On Tuesday, January 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) with bi-partisan support. The vote was 238 for, and 183 against, with 11 not voting. Thanks to all who urged their members to support this by responding to our call for action. Together we were heard!
Please follow up with your member of the House now. We want to be sure to thank all the representatives who used their votes in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, to keep our tax dollars from funding and promoting abortion. It is important that they hear from us when they boldly support life. It is also important to let those members who voted against the bill know that we are disappointed and expect better in the future. We have prepared an appropriate message to send to your representative which reflects his or her vote.
Thank you message:
Thank you very much for your recent vote in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. I am grateful that you defended our deeply cherished rights to life and freedom of conscience.
I am deeply disappointed that you voted against H.R. 7, which makes the protections of the Hyde amendment and other current funding prohibitions part of permanent law. This common-sense policy has enjoyed over 40 years of bi-partisan support. There is a long-standing consensus in our nation – even among those who identify themselves as “pro-choice” – that taxpayers should not be coerced into paying for abortions. I hope you will contemplate this consensus and vote differently in the future.