Shameful and appalling. That is the only way I can describe the action of the House of Representatives last week in passing H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. We are moving aggressively to stop this bill in the Senate so it never becomes law, and you can help right now.
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) considered H.R. 3 so important that he put it at the top of the 112th Congress's agenda -- ahead of jobs, ahead of economic recovery, even ahead of addressing the federal budget. If passed into law, the bill would permanently prohibit Medicaid funding of abortion care and impose special tax penalties on families whose private insurance happens to cover abortion. The bill contains no exception to protect women's health and only limited exceptions for rape, incest and life endangerment.
NOW chapters throughout the country are educating, picketing and taking action to fight back against the radical "War on Women" that aims to effectively overturn Roe v. Wade. We are organizing. We are lobbying. We are educating. And we need you to stick with us. If you haven't already renewed, please renew your membership today.
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