Monday, November 30, 2009

Travis County Residents - Urgent Action Needed

From the Austin Diocese - about pro-life activism needed in Travis County.
JOIN OUR DIOCESAN-WIDE EFFORT
HELP STOP TAX-FUNDED ABORTIONS BY THE
TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT!

The Travis County Health Care District (TCHD), primarily funded by property
taxes, has budgeted $450,000 for elective abortions for Travis County residents
meeting poverty guidelines. Although the funding has been approved, an
additional vote will be taken by the TCHD Board of Managers to approve
contracts allotting the funds to specific abortion providers.

A meeting has been set for Thursday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m., in the
Commissioners Courtroom at 314 W 11th St., for the TCHD Board of Managers
to discuss the contracts and take appropriate action on them.

Your help is urgently needed with our Diocesan-wide effort, which includes:
1. Taking immediate action regarding this Advocacy Alert.
Non-Travis County residents are urged to pass this alert to Travis
County residents -- to friends, relatives and co-workers.
Travis County residents are urged to contact TCHD to stop the use of
county taxes being spent on abortions.

Sample Message
Poor women need help providing for their children, not eliminating them
through abortion. Women deserve better than abortion from TCHD, and
county taxpayers deserve better use of their funds.

Contact Information for the TCHD Board of Managers:
Phone: 512-978-8000
E-mail: info@traviscountyhd.org
Mail: Board of Managers, Travis County Healthcare District
1111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Suite B; Austin, Texas 78702

2. Participating in a Petition Drive at your parish the weekend of Dec. 5/6.
Petitions can also be downloaded at: www.myprolife.org so that
signatures can be collected at group meetings before Dec. 8.
These petitions are to be signed by Travis County residents only, but
all are urged to pray for the success of this effort.

For more information go to www.myprolife.org
                   or call (512) 949-2486

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