Washington D.C. — On Wednesday, October 14, AUL Action, the legislative action arm of Americans United for Life, will be releasing an online ad, “Don’t Be Fooled: Abortion is in Health Care Reform,” to raise awareness among the pro-life grassroots about taxpayer-funded abortion in the current health care reform proposals. The ad is a part of Americans United for Life Action’s Real Health Care Respects Life campaign, a project to educate citizens about the proposals in health care reform that are a threat to the sanctity of life. The ad will be released on AUL Action’s health care reform Web site: RealHealthCareRespectsLife.com as part of a project to mobilize pro-life opposition nationwide to abortion in health care reform.
AUL Action President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, said, “The overwhelming majority of Americans oppose abortion funding in health care reform. Yet, the abortion lobby and its allies on Capitol Hill continue to mislead the American public with false promises that abortion will not be in health care reform. The reality doesn’t match the rhetoric.”
Dr. Yoest adds, “This ad cuts through the deceptive rhetoric of pro-abortion politicians and shows how American taxpayers will be forced to pay for abortions against their conscience. Including government-funded abortion coverage in health care proposals, breaks with current policy which limits taxpayer-funds for abortion.”
Americans United for Life is the organization that successfully defended the Hyde Amendment before the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. McRae in 1980. The ad dispels the various claims by leading politicians who have denied that abortion is in the U.S. House and Senate health care reform proposals by providing hard-hitting examples of where abortion is stated in health care proposals. The ad ends with calling on Americans to contact their Member of Congress to stop their tax dollars from going to abortion.
AUL Action’s legal team’s in-depth analysis of life issues in the health care bills can be reviewed at AULA’s health care website: Real Health Care Respects Life.com.
Please visit RealHealthCareRespectsLife.com on Wednesday, October 14th for this groundbreaking new health care ad.
About Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. AUL has been involved in every life-related case before the Supreme Court beginning with Roe v. Wade.