As the New Year edges closer, conservative and religious policy experts have established anti-abortion legislation as its top agenda item for the 112th Congress set to be confirmed in January 2011.

More specifically, legislative and policy experts from pro-life and pro-family groups are looking to stop abortion funding.

Many pro-family groups have backed down off of calls to repeal the health care reform bill and converged behind efforts to expressly prohibit taxpayer money from paying for abortion provider initiatives.

“One of the main things we’re going to be looking for is will congress make permanent the Hyde amendment which prevents [federal] funding of abortion,” said Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst for Focus on the Family’s policy affiliate Citizen Link.

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