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Pelosi Trashes Pro-Life Bill on Mother's Day

Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:17 PM

While millions of Americans thank their mothers on Mother’s Day for the gift of life,  Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are trashing a pro-life bill, according to LifeNews. The pro-life website reports that the former House Speaker sent out a fundraising email seeking donations to pay for advertising criticizing Republican lawmakers for voting for a bill that would eliminate virtually all taxpayer funding of abortions across all governmental programs and agencies.

“Your actions today can make a difference for many of the women in your life — whether it is for a friend, your sister, your wife, your daughter, or yourself — all I ask is that you act,” Pelosi wrote in the email titled “the Republican War on Women.”

"This week, Republicans voted unanimously on an extremist anti-choice bill that would deny millions of women access to reproductive health care. For the first time ever, restrictions would be placed on how women with private insurance choose to spend their private dollars on health insurance.

"We cannot sit silent in the face of this extremist agenda."

The bill in question, that the House approved Wednesday on a 251-175 vote with Republicans voting 235-0 for the bill and Democrats voting 175-16 against it, does nothing to take away healthcare access. according to LifeNews. The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support abortions, LifeNews reports.

Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who is the lead sponsor of the bill, informed the House that a study by the Guttmacher Institute, the pro-abortion former research apparatus of Planned Parenthood, released a study noting that one-quarter of women who otherwise would have had abortions chose to give birth when taxpayer dollars were not available to pay for abortions of their children.

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