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Pro-Life Activists Display 140 Foot Image of the Number 71 on the Lawn of the United States Capitol

by Staff
October 5, 2009
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WASHINGTON, ( -- The number 71 represents the percentage of Americans who oppose taxpayer funded abortions according to a nationwide Zogby poll.

This display is part of national campaign organized by the Christian Defense Coalition called "Abortion is Not Health Care."

This initiative has included prayer vigils, rallies, demonstrations and lobbying in Washington, D.C. and across the nation over the past several months.

The Christian Defense Coalition and Generation Life have joined Operation Rescue in a online campaign called "I am 71." For more information go to

The large display of the number 71 is to encourage members of Congress to listen to the wisdom of the American people and ensure that not penny of public money will be used to pay for or subsidize abortions.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states,

"Americans overwhelmingly do not want their tax dollars to be spent on abortions. They know that health care reform should be about healing and mercy not the crushing of human rights through abortion.

"This 140 foot image of the number 71 on the lawn of the United States Capitol is a powerful reminder to the members of Congress that they should listen to the wisdom and heart of the American people and recognize that supporting abortion through tax dollars is a betrayal of social justice and human rights.

"We encourage all people of good will who support the dignity of human life to get involved with the the online campaign and let their voices be loudly heard in this national debate on health care reform.

"To all members of Congress we ask you to step into the present in which America is embracing a culture of life and pledge that not penny of taxpayer money will be used for abortions."

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