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FRC's Tony Perkins Commends Pro-life Lawmakers Who Oppose Federal Funding of Abortion
Date:7/14/2009

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins today applauded the strong stand of a group of pro-life lawmakers who at a news conference today on Capital Hill demonstrated that federal funding of abortion is contained in the current House health reform legislation. The members also showed how the bill mandates that private insurers cover abortion as a medical procedure.

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"This courageous group deserves the thanks of all Americans for exposing the real agenda of the liberal House leadership: federal funding for abortion and a government mandate that private-sector insurance firms pay for abortion," said Perkins.

"These proposals are a violation of fundamental tenets of our Constitution: that deeply-held religious convictions be respected, that the federal government not compel privately offered services to do Uncle Sam's bidding, and that the conscience rights of scores of millions of Americans be respected," Perkins noted.

The FRC president called attention to a national Zogby poll conducted in late November 2008 in which those surveyed were asked if "a bill that would force many employers to provide health insurance to their employees" should "require insurance plans to pay for abortions." Seventy-one percent of respondents said no.

Another recent survey taken by the polling company(TM), inc. found that 87 percent of American adults support measures to assure "that healthcare professionals in America are not forced to participate in procedures and practices to which they have moral objections."

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