May 4, 2011

Issues  (check corresponding number in ‘Details’ and ‘Action’ Sections)

1.)     Department of Justice Tries to Shut Us Down!

2.)    Vote on Planned Parenthood Funding


1.) Remember part 2 of Monday’s alert?  We’re at war and they’ve tried to shut us down!  We expected trouble when the War on Illegal Pornography coalition picked a fight with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).  And we got one!  Our toll-free call line used to make calls to the Department has been SHUT DOWN. This is the message we received: “We have closed this account at the request of our provider and the party that your account was forwarding phone calls to.” Rather than surrender, we got a new toll free number!

2.)    Later this afternoon – Wednesday, May 04, 2011 — a crucial vote is being taken in the US House. The bill before the House Wednesday, “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” or H.R. 3, would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion across all federal programs.  It would reduce the need for numerous separate policies to prevent government funding for abortion. H.R. 3 establishes a government-wide permanent prohibition on funding for elective abortion and insurance coverage that includes elective abortion. It would also close abortion-funding loopholes created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), prohibit tax-preferred status for abortion through health savings accounts (and other similar arrangements) and itemized deductions. Finally, H.R. 3 would make the Hyde-Weldon conscience clause permanent and adds additional remedies

Action Steps

1.)     Apparently we are getting under someone’s skin at the DOJ!  On Monday, the first day of our three day effort, we shut down three phone lines at DOJ, one in the AG’s office, one in the Deputy AG’s office and one in the Criminal Division.  Please call the DOJ TODAY and ask US Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce the federal obscenity laws.  Here’s the new number 1-877-354-2951. Call TODAY!

2.)    Contact your Congressman and ask him or her to vote ‘YES’ on HR 3 The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.  Click here for contact information.

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