Pro-life Lawmakers Ask Congress to Uphold Law

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Several pro-life lawmakers are speaking out on a controversial law in our nation's capitol.

The House Pro-life Women's Caucus held a press conference asking Congress to preserve what is known as the Dornan Amendment.
    
For twenty years, the Dornan Amendment has banned both federal and local tax-payer funding of abortion in Washington, D.C.
    
But the White House wants to limit the funding ban to just federal funds.

"What would D.C. funding of abortions do? What would taxpayer funding do? It would increase abortions in the District of Columbia by at least 1,000 abortions per year," Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List said.

"Now this is not a strategy for reducing abortion because common sense tells us that if you fund something you're going to get more of it," she added.

The change in the Dornan Amendment was part of the administration's budget recommendations issued last month.
    
Tens of thousands of signed letters were sent to Capitol Hill asking Congress to uphold the pro-life law.

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