Group Protests Changes to Key Pro-Life Law

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Several pro-life women in the House of Representatives are speaking out against the Obama administration for trying to change a pro-life law in the District of Columbia.

The House Pro-Life Women's Caucus held a press conference imploring Congress to preserve the Dornan Amendment.

For 20 years, the Dornan Amendment has banned both federal and local taxpayer funding of abortion in Washington D.C. but the White House wants to limit the funding ban to just federal funds.

The President has talked quite a bit about reducing abortions but this group of pro-life women say that by watering down the language of the Dornan Amendment, the president is being hypocritical.

"What would DC 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," said Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List.  "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."

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

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