WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-06-14) – Noting a CNN poll out today indicating that a clear majority of Americans oppose public funding of abortion, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest urged lawmakers to enact measures, such as the “No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” recently passed by the U.S. House, as well as support on-going efforts related to the anti-life policies embedded in Obamacare. “Ending public funding of abortion is the most obvious common ground in America,” said Dr. Yoest. “This poll underscores the need to protect American taxpayers from coerced funding of abortion and life-ending drugs and devices. Given what we know about the dangerous, even deadly, impact of abortion on women and their unborn children, we must act to end the forced participation in taxpayer funding of Big Abortion.”
“Politically insulated and coddled by powerful, partisan friends and allies, the abortion lobby and its business interests have prospered on taxpayer funds and subsidies,” said Dr. Yoest. “Consider this, the nation’s largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood received more than $540 million in taxpayer monies, nearly half of its $1.2 billion in revenue. How many people realize that so many millions in taxpayer monies support the abortion industry leader? And how many people understand that coercive polices in Obamacare compel the support of a life-ending agenda, such as the HHS mandate?”
To learn more about the health risks of abortion for women, click here.
For more on how taxpayers fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, click here.
For more on AUL’s Women’s Protection Project, designed to protect both mother and child from abortion industry abuses, click here.