United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman Fitzpatrick:
I am delighted to learn of your "aye" in yesterday's roll call vote, to stand with Rep. Pence in efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. A long struggle remains, and your co-sponsorship and support of HR 217, Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, is still absolutely needed. I know that many of your constituents are deeply grateful for yesterday's vote, as well as your co-sponsorhip of H.R. 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
In addition to HR 217, I request that you add your name as a co-sponsor and support these pieces of legislation:
- H.R. 358, Protect Life Act: "I...urge members of both parties who support rights of conscience and the policy of the Hyde amendment to support and co-sponsor the Protect Life Act. Please help give us a reformed health care system that respects the life, health and conscience of all" (Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB, 1/20/11).
- H.R. 361, Abortion Non-Discrimination Act: "Passage of ANDA is urgently needed to protect the civil rights of health professionals and other health care entities. This bill reaffirms a basic principle: No health care entity should be forced by government to perform or participate in abortions" (Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB, 1/20/11).
- H.R. 374, Life at Conception Act, would specify that "The terms `human person' and `human being' include each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being."