House passes bill to ban abortion funding

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DFLA Newsletter
January, 2017     
 
 
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
January 25, 207
Contact: Kristen Day/703-424-6663
 
HOUSE PASSES H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
 
Thank you, Pro-Life Democratic Congressmen Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) for your votes.
 
On January 24, 2017, the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion ​Act, which would end the yearly debate over federal funding for abortion. The bill would codify the Hyde Amendment and clarify that the ​Hyde Amendment applies to the Affordable Care Act.
“Since the Hyde Amendment passed in 1978, it has been long-standing policy that no taxpayer funds shall be used to pay for abortion,” said Kristen Day, exectutive director, Democrats For Life of America.  “For decades, Congress has attached the language to the annual appropriations bills.  H.R. 7 simply does what a majority of Americans support and will make this ban permanent law." 
 
The bill's language is almost ​identical to language that has passed both the House and Senate dozens of times and has been supported by both pro-choice and pro-life legislators on both sides of the aisle. H.R. 7 would prohibit federal funding of abortion except for the cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. H.R. 7 does not prohibit abortion, nor does it prohibit health insurance plans from covering abortion. It simply clarifies that no federal funds will be used to pay for abortion.
 
“H.R. 7 is consistent with current law and the Executive Order to the Affordable Care Act that prohibits federal funding for abortion while continuing to allow women to use their own money to pay for abortion,” said Day.  “It will also provide consumers with assurances that the plan they purchase will not violate their conscience rights.”
 
The legislation will now go to the Senate for consideration.
 
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Thank you so much for the generosity of all who have donated! Thanks to you, we were able to successfully meet our matching goal of $3,000 that was matched by a generous donor, allowing all of your contributions to go twice as far!!
 
But there are still many initiatives that Democrats For Life is looking to sponsor and promote to have a continued presence nationwide, to represent the Whole-Life cause. We still need to raise $180 to attend the Pro-Life Women's Conference in May.
 
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HELP US ATTEND THE PRO-LIFE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
 
Please consider making a donation today to our Conference Fund so we can continue to spread our message. The second annual Pro-Life Women's Conference will be held June 23-25, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. We are only $180 away from our goal to be an event sponsor. Will you consider a contribution today? Please click here.
 
 

Report from the Women's March

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DFLA Newsletter
January, 2017     
 
 
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
WHOLE LIFE WOMEN MARCHED! 
 
PRO-LIFE WOMEN MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT THE WOMEN'S MARCH: "Feminism is about equality, not abortion!"
 
I was proud to join with other members of Democrats For Life of America at the Women's March in D.C. this past weekend. We worked hard for our cause prior to the election and did not see the point in marching until we heard that the organizer
 
s had banned pro-life women's groups from co-sponsoring the event. We joined up with New Wave Feminists and held our posters high! 
 
While it was a lost opportunity to unite women under the pro-feminist banner to call for political, social, and enonomic equality, it was very important for us to represent the Whole Life view. 
 
The organizers of the Women's March in D.C. were, no doubt, dismayed to see celebrities and reputable news organizations such as CNN and MSNBC question their choice to exclude the pro-life women.  Celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi told Jake Tapper, "Feminism is not about abortion.  Feminism is about equal rights....All feminism means is everyone is the same."  Padma Lakshmi on why she joined D.
 
C. protesters, CNN Online, 1/21/17.
 
Other marchers asked for our signs and thanked us for being there!
 
We had some extremely encouraging and wonderful discussions about what unites us as women. All women agreed with us when we spoke of our advocacy to end pregnancy as a pre-existing condition, and for health care. Women on both sides of the abortion debate agreed when we spoke of the importance of paid maternity leave and allowing children to stay on their parents' plans until they are 26. They also agreed with us when we said that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) saves lives. There were also women who supported and
 
agreed with our message that we should protect ALL life from conception to natural death. 
 
It was especially joyful to see the large number of youth who showed up to march as pro-lifers!  Please go to our facebook page to see the many inspirational signs they held.
 
Women have had so much success, but we will only truly win when we can support and unite ALL women's voices under the banner and advocacy for political, social, and economic equality. We don't have to agree on how to get there; we just need to support one another to achieve those goals.
 
Thanks
 
your your help and support, and we look forward to continuing the fight and share our message that we are "Pro-life for the Whole Life" at the March For Life on January 27th. Please scroll down for DFLA's events during the March For Life in Washington, D.C.!
 
 
We are still working hard to promote the Pro-Life view in our party and throughout our country, and being able to unite women everywhere to promote the cause and dignity of human life. Please consider making a donation today to help continue our efforts.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
 
Kristen
 
 
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MATCHING FUND UPDATE 
We've almost made our goal! 
 
Thank you so much to the generosity of all who have donated! We are only $310 away from our goal of $3,000. Please consider helping today. Remember, every dollar will be matched!
 
 
HELP US ATTEND THE PRO-LIFE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
 
Please consider making a donation today to our Conference Fund so we can continue to spread our message. The second annual Pro-life Women's Conference will be held June 23-25, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. We are only $300 away from our goal to be an event sponsor. Will you consider a contribution today? Please click here.
 
 

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