Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Abortion in health care legislation? "Don't worry about it." says Rep. Eric J.J. Massa (NY-29)

Hi everyone,

I received this email from Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List. She speaks about the attitude of a certain Rep., pertaining to the concern Pro-Life people have about the danger of abortion coverage in the new health care legislation. Here is what she writes:

Don't worry about it.

That's what Rep. Eric J.J. Massa (NY-29) tells his constituents when it comes to abortion in health care legislation.

In a letter to an SBA List activist, he said, "I would invite you to assess HR3200 on its merits, without this decision swinging on the issue of abortion."

He thought that he would allievate the concerns of a pro-life constituent by asking her to ignore the issue?

Does he think we will just go away?

I have news for him and all the other Members of Congress who think this issue may just go away.

In this, our battle with the proponents of the culture of death, we will never, ever stop fighting to protect the unborn!

We will fight them on health care. We will fight them in the courts. We will fight them in political campaigns. We will fight them in Congress. We will fight them in the media. And we will never stop fighting them while even one innocent life is threatened.

Even mainstream news outlets recognize that the abortion issue is refusing to go away. The New York Times ran an article titled, "Abortion Fight Complicates Debate on Health Care." And it certainly has! Now, the issue of abortion is now one of the main reasons Obama's plan for radical health care overhaul is slipping away.

Over the past few months, this issue has been our top priority and top spending item. With a month to go until the vote, we know the attempt to put abortion funding in health care reform is running on fumes and frankly so is the SBA List.

Through your past support, you have helped build the reach and power of the Susan B. Anthony List so that at this time, when we are facing the greatest assault on unborn life and women since Roe, we can leverage all of our time, talent, and resources to win this battle.
God bless you and your family.

For Life,
Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

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