30 January 2009

Prevention First Act

I had a message on Face book this morning about a bill that has already been introduced in Congress, and quite honestly is horrendous. I have been watching our new President's agenda unfold over the past week and a half, and so far, I am scared. I am scared for my family, my country and what is going to happen over the next 4 years. This bill is just the tip of the iceberg, and would include:

* Make Title X (family planning) a permanent program and fund it at $700 million or more.

* Mandate that health insurance programs that cover prescriptions must cover abortifacient contraceptives.

* Create a government program to push abortifacient "Emergency Contraception."

* Take all federal money away from any hospital that refuses to administer the abortifacient Emergency Contraception to victims of rape.

* Create additional massive government funding for Planned Parenthood style sex education programs (abstinence-only programs are specifically excluded from funding).Permanently include family planning services as part of the Medicaid program.

Here is the link to the bill:
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s21/show

Please pray that this bill won't pass. Please pray for the President's conversion in this year of St. Paul.

6 comments:

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Scary! I hate to think of how many babies lives will be lost under the precept of rape. My daughter would be included under this as her life supposedly began on account of rape. Makes me sick to think her life could have been snuffed out.

Sarah (JOT) said...

The problem with abstinance is that it won't fund their abortion mills . . . and if they create bills that punish everyone equally no one can complain. Besides, I know this is crass, but reality is that the majority of those who have abortions can pay for them. I just can't believe tax dollars are being squeezed into programs like this. It is murder, it is disgusting, it is vile, and it is not fair to the unborn or the mother's. Of course, I'm preaching to the choir here. Oh! it just gets me all steamed up!

Kim H. said...

Yes, we should all be afraid -- and we need to pray, pray, pray for conversion of hearts -- starting way up at the top.

Nancy said...

This just keeps getting better and better doesn't it? We are in so much trouble! May God have mercy on our souls!

Aussie Therese said...

many many prayers for your country. Australia is trying to push through a bill to give money to overseas places for them to kill their unborn babies. It seems the Australian Govt are going to try and follow suit with any anti life laws that Obama pushes through.

Marilena said...

i second what aussie therese said!