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2009-11-19 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democrats introduced a new Senate version of health care reform that includes government funding for elective abortion. The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" authorizes the Secretary to include elective abortion in the public option and subsidize health plans in the government run exchange that cover elective abortion. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made...

2009-11-19 10:27:00

"This bill provides for unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion."- Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last night unveiled a health care bill which includes pro-abortion language. The bill's language mirrors the Capps Amendment from the House debate -- it allows the public option to include abortion coverage and provides federal subsidies for private plans which cover abortion. Americans United for Life Action...

2009-11-10 15:04:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday night, National Right to Life Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gave Speaker Nancy Pelosi the push she needed to pass HR 3962, the "Affordable Health Care for America Act." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) Some pro-lifers heralded victory. The Stupak Amendment kept some abortion funding out of the government-run public option. Others, including American Life League,...

2009-11-08 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement about the passage of HR 3962: "Behavior in recent weeks tells us and the American voters a lot about core values. We in the prochoice community stayed true to our core values, seeking to overcome the struggles ordinary Americans have making ends meet. These struggles mean that many cannot afford basic healthcare or have to choose between maintaining their health and...

2009-11-07 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops November 7 urged members of the House of Representatives to vote for the Stupak-Ellsworth Amendment to the health care reform. "The Stupak-Ellsworth-Pitts-Kaptur-Dahlkemper-Lipinski-Smith Amendment will keep in place current federal law on abortion funding and conscience protections in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962)," they said. The letter was signed by Cardinal Justin Rigali, chair of the bishops'...

2009-11-07 12:55:00

Brown: "Faithful Catholics have a responsibility to vigorously oppose abortion in healthcare, not negotiate the status quo." WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League president Judie Brown released the following statement on the news that Cardinal Justin Rigali will support Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962), provided an amendment preserving the status quo for abortion is voted upon. "Our Catholic bishops should be fearlessly...

2009-11-06 12:04:00

See second video of protests and arrests. WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five pro-life advocates are still incarcerated after being arrested at Pelosi's office for tearing up the "Health Care" bill. They are: Father Norman Weslin, Missy Smith, Joan McKee, Ronald Brock, and William Kee. Hearing to be held at 2:00 P.M., 500 Indiana Ave Northwest. At 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 6, these five pro-life advocates will appear in Court after being held overnight on charges...

2009-11-05 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reports that Congressman Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) is proposing a so-called abortion funding "compromise" in order to draw pro-life Democrats to support the health care bill should not mislead the American people, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Perkins, who spoke at today's "House Call" rally noted that the latest draft of the "Affordable Health Care for...

2009-11-05 08:16:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the House Rules Committee announced that the "rule" for considering the sweeping health care legislation will encompass the language put forward by Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind. that the House leadership is falsely describing as pro-life. By allowing the Ellsworth language, House Democratic leaders hope to address the reluctance of pro-life Democrats to vote for the health bill. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans...

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...


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