Groups Say Bill Aimed at Reducing Abortions

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Traditional foes in the abortion debate say they are teaming up to reduce the need for abortions.

Thursday, Pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL stood with pro-life figures like Pastor Joel Hunter of Northland Church in Florida to endorse a new bill on Capitol Hill.

It calls for comprehensive sex education, increased access to contraception for low-income women and a national adoption campaign.

Congresswoman Rosa Delauro, one of the bill's sponsors, says it's a stand-alone measure apart from the healthcare legislation lawmakers are currently working on.

"We should maintain current law," she said.  "We shouldn't either prohibit or require insurance companies to do that, and most of all we should not peddle backward and take women's health services in a backward direction."

Still, Concerned Women for America president Wendy Wright told CBN News that abortion opponents should not be fooled by this proposal.

"The goal of the legislation being introduced is to funnel more taxpayer dollars to groups like Planned Parenthood, which is the largest abortion provider in America," she said.

No Republicans are publicly supporting the bill.

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