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Contacting Nevada Congressmen and Senators

Nevada Congressmen

Shelley Berkley
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Telephone:
Washington DC:
(202) 225-5965
Toll free:
(877) 409-2488
Las Vegas:
(702) 220- 9823

Dean Heller
Click Here To Email Congressman Heller
Telephone:
Washington DC:
(202) 225-6155
Reno:
(775) 686-5760
Elko:
(775) 777-7920
Las Vegas:
(702) 255-1651

Dina Titus
Click Here To Email Congressman Titus
Telephone:
Washington, DC:
(202) 225-3252
Henderson:
(702) 387-4941

Nevada Senators

Harry Reid
Click Here To Email Senator Reid
Telephone:
Washington DC:
(202) 224-3542
Las Vegas:
(702) 388- 5020
Reno:
(775) 686-5750
Carson City:
(775) 882-7343

John Ensign
Click Here To Email Senator Ensign
Telephone:
Washington DC: (202) 224-6244
TDD: (202) 224-7638
Las Vegas:
(702) 388-6605
Reno:
(775) 686-5770
Carson City:
(775) 885-9111

 

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News From Nevada LIFE

July 21, 2009

Action Needed!

Vote Nearing On Health Care Reform That Mandates, Funds, Increases Abortions

Will Lead To An "Aborted Baby Boom" If Doesn’t Explicitly Exclude Abortion.

 

Dear Right To Life Friend,

A generation of unborn children needs your voice. President Obama and Speaker Pelosi are pushing hard for a vote by early August on sweeping health care reforms which, unless amended to explicitly exclude abortion, will mandate, fund, and dramatically increase abortions. If passed without explicitly excluding abortion, these reforms will lead to an "aborted baby boom"-a boom of aborted babies-and preempt state abortion limitations and protections such as parental notification, informed consent, waiting periods and more.

How many more abortions?
Estimates are that there will be 350,000-675,000 or more taxpayer funded abortions every year if HR 3200, "America's Affordable Health Care Choice Act of 2009" passes without explicitly excluding abortion. There will likely be between 200,000 and 500,000 extra abortions a year.

Below is our press release to the Nevada Media regarding HR 3200.

If you haven't already done so, please-please call or email your Nevada Congressman and Senators and tell them you oppose federal funding of abortion and mandating coverage. Ask them to oppose any health care proposal that does not explicitly exclude abortion. Please email Senator Reid. He says he is pro-life but says he could support a federal health care program that funds abortion. You can be sure Planned Parenthood is pounding his office and other Nevada representatives' phone lines and inboxes. Contact information is below and to the side.

Nevada LIFE Press Release:

Health Care Reform Mandates, Funds, Increases Abortions. 

Will Lead To "Aborted Baby Boom," Preempt State Limitations and Protections.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 21, 2009

The following statement can be attributed to Nevada LIFE President Don Nelson:

HR 3200, “America's Affordable Health Care Choice Act” will not only fund abortion, it will mandate coverage of abortion on demand in virtually all of America's health care plans and lead to a literal “aborted baby boom” with a staggering increase in the number of abortions.

HR 3200 may not use the word abortion, but unless Congress explicitly excludes abortion from being defined as an “essential benefit,” the broadly worded mandatory categories of coverage will be interpreted by the courts to include abortion, as they have been in the past. President Obama and abortion advocacy groups believe basic health care includes abortion. In July 2007, Obama told Planned Parenthood that “reproductive care is essential care, basic care, so it is at the center, the heart of the plan I propose.” Private insurers “are going to have to abide by the same rules in terms of providing comprehensive care, including reproductive care… that's going to be vital.” Both the Obama campaign and administration have stated that “reproductive care” includes abortion.

HR 3200 will create an abortion clinic mandate. It will require plans that use a provider network to ensure the "adequacy of such network" so enrollees have access to the services covered. Once abortion becomes a federally mandated "essential benefit," networks will need to take steps, including establishing new abortion sites in the service area, to meet the standards required by the "Health Choices Commissioner." It will pour more taxpayer dollars into Planned Parenthood coffers.

Unless HR 3200 excludes abortion, an “aborted baby boom” will follow.  The US taxpayer paid for 300,000 abortions every year from 1973-1976, before the Hyde Amendment explicitly prevented abortion coverage.  Estimates from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood suggest that 20-50 percent of women who would have aborted, carried their child to term because of the Hyde Amendments prohibition on taxpayer funding of abortion.  If HR 3200 passes there will be 350,000-675,000 or more taxpayer funded abortions a year. There will likely be 200,000-500,000 more abortions.  This would reverse the dramatic decrease in both the rate and number of abortions that have occurred since the Hyde Amendment prohibited federal funding of abortion.

HR 3200 also makes clear that federal standards in the bill or written by the "Health Choices Commissioner" will preempt state laws. The pre-emption provision could nullify state limitations on abortion such as parental involvement laws, waiting periods and other laws that could be regarded as impeding access to a federally guaranteed "essential benefit."

Congress needs to explicitly exclude abortion from any health care reform bill to keep from creating a new aborted baby boom. 69 percent of Americans, including many Obama and pro-choice supporters oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.

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Thanks for lending your voice. Contact information is below and to the side.

How To Contact Your Nevada Congressman.

Shelley Berkley
Click here to email Congresswoman Berkley
Or call her at her
Washington Office: (202) 225- 5965
Toll free: (877) 409-2488
Las Vegas District Office: (702) 220- 9823

Dean Heller
Click Here To Email Congressman Heller
Or call him at his:
Washington D.C Office.: (202) 225- 6155
Reno Office (775) 686-5760
Elko Office (775) 777-7920
Las Vegas Office (702) 255-1651

Congressman Dina Titus
Click Here To Email Congressman Titus
Or call her at her:
Washington, DC Office: (202) 225- 3252
Henderson Office: (702) 387-4941

How to Contact Your Nevada Senator

Senator Harry Reid
Click Here To Email Senator Reid
Or call him at his:
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-3542
Las Vegas Office: (702) 388- 5020
Reno Office: (775) 686-5750
Carson City Office: (775) 882-7343

Senator John Ensign
Click Here To Email Senator Ensign
Or call him at his:
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-6244
TDD: (202) 224-7638
Las Vegas Office: (702) 388-6605
Reno Office: (775) 686-5770
Carson City Office: (775) 885-9111

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