as Wednesday of this week.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In stark contrast to the pro-abortion "Catholic" Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the next Speaker of the U.S. House could be a practicing Catholic who prays daily and is a staunch defender of human life. The Hill is reporting that House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), who could become the next Speaker of the House should the GOP regain the majority tomorrow as expected, recently told radio host Mike Gallagher that prayer has been one of the ways that he has been coping with the frantic pace of election-year politics. “I’ve been praying all day, every day, trying to make it through this election and make sure our team is successful,” Boehner said. “[Prayer] does work,” Boehner told Gallagher. “You’ve just got to stay at it every day and build a closer relationship with our Savior.” A practicing Roman Catholic who is staunchly pro-life, the perpetually tan chain-smoking Republican is one of 12 children from a working-class Catholic family who is now the proud father of two daughters. Boehner has never been known to mince words, and was an outspoken opponent of abortion funding in ObamaCare. When the president issued an Executive Order that allegedly corrected these problems, Boehner saw through the empty gesture. " . . . (N)o Executive Order or regulation can override a statutory mandate unless Congress passes a law that prohibits federal funding from being used in this manner," he said. Boehner also intends to press forward with a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) that will codify the Hyde Amendment which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion. Called the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act", the bill will make the Hyde Amendment permanent law. He has also vowed to repeal ObamaCare. “House Republicans are fighting to repeal this life-threatening health care law and replace it with responsible solutions focused on lowering costs and expanding access to quality, affordable care while protecting the dignity of all human life.” © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace® http://www.womenofgrace.com
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Bishops are backing the efforts of 166 U.S. Representatives who are seeking approval of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 5939) that will permanently ban all federal funding of abortions.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist If passed, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” recently introduced by pro-life Congressmen in the U.S. House, will institute a permanent, government-wide statutory ban on all taxpayer-funded abortion.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Due to persistent stalling within the Obama Administration to enforce the President’s executive order eliminating all taxpayer funding of abortions from ObamaCare, pro-life lawmakers are introducing a new bill that will write these restrictions into law.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Hundreds of pro-abortion lobbyists converged on Capitol Hill yesterday to pressure lawmakers to remove the pro-life Stupak amendment from health care reform.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Spokespersons for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are taking on the White House for its consistently misleading claims about abortion coverage in health care reform, and are expressing their disappointment that the Senate Finance Committee passed a bill that contains many problematic provisions.
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