CBR, healthcare, Taylor, 3.pngUPDATE, 1/9, 8:50a: The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform has announced it is suspending its plan to send Truth Trucks to pro-life Democrat MS Congressman Gene Taylor’s district after receiving this statement from Taylor’s office:

[Rep. Taylor] voted for the Stupak Amendment and then voted against the House health care bill. There is absolutely nothing in his 20-year record that would suggest that it is remotely possible that he would vote for any funding for abortions, direct or indirect, and all of his statements since at least last summer have made it very clear that he will not vote for any new health care program even if it does not have any abortion funding.

CBR is instead scooting the MS Truth Tour bus to Kathy Dahlkemper’s district in PA, after The Herald on January 7 carried this quote…

Mrs. Dahlkemper said she is concerned about differences between the House and Senate versions but said she can’t see any single issue that’s a “deal breaker.”

Perhaps 2 Truth Trucks in Dahlkemper’s district will remind her of a particular single issue worth standing up for.
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UPDATE, 1/5, 5:40p: The Hill has posted a fair piece on CBR’s plans….
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1/5, 12:55p: Usually graphic abortion photos involving politicians are targeted at pro-abort offenders.
But the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform is aiming its new campaign at voters, to remind them why they oppose public funded abortions in healthcare and why they should encourage their reps to stand strong in opposition.
CBR will operate billboard trucks in the districts of 5 Democrat congresspersons who voted for the Stupak Amendment in Round 1 but who CBR thinks needs bolstering for Round 2.
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CBR has judged these 5 the most vulnerable to defeat in the 2010 elections: Reps. Dan Boren (OK), Chris Carney (PA), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA), Steve Driehaus (OH), and Gene Taylor (MS).
CBR’s press release states:

Trucks will display large abortion photos in a campaign to remind voters that abortion is not health care and consequently should not be federally funded as an element of health care reform, either directly or indirectly.
We thank Rep. [ ] for opposing abortion funding through government subsidized health insurance policies that would launder government money through an insured’s personal checking account to create the misleading impression that public funds have thereby been transformed into private premiums. We urge [him/her] to persist in his opposition.

CBR will begin running the trucks next week and keep them going until the final version of any healthcare bill is voted on.
Following are the other 3 2 billboards…
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