Defunding Abortion Training

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a measure, in a vote of 234-182, for an amendment that prohibits federal funding to be used to train medical residents on how to perform abortions. H.R. 1216 would change some provisions of a program established by last year’s controversial healthcare reform law and includes barring health centers, funded through the program, from discriminating against residents and other healthcare professionals, who refuse to perform or refer for abortions.

The amendment’s sponsor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R.-N.C.), said “If organizations want to provide elective abortions or train abortion doctors, they need to find someone other than taxpayers to write the checks.”

At Worship On The Way, we agree and are encouraged by the passage of this amendment proposal. Now, let’s contact our Senators and urge they pass this important measure as well!

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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