“Of all the important goals this initiative can help us reach, perhaps the most important is that it helps move us forward on this issue – beyond the question of the legality of abortion and toward actually reducing the need for abortion and providing critical investments for families.”
–Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd District) on the inclusion by the “Reducing the Need for Abortions Initiative” in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2010. DeLauro and Republican Rep. Tim Ryan are cosponsors of a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the number of abortions. DeLauro and Ryan have introduced similar bills in the past, but this year the chances of passage are much greater.
Here’s hoping. It’s a common-sense initiative that deserves support.