Not only does the new health care bill include what Nancy Pelosi calls a "millionaire's tax," which will tax the most wealthy of our nation and funnel the money into paying for the $894 billion health care plan*, but it also includes federal funding for abortions.
And, Nancy Pelosi has proposed a rule for the debate on the new 1,900 page health care bill that would deny any opposition the opportunity to debate portions of the bill that include federal funding for and plans that allow for elective abortion.
Please contact your representatives today to encourage support for the Pitts-Stupak amendment, which would allow for debate on these portions of the bill. Please also ask them to stand by the fact that abortions are NOT health care!
Here are two links via the Susan B. Anthony List (a pro-life organization) that will allow you to contact your state representatives concerning this amendment. Please ask them to support the Pitts-Stupak amendment, and to oppose the Pelosi Rule:
link to Susan B. Anthony List - contact your rep to support Pitts-Stupak
link to Susan B. Anthony List - contact your reps to say abortion is not health care
It only takes a minute to contact your reps on both issues. Please find the time to do this, to keep abortion out of the health care bill.
*The new bill, like an earlier version, retains a surtax on high-income people, but increases the thresholds. The tax would hit married couples with adjusted gross incomes exceeding $1 million a year and individuals over $500,000 — just three-tenths of a percent of all households, Democrats said.