Action Alert
Take Action Tell Reps. Costello(IL-12th) and Lipinski (IL-3rd) to stand strong on the abortion issue!
March 9, 2010
*This is a state-specific action alert for Illinois residents.*
If you do not reside in Reps. Costello's or Lipinski's districts, please forward this alert to friends and family who do live in or around those areas of the state.
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI-1st) has made it this far in the health care abortion fight with his group of 12 or so pro-life Democrats holding firm by publicly stating that they would vote NO on the Senate-passed health care bill (H.R. 3590) because it allows for public funding of abortion, but he and his coalition of about 12 or so pro-life Democrats are coming under increased pressure from the White House to give in and "resolve" their concerns with the abortion language. 
  • As we saw while the Senate bill was being considered, "pro-life" Democrat Ben Nelson (D-NE) caved in at the end by giving up his fight for the unborn, accepting the liberals' pro-abortion language, and casting his vote in favor of the bill. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) was the deciding vote on the Senate bill.
  • Rep. Stupak and his coalition of pro-life Democrats are very likely among the deciding votes that will determine whether government-run health care legislation reaches President Obama's desk for a signature.
  • If Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn't need these pro-life Democrats' votes to pass the bill, they wouldn't be coming under such intense pressure to compromise. Even House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said today that the abortion language has "got to be resolved."
  • The pro-abortion feminists in Congress, of course, will not allow a nationalized health care system to employ anything less than explicit abortion coverage and funding.
  • It is crucial that this coalition of pro-life Democrats stays committed and united against both the Senate bill and any White House manipulations or promises to "fix" certain aspects of the bill at a later time by reconciliation.
We need YOU to let Reps. Costello and Lipinski know that pro-life Americans all over the nation are behind them.  Please do what you can to contact Reps. Costello's and Lipinkski's district and Capitol Hill offices and urge them to:
  • Be an American hero.
  • Stand their ground and resist White House attempts to manipulate the pro-life Democrats and make false promises about the health care abortion language.
  • Vote NO on the Senate health care bill.
Washington, DC Office Numbers:
Costello (IL-12th)
Lipinski (IL-3rd)

District Offices Numbers:
Costello (12th)
Belleville                618-233-8026
Granite City          618-451-7065
Carbondale            618-529-3791
East St. Louis         618-397-8833
Chester                   618-826-3043
West Frankfort      618-937-6402
Lipinski (3rd)
Chicago          312-886-0481
LaGrange       708-352-0524
Oak Lawn      708-424-0853
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