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New Online Ad About Abortion in Health Care

Today, Americans United for Life’s legislative action arm, AUL Action is giving America a much-needed reality check with a new online ad that dispels the deceptive rhetoric in Washington and gives clear evidence how taxpayer dollars will go to funding abortions in health care reform.

Our new online video ad, “Don’t Be Fooled: Abortion is in Health Care Reform,” is a part of “Real Health Care Respects Life,” our initiative to mobilize pro-life opposition nationwide to abortion in health care reform.

The new ad “Don’t Be Fooled” is featured on the initiative’s Web site, RealHealthCareRespectsLife.com.

This ad cuts through the rhetoric of pro-abortion politicians and shows how American taxpayers will be forced to pay for abortions against their conscience. The ad highlights current health care reform proposals which would allow abortion in health care reform:

  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus’s bill requires the taxpayers to spend $6 billion establishing co-ops that could cover abortion.
  • The Baucus bill and the Capps Amendment to the House bill, H.R. 3200 route federal dollars to private health insurance plans that cover abortion and ensure that every area of the country will have at least one health insurance plan that covers abortion.
  • The Capps Amendment to H.R. 3200 will include abortion in the public option.

We continue to hear deceptive arguments that the Hyde Amendment prevents abortion funding and coverage in health care reform, but as the organization who successfully defended the Hyde Amendment before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980, we assure you that Hyde does not apply to the current health care reform proposals.