Keep Your Tax Dollars From Paying for Abortions

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Posted: Jun 09, 2009 11:17 AM
Guest blog post by Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.)

Today I will join the Congressional Pro-Life Women’s Caucus to call on Congress to keep your tax dollars out of the pockets of abortionists. 
 
Over the past several months, the Obama administration has begun to erode the pro-life protections in place to keep taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions.  This started with the repeal of the Mexico City policy, which restricted taxpayer money from funding groups providing abortions overseas. 
 
Now the Obama Administration is trying to bring taxpayer funded abortions back to Washington, D.C. by changing the so-called “Dornan Amendment,” which restricts publically funded abortions in D.C. 
 
D.C. has one of the most troubling track records in the nation when it comes to its abortion policies.  Not only is the District part of a notorious group of only three other states that allow minors to receive abortions, but it also has one of the highest abortion rates in the county. 
 
It is no secret that D.C.’s lax abortion policies draw women to abortion clinics from other states. Repealing the Dornan Amendment would mean allowing D.C. to use tax dollars to foot the bill for abortions for minors, and potentially for minors from other states. 
 
Polls have shown a majority of Americans do not support taxpayer-funded abortion.  Join me in calling on Congress to preserve the Dornan Amendment and keep your tax dollars from paying for abortions—a practice that violates the conscience of the millions of Pro-Life Americans. 

Congresswoman Foxx represents North Carolina's 5th Congressional district and serves on the House Committee on Rules.