Family Research Council


Tell GOP: No Abortion Funding in Obamacare Replace
March 06, 2017 - Monday

Obamacare subsidizes health plans with abortion coverage. This week, House Republicans are trying to repeal and replace Obamacare in the same bill, but they must not repeat the Democrats’ mistakes – to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi – by passing the bill only to find out it funds abortion on demand after it comes out of the Senate. House Republicans must ensure that the Obamacare “replace” bill’s funding protections for the right to life of unborn babies must not be left up to chance or turned into a political bargaining chip. Your member of Congress is on one of the important committees where this “replace” bill is currently under consideration, so they need to hear from YOU.

FRC -- along with other pro-lifers – are very concerned that strict Senate budget rules could strip out any provisions stopping funding for elective abortion in health care “replace” programs such as universal tax credits and other subsidies for health care. It is wrong for the House to add “replace” provisions that are likely to become massive subsidies for abortion on demand after Senate rules are applied to the bill.

A fundamental pro-life principle is that abortion is not healthcare, and so the government should not fund or incentivize abortion on demand as healthcare. If any health care legislation fails to meet this basic test in its final version, pro-life members of the House and Senate must stand should-to-shoulder to defeat the bill.

Your Member of Congress, who is a member of one of the important House committees considering this legislation this week, needs to hear from you right now! Please call (202) 224-3121 to urge him or her not only to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood just like last year, but also not to leave pro-life funding protections up to chance. Your Representative must oppose any "replace" provisions for which the elective abortion funding restrictions are likely struck down by strict Senate budget rules.

Thank you for your vital work in defense of innocent human life.