FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2015
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to news that the House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act and will delay a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act:
“One of Family Research Council’s top legislative priorities has been the passage of the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act. Polling released today by Marist finds that 68 percent of Americans remain opposed to the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions.
“Americans have been forced to violate their conscience and religious convictions long enough by being made to fund President Obama’s massive abortion scheme. It is appropriate that this new Republican controlled Congress make the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act one of their first majority initiatives.
“While we are disappointed that a handful of Members caused a delay in the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act, we applaud the leadership for remaining committed to advancing pro-life legislation. The excruciating pain that unborn babies feel at five months is a matter of biology, not a matter of belief. It is time that Congress put an end to this barbaric horror,” concluded Perkins.