U.S. House to Vote on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act!
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a major pro-life bill – the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) – on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Ohio Right to Life urges you to contact the office of your representative in the U.S. House, to urge him or her to support H.R. 3 and to oppose all amendments that may be offered by opponents of the bill.
Currently, there is a patchwork of different federal laws that restrict federal funding of abortion. However, many of these restrictions (such as the well-known Hyde Amendment, which applies to the federal Medicaid program) expire every year – which forces the pro-life side to re-fight the same battles in Congress, year after year. Moreover, in a number of federal programs – notably, some major new programs created by the massive Obama health care law in 2010 – federal subsidies for abortion are currently permissible under law. H.R. 3 would replace this leaky patchwork with a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion and federal subsidies for health plans that cover abortion.
The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act is sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL), the co-chairs of the House Pro-Life Caucus. To see an always-current list of co-sponsors of the bill, CLICK HERE.
Contact your Representative today to urge support of H.R. 3! CLICK HERE to find your Representatives!
Ohio Congressional Representatives
Austria, Steve, 7th District – (202) 225-4324
Boehner, John A., 8th District – (202) 225-6205
Chabot, Steve, 1st District – (202) 225-2216
Fudge, Marcia L.,11th District – (202) 225-7032
Gibbs, Bob, 18th District – (202) 225-6265
Johnson, Bill, 6th District – (202) 225-5705
Jordan, Jim, 4th District – (202) 225-2676
Kaptur, Marcy, 9th District – (202) 225-4146
Kucinich, Dennis J., 10th District – (202) 225-5871
LaTourette, Steven C., 14th District – (202) 225-5731
Latta, Robert E., 5th District – (202) 225-6405
Renacci, Jim, 16th District – (202) 225-3876
Ryan, Tim, 17th District – 202-225-5261
Schmidt, Jean, 2nd District – (202) 225-3164
Stivers, Steve, 15th District – (202) 225-2015
Sutton, Betty, 13th District – (202) 225-3401
Tiberi, Pat, 12th District – (202) 225-5355
Turner, Michael, 3rd District – (202) 225-6465