UPDATE, 12/9, 8:35a: According to a House source:

The omnibus appropriations bill was considered by a House-Senate Conference [last] night and according to reports (text is not yet available for review), the Mexico City Policy and federal employee provisions were fixed and are no longer a pro-life problem in the bill. But, the hostile DC abortion funding provision was retained. That means that the conference report to be voted on by the House and Senate contains a change to the DC funding policy that would allow congressionally appropriated funds to be used to pay for abortion on demand in the District of Columbia.

abortion zombies, healthcare, harry reid.jpg12/8, 12:07p: The push for public funded abortions in healthcare isn’t enough. Pro-aborts never sleep in their bloodthirsty quest to advance taxpayer funding and access to abortion. The National Right to Life Committee issued this heads up last night:

35 senators today warned congressional Democratic leaders against attempting to use omnibus appropriations legislation as a vehicle to overturn longstanding pro-life policies on 3 different issues….

In a letter delivered today to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV), the 35 Republican senators, led by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), warned that if any of the provisions making pro-abortion policy changes are included, the omnibus legislation will face stiff resistance. “We want to assure you that we are prepared to take full advantage of our rights under Senate rules” to prevent enactment of the abortion-related provisions, the letter states….
Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the NRLC), commented: “At the same time that congressional Democratic leaders are trying to win enactment of government-funded abortion in their health care legislation, they are also considering using end-of-year omnibus appropriations legislation to try to smuggle in removals of longstanding bans on government-funded abortion in the nation’s Capitol, and in their own insurance plans.”
Democratic leaders are currently crafting omnibus appropriations legislation that will encompass most or all of the 7 regular appropriations bills that have not yet been enacted for the current fiscal year.
The possible abortion-related provisions at issue would:

  • lift a longstanding ban on funding of abortions by the city government of Washington, DC, allowing funding of abortion on demand with funds appropriated by Congress
  • lift a longstanding ban on coverage of elective abortions in the private health plans that participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, which covers over 7 million federal employees and dependents, including most members of Congress
  • permanently prevent any US president from restricting US funding of foreign organizations that are committed to promoting abortion as a method of birth control [JLS note: Mexico City policy]
  • So add your opposition to these 3 provisions when you call your senators opposing public funding in healthcare.

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