By Edward J. Wallace
On Jan. 28, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act; Cardinal O’Malley of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities had urged the full House to support H. R. 7. Focus now turns to the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and 25 co-sponsors have introduced the companion measure (S.946). (Sen. Wicker’s bill does not include the text of the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which was added to the House bill.) The bill would place in permanent law a consistent policy that the federal government should not use tax dollars to support or promote elective abortion. Since 1976, this principle has been embodied in the Hyde amendment to annual appropriations bills funding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and in numerous similar provisions governing a wide range of domestic and foreign programs. There has long been popular and congressional agreement in favor of this policy, and recent polls continue to show a majority of Americans agree that the government should not be funding abortions.
Contact your senators by phone: Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121 and urge your senator to please co-sponsor and support the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. (S.946). Our tax dollars should not be used to fund or promote abortion.
Washington, DC Hibernian Pro-Life March for Life: SAVE THE DATE!
When: Thursday, January 22, 2015
What: Pro-Life Breakfast at Irish Channel Restaurant @ 9:00 AM (Approx. $20); Mass – St. Mary, Mother of God which is near the restaurant – 12:00 pm.
Where: Rallying point for Hibernians – Northeast corner of 7th St & Penn Ave.
GAR Memorial on Penn Ave. Bring your banners, wear your sashes.
Meet up at 12:30 PM to join the march.
Who: Any Hibernians (officers and members) AOH & LAOH who respect life should make every effort to join the Pro-Life March for Life in Wash, DC on 1/22/15.
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites 500 H Street NW, Washington, DC/Downtown
Reservations: 202-289-5959; Ask for Special AOH and/or senior discount or group rate