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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pro-Life Petition Launched

Say 'No!' to taxpayer funding of the abortion industry.

Focus on the Family Action has launched a petition drive calling on Congress and President Barack Obama to prevent taxpayer money from funding the abortion industry.

By signing on, pro-life Americans can oppose the latest phase in the radical, pro-abortion agenda.

"We know there are millions of Americans who are appalled that their tax dollars could soon be used to fund abortions," said Sonja Swiatkiewicz, director of issues response at Focus Action.

"For years, special annual funding provisions called pro-life riders have prevented U.S. tax dollars from being used to fund abortions and abortion providers, both in the States and abroad. But that could all change."

The Democrat-controlled Congress is expected to strip these riders out of this year's spending bills. The Focus Action petition allows citizens to take a stand in support of these pro-life provisions, as well as oppose the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).

Obama has expressed his support for FOCA, which would eliminate virtually every federal, state and local measure that limits or restricts abortion.

The petition states, in part: "As a pro-life American, I oppose any and all legislative and executive efforts that require or allow my taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions or providers of abortion services."

Click here to sign the Focus Action petition

Contact: Jennifer Mesko

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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly. Click here to learn more about the IFRL.

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