National Right to Life Committee statement on new Reid abortion language

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WASHINGTON (December 19, 2009, 2:00 PM EST): The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, strongly opposes the abortion language contained in the "manager's amendment" filed today by U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nv.). Reid intends to press for Senate approval of the language during the days immediately ahead, without allowing an opportunity for any revisions to be considered.

The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson:

The manager's amendment is light years removed from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment that was approved by the House of Representatives on November 8 by a bipartisan vote of 240-194. The new abortion language solves none of the fundamental abortion-related problems with the Senate bill, and it actually creates some new abortion-related problems.

NRLC will score the upcoming roll call votes on cloture on the Reid manager's amendment, and on the underlying bill, as votes in favor of legislation to allow the federal government to subsidize private insurance plans that cover abortion on demand, to oversee multi-state plans that cover elective abortions, and to empower federal officials to mandate that private health plans cover abortions even if they do not accept subsidized enrollees, among other problems.

In addition, if the final bill produced by a House-Senate conference committee does not contain the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, NRLC will score the House and Senate votes on the conference report as votes to allow federal mandates and subsidies for coverage of elective abortion. Unless the Stupak-Pitts Amendment is included in the final bill, and the new pro-abortion provisions dropped, a significant number of House members who voted for H.R. 3962 will not vote to pass the final legislation.


A more detailed critique of the new Reid language will be posted on the NRLC website later today at http://www.nrlc.org/ahc

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It is obvious to me that abortion, for any reason, is immoral, and, to be candid, I am surprised that it has taken this long to come to this. "The road to socialism is through medicine," said V.I. Lenin, and I am confident that this bill--obviously unconstitutional on all counts, is the fruition of Ted Kennedy's lifetime work.
Make no mistake about it: WE ARE BEING RULED NOT BY MERE CRIMINALS, BUT MONSTERS. I do not care how morally right conservatism may be, it will not succeed because it lacks a driving ideology. All conservative groups had better come together and launch a revolution of thought in this country and stop being silent, complacent, docile little lambs. And if you're going to rely on the Republican Party and its traitors, e.g., Newt Gingrich, well, you can just kiss America--and the West--goodbye.
WAKE UP, AND OUT-ALINSKY THE ALINSKIITES!! AND DON'T SHIRK BY THINKING, "OH, WE'LL JUST BE GOING DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL."!!!




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