Washington, DC – Plans have been announced to oppose tax-funded abortion in the national health care system through a series of events on September 12-14 in Washington, DC.
As Congress returns from its summer break, the national health care debate will be at the top of their agenda. The Associate Press reported on August 5, 2009, that the new government health care plan would include tax-funded abortions.
The “Abortion is Not Health Care” campaign will include public prayer vigils, rallies, lobbying, demonstrations and cutting edge pro-life witness on Capitol Hill.
The event will begin on Saturday, September 12. There will be a large rally and 28 hours of prayer beginning Sunday, September 13-14 on the West Lawn of the Capitol.
The campaign will focus on fighting to ensure that:

• Not one dime of public money is used to pay for abortions.
• The “Conscience Clause” is not removed from health providers that decline to perform abortions.
• No federal mandate requiring health plans to cover abortions.
• No state law restricting abortion would be invalidated.
• Planned Parenthood never becomes an “essential community health provider.”

“Abortion is Not Health Care” is being organized by the Christian Defense Coalition and other national pro-life organizations, including Operation Rescue.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states:

“The most critical item on the pro-life agenda is stopping the Obama/Pelosi health care plan which includes taxpayer funded abortions. If abortion becomes part of a health care entitlement, it will add at least 25 years to our struggle toward ending the violence of abortion in America.
“President Obama talks about being a progressive leader who embraces human rights and equality for all. It is tragic that he would turn health care, which is supposed to heal and bring comfort to those in need, into something that destroys innocent life.”

For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741 202.547.1735