Staten Island, NY - Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today urged the House Appropriations Committee to approve an amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations Bill that would continue the restriction on taxpayer funding of abortions in the District of Columbia.
"Forcing taxpayers to fund abortions is wrong anytime; to do it in the midst of a budget crisis is inconceivable," said Fr. Pavone. "Passing Congressmen Tiahrt and Davis's rider to restore the Dornan Amendment will bring much needed sanity to the appropriations process and save over 1,000 lives a year."
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.