Fortunately, there are some Democrats in the United States House of Representatives who also believe that the pro-life cause is not a partisan issue. Nineteen House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi opposing any health care reform bill that does not explicitly prohibit the coverage of abortion.
Rep. Dan Boren, a pro-life congressman from Oklahoma, organized the letter and is the lead signer of it.
"As the debate on health care reform continues and legislation is produced, it is imperative that the issue of abortion not be overlooked," they write. "Plans to mandate coverage for abortions, either directly or indirectly, are unacceptable."
"We cannot support any health care reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan," the lawmakers say. "We believe that a government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan should not be used to fund abortion."
The pro-life Democrats also want Pelosi to ensure that the Health Benefits Advisory Committee, a government panel the health care bills would establish, can't recommend that abortions be included in the covered benefits.
This is critical. Pro-abortion Democrats are giving out misleading information saying that the current health care reform package and government health care plan does not include abortion. It doesn’t even address abortion. Actually, the current plan does not specify coverage of anything. It will be up to the Health Benefits Advisory Committee to mandate the specifics of coverage. And rest assured, all of the appointees on this committee will be pro-abortion.
The Susan B. Anthony List web site has a link to email your Representative about this issue. Take action now!