By Kathleen Gilbert

LAKE FOREST, California., January 6, 2010 ( – The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) has announced it will begin to run graphic billboard trucks through the congressional districts of conservative Democrat U.S. Representatives who may be on the fence about the abortion-expanding congressional health care bill.

The group says that the tour is set to begin next week, and will end with the vote on the conference committee report for President Obama's health care reform legislation.  The final legislation, which will likely in large part reflect the language of the Senate version, is expected to vastly expand abortion by allowing government-appropriated funds to pay for elective abortions, without restriction, for the first time since 1976.

The billboard trucks will display large photographs of children killed by abortion in a campaign they hope will remind voters that abortion is not health care, and thus should receive no federal funding in the new plan, either directly or indirectly.

“It insults the intelligence of American tax payers when supporters of socialized medicine propose abortion coverage through government subsidized health insurance policies, while arguing that laundering government money through an insured's personal checking account magically transforms public funds into private premiums,” said Gregg Cunningham, the Executive Director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR), in a statement.

Conservative Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who successfully amended the House bill to apply Hyde-amendment restrictions on abortion funding, has indicated he would lead a small group of Democrats in voting against any version that lack his amendment.

The CBR tour will target the home districts of conservative Democrats Kathy Dahlkemper and Chris Carney of Pennsylvania, Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Gene Taylor of Mississippi, and Steve Driehaus of Ohio, all of whom had supported Stupak amendment.