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Consider Job 10:8, 11, “Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; … Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

”There are scriptures that teach we must defend and protect the weak, the defenseless, the innocent, the needy, and the unwanted, such as Proverbs 31:8 NKJV: “Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.”

The United States Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

“Washington, DC ( The pro-abortion government-run health care bill was signed into law March 23, 2010. The bill requires that at least one health care plan be promoted across the country [United States] that pays for abortions.”

In its March 15, 2011, issue, the Adventist Review shared the following world news from Religion News Service as a service to readers.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved May 25 [2011] a measure that would bar federal funding for the training of medical residents to perform abortions.

The House voted 234-182 for an amendment by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R.-N.C., that would have the following effects on a new program established by last year’s controversial health-care reform law:

  • Prohibit the project, which helps teaching health centers form or enlarge residency programs, from funding abortions.
  • Ban money in the program from paying for the training of abortion doctors.
  • Bar health centers funded through the program from discriminating against residents and other health-care professionals who refuse to provide or refer for abortions.

The roll-call vote on Foxx’s amendment broke down largely along party lines: 221 Republicans and 13 Democrats voted for the proposal, while 172 Democrats and 10 GOP members opposed it.

“Should taxpayers foot the bill for elective abortions or to train abortion doctors? I don’t think so,” Foxx said in a written statement after the vote. “If organizations want to provide elective abortions or train abortion doctors they need to find someone other than taxpayers to write the checks. Taxpayers should not be on the hook for subsidizing the abortion industry.”