Thursday, May 26, 2011

U.S. House blocks ObamaCare funds!

U.S. House blocks ObamaCare funds for teaching abortion to new doctors

BY PETER J. SMITH
Thu May 26, 2011 11:39 EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to ban federal funds for teaching abortion techniques to medical students at public health centers.

The House voted 234-182 for the amendment proposed by pro-life U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.). Thirteen Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill, while ten Republicans voted with Democrats against it.

Foxx’s amendment (HR 1216) changes a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which had created a line of direct funding for qualified teaching health centers (including Title X “family planning” clinics) to establish or expand programs for medical residents.

The bill instead makes the centers dependent on annual appropriations from Congress, and requires that the funds allotted for qualified teaching health centers not be used to subsidize “abortion or training in the provision of abortions.” Click "Here" for complete article.

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Way too go U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx! This is another thorn in the side of the Obama administration’s eagerness to support and fund abortion with tax payers money. Fox said on the House floor during Tuesday’s debate, “My amendment is designed to protect life, and the livelihoods of those who defend it.”

Foxx also added that her amendment supports the majority of U.S. taxpayers opposed to public funding of abortion and seeks “to ensure that their hard-earned money does not go to organizations that promote abortion or discriminate against pro-life health care providers.”

Let us continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2), lifting up our government and the people that are elected to serve us. It is my prayer today that God will continue to give wisdom and courage to those who speak out for the protection of the unborn so their cries will be heard all around the world. I pray this all in Jesus' name. Amen.

5 comments:

taio said...

great post

dfish said...

While it's a small step, it is important because it limits one area of growth. for too long the "liberal" movement has been able ot impose their standards with no concern for the beliefs or practices of others. More importantly, it is a slight movement toward what God demands.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is good news! And didn't the Illinois governer, Daniels, recently cut funding to Planned Parenthood because they promote abortion?

Joy said...

Thanks for posting this, Lloyd. I was not aware of this. So much is going on in the news daily, it is difficult (impossible!) for the average American to catch everything. Thank God for this woman standing up for the unborn--and the American taxpayer!

Never Forsaken said...

Truly a victory for righteousness!
But remember that the battle is not over yet, even though we already know who wins the war.
(Col.2:14) He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross. Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.