AULA Applauds Speaker Boehner for Achieving Strategic Votes on Abortion Issues

 

CALLS ON THE U.S. SENATE TO GET THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF ABORTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-11-11) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest thanked House Speaker John Boehner today for his leadership in gaining Senate votes on de-funding the scandal-ridden Planned Parenthood and repealing the President’s pro-abortion health care law.

“Speaker Boehner achieved what most said was impossible - cutting taxpayer funding of abortion in the District of Columbia and guaranteeing straight up-or-down votes in the Senate on both defunding Planned Parenthood  and President Obama’s pro-abortion health care law,” she noted. “AULA has long worked for those goals. Now it is time for the U.S. Senate to go on record on these critical issues and to get the American taxpayer out of the business of funding abortion. Their vote will be closely watched and AULA intends to score both as key votes.

Dr. Yoest also made the following statement:

“Americans United for Life Action calls on the Senate to defund the abortion industry – one of the most bi-partisan budget cuts available as more than 70 percent of Americans do not support using tax dollars to pay for abortions. And as AUL argued extensively during the health care debate, President Obama’s health care law includes numerous vehicles for subsidizing abortion. A vote on that critical piece of legislation is also a pro-life victory.

“Long-term de-funding of abortion is a strategic goal that has advanced this session, thanks to hard work and key support. More can be done, but we see pro-life momentum and look to the Senate to respect the wishes of the American people regarding federal funding of abortion.”