Washington DC, Jan 27, 2009 / 03:21 pm (CNA).- A $200 million provision for contraception programs is being dropped from the $825 billion stimulus package following criticism from pro-lifers and Republican congressmen.
President Barack Obama personally called House Democratic leaders to ask them to remove the provision, an Obama aide told CNN. One of his calls reportedly went to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and one of the most influential liberal members of Congress.
The president reportedly urged the provision’s removal because it was a hot button issue among Republicans and did not focus on creating jobs as quickly as possible.
Great news for everyone! This is what happens when passionate people get involved. Special thanks to everyone that contacted their Bishops and legislators on this most important issue to make this happen!
Sorry about your luck Nancy, We The People have spoken!
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