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2010-03-20 20:22:00

NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News reports today confirm that an executive order on abortion funding is being developed in an attempt to assuage anti-choice members of the House of Representatives and to secure their votes in the down-to-the-wire battle over passage of healthcare reform. The text of the proposed executive order has not been publicly disclosed. Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights has this response: Leaders in the House...

2010-03-20 20:18:00

House leadership ignoring pro-life members for essential changes in the legislation Won't even try to address the serious problems on abortion funding Ignoring conscience protection and fair treatment of immigrants. WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops urged the House of Representatives to fix flaws in health care legislation or vote against its passage in a March 20 letter to House members. The letter was signed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of...

2010-03-17 17:08:00

What Backroom Deal Did Speaker Pelosi and President Obama Offer? WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today and yesterday three self-proclaimed pro-lifers, U.S. Reps. Tom Perriello (D-VA.), Dale Kildee (D-MI) and Jim Oberstar (D-MI), all declared support for the Senate health care bill, despite its provisions that would both directly fund abortion and subsidize health plans that include elective abortion. The Senate bill bypasses the Hyde amendment, which has been renewed...

2009-12-27 13:58:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Double check what was said by Lori Robertson, managing editor of FactCheck.org. Ms. Robertson is frequently in over her head, especially when she purports to know the contents of federal legislation. That's why FactCheck.org's "Whoppers of 2009" is not to be believed. Robertson admits that she does not read the bills in their entirety and has no training in analyzing legislation beyond her BA in advertising. What she does is spot check,...

2009-12-07 12:54:00

Amendment precludes use of federal dollars for elective abortion coverage Bishops want Stupak-style House amendment included in Senate bill Oppose making people pay for other people's abortions WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops have voiced support for the Nelson-Hatch-Casey Amendment to the Senate health reform bill and have asked voters to back it. The bishops took the position in a Dec. 7 letter to all U.S. senators, after Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Orrin...

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2009-11-30 13:45:00

The U.S. Senate is set to begin debate today on sweeping legislation that would overhaul the nation's healthcare system.  Among the contentious issues involved in the legislation are a government-run insurance plan, abortion coverage and how the plan can reign in spiraling healthcare costs. The debate, set to begin at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, is expected to last three weeks or longer, with Republicans pledging to do whatever they can to block or delay passage of the bill. The Senate plan...

2009-11-07 19:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. The House will vote on the legislation later tonight. Below are the Speaker's remarks. "Madam Speaker, today, as we all know, is an historic moment for our nation and for American families. For nearly a century, leaders of every party and political philosophy -- as far back as Teddy Roosevelt -- have called for health...

2009-11-05 15:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 6, Dan Stein, the President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will join Representatives Joe Wilson, Nathan Deal, Dean Heller, Sam Johnson, and Marsha Blackburn to discuss the weak verification measures in the House health care reform bill. According to analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the number of illegal immigrants who would eligible to receive government subsidized...

2009-11-03 13:23:00

Current House Health Care Bill Would Create the Largest Expansion of Taxpayer-Funded Abortion in Over 30 Years WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House health care overhaul bill H.R. 3962 could receive a vote as early as Thursday. H.R. 3962 would create a new stream of federal funding not covered by the restrictions of the Hyde Amendment prohibiting federal funding of abortion. Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said, "If this week's House...

2009-09-22 09:52:00

Consumers Must Have Full Access to Independent Insurance Agents in Any Health Care Proposal Devised by Congress WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the debate on healthcare reform continues in Congress, the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is again reminding lawmakers that consumers must not be denied access to the advice of licensed, professional, independent insurance agents in any reform plan devised by Congress. One initial proposal for...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.