We know that West Virginians are pro-life and they oppose spending their hard-earned tax dollars to pay for abortions performed in West Virginia. We are now being asked to fund abortions in the health care provided through the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare. However, this health care law gives each state the option of passing legislation to opt-out of paying for abortions in our health care exchanges. Although the WV Health Care Exchange does not NOW include abortion, West Virginians for Life (WVFL) seeks legislation guaranteeing that it will NEVER be included. State leaders are being called upon to limit state funding of abortion, as has happened in 25 other states.
The leaders of our state must hear from pro-life West Virginians. You have an opportunity to really make a difference. We need the help of all of you to tell the leaders of the West Virginia state legislature that they must put this bill on the agenda in next year's legislative session, pass it, and send it to the Governor for his signature. You can do the following:
• Contact the Governor (1-888-438-2731) and your state representatives (1-877-565-3447) to tell them you support passage of ACA Opt-Out legislation.
• Print the petition in support of the ACA Opt-Out of Abortion Provision, sign it and get as many as you know to do the same.
• Please join us for the huge Rally in Charleston in the lower rotunda of the Capitol on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Remember: Abortion is not health care and should not be part of our health care system. It does not heal, but, rather, kills an innocent child. Be the voice that prevents expansion of funding for abortion in the state of West Virginia.