Stop Homeland Security Bill With Anti-Abortion Rider

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Target: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Goal: Do not pass Homeland Security bill that includes anti-abortion rider.

Recently, a Homeland Security bill was passed in the House of Representatives that includes an anti-abortion rider. The bill prohibits the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from providing abortion services to undocumented immigrant detainees, even though none were offered since its creation in 2003. Sign this petition, asking the Senate not to pass this bill with a provision that is a clear political statement.

The $46 billion Homeland Security bill includes a provision banning ICE from using funds to provide abortions to detained illegal immigrants. According to ICE spokesman Barbara Gonzalez, the agency never paid for abortion services since its opening nine years ago. An exception was added to the bill for rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is at risk. Rep. James Moran suggested adding incest to the bill to appease fellow party members.

The rider is an unnecessary provision and clear political statement on the continued war on women. The bill with the anti-abortion rider is not expected to pass in the Senate but it is still important to tell the government this attack on women’s rights is not acceptable. Sign this petition, asking the Senate Majority Leader not to approve the Homeland Security bill with the anti-abortion rider.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,

Recently, a Homeland Security bill was passed in the House of Representatives that includes an anti-abortion rider. The bill prohibits the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from providing abortion services to undocumented immigrant detainees. According to ICE spokesman Barbara Gonzalez, the agency never paid for abortion services since its opening in 2003. I am writing asking you not to approve this bill with the anti-abortion rider.

The $46 billion Homeland Security bill includes a provision banning ICE from using funds to provide abortions to detained illegal immigrants. An exception was added for rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is at risk and Rep. James Moran suggested adding incest to the bill to appease fellow party members.

The rider is an unnecessary provision and clear political statement on the continued war on women. It is important to tell the government this indirect attack on women’s rights is not acceptable. Please make sure the Homeland Security bill does not pass with the anti-abortion rider.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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