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Urge Hanna to vote yes on HR 3...

...the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced a vote on this bill on or around Wednesday, May 4. 

From Library of Congress/Thomas:

5/2/2011 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 237 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules 112-71 shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. 

This major piece of legislation would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition of federal funding for abortions. Despite what some politicians and the media have reported, there is no permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion. The Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of most abortions, is an annual appropriation fight since the amendment expires at the end of every fiscal year. 

Unlike the recent Planned Parenthood debate, there is no "women's health" excuse to hide behind. This is about taxpayers and direct abortion funding—nothing else.

Congressman Hanna's contact information:

DC office: Phone: 202-225-3665, Fax: 202-225-1891
Cortland office: Phone: 607-756-2470, Fax: 607-756-2472
Auburn office: Phone: 315-252-6700, Fax: 315-252-6709
Utica office: Phone: 315-724-9740, Fax: 315-724-9746

Related: Suspects accused of causing a fetus to die or injuring it inside the womb at any stage of development would face separate criminal charges under a law North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has signed.

But, as Sister Toldjah writes,

...it’s kinda interesting that – once again – we have a law on the books here in the states that essentially says that if the baby is unwanted and the mother goes to an abortion clinic to terminate “the problem”, then it’s not a crime. But if the baby IS wanted and is harmed by a violent offender, it is considered a crime.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad the law will go onto the books later this year. But it’s worth pointing out that “is it a baby or not” is in the eye of the beholder, depending on whether or not the unborn baby is wanted...

Just sayin'.

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