A coalition of prominent
pro-life leaders has arranged a giant, Stop The Abortion Mandate live
webcast for the public this coming Thursday, July 23, to alert
Americans about the great dangers of the Democrat-proposed health care
bill. David Bereit, a coalition member and leader of 40 Days for Life,
told LifeSiteNews that he is temporarily de-emphasizing his current 40
Days for Life tasks to concentrate on this issue because of its extreme
importance. He is concerned that pro-lifers are not aware of what is at
stake with the health care bill.
Connie Marshner, a well-known Washington pro-life political organizer,
warned today that "this is the biggest issue since Roe v Wade. This is
not just about funding. Everyone will be forced to have abortion
coverage." Further, she warned, the effect of successful passage of the
Health Care bill will dramatically change the pro-life movement as we
know it "because every doctor and health care worker will be forced to
be involved in abortion."
The pro-life webcast's promotional material states that "Powerful
abortion industry lobbyists and Washington, D.C. bureaucrats have just
launched a massive effort to mandate taxpayer-funded abortions as part
of their proposed trillion-dollar healthcare takeover."
They list four main results of what they call "this abortion
* Impose one of the cornerstones of the "Freedom of
Choice Act" (FOCA) by stealth
* Force taxpayers to fund a huge abortion industry
something the majority of Americans oppose, and certainly cannot afford
in these tough economic times
* Mandate that virtually every American be forced
into a health plan that includes abortion coverage
* Require honorable medical providers to violate
their consciences and perform abortions -- or risk losing their jobs
The one-time-only LIVE webcast event will take place this Thursday,
July 23, at 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central.)
The live webcast, for which there is no charge, will be approximately
70 minutes long and will be accessible even to Internet users with only
a dial-up connection. Participants who register for the event will be
able to listen in on the live audio and submit questions.
During the event, the following nationally known leaders will be heard:
* MIKE HUCKABEE, Former Governor and Presidential
* DR. CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
* TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
* FR. FRANK PAVONE, Priests for Life
* MARJORIE DANNENFELSER, Susan B. Anthony List
* DOUGLAS JOHNSON, National Right to Life Committee
* TOM MINNERY, Focus on the Family
* CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH, U.S. House of
* KRISTIN HAWKINS, Students for Life of America
* CONGRESSMAN JOE PITTS, U.S. House of
* DR. RICHARD LAND, Southern Baptist Convention
* CARMEN PATE, Point of View Radio Show
* DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life
The Webcast organizers state that those who join the webcast will
* The shocking facts about the sweeping legislation
political power brokers are trying to ram through before Congress goes
on summer recess...
* The devastating implications of the proposed
mandates -- facts the abortion industry doesn't want Americans to
* Why respected
leaders, national organizations, and pro-life
people are joining together in record numbers to challenge this
* The exact action steps YOU can take to make a
difference at this crucial moment...
for the event is accessed at http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com.
Registration also allows those who are unable to be online at the time
of the webcast to later access a recording of the webcast audio.
Organizers are hoping that 100,000 people will participate in this very
urgent and unique education and action event.
Contact: Steve Jalsevac
Date: July 17, 2009
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