Skip to comments.National Right to Life Committee statement on new Reid abortion language
Posted on 12/19/2009 11:25:57 AM PST by La Lydia
WASHINGTON -- 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 managers 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 managers 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
The NRLC was easily bought for a worthless Stupak Amendment.
Hard to tell who was more gullible.
Nelson on judgement day.
Nelson: “Oh GOD!”
GOD: “ Oh brother!!”
Every single government program grows exponentially once it is initiated. Abortion will of course be covered at some point in the future maybe even encouraged, or worse. The pro-abortion crowd should just take what they can now as a first step knowing that it is a foot in the door. And Republicans always just play defense which is a guaranteed losing strategy.
Any senator who votes in support of this bill, needs to be punished in 2010 and 2012 by being removed from office. We need to remind them that this is what will happen to them if they give support to this bill and then we need to follow through.
However, I did read that Stupak has been coordinating with McConnell of all people to oppose the Senate language when it comes to the house. Could be very interesting.
I think the NRLC is a stealth organization of the Far Left.
Their stance on Stupak is strong, strong circumstancial evidence of that.
The massacre of the innocents is still what tyrants desire.
"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."
It is all too sad to contemplate: millions more to be killed at taxpayer expense.
Lord help us!
**”NRLC will score the upcoming roll call votes on cloture on the Reid managers 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.**
Will the Stupak amendment follow through on the final bill? (Providing this passes the cloture vote.)
**I think the NRLC is a stealth organization of the Far Left.**
Souce for that statement, please.
The words ‘I think’ hint at the source.
I’ve also provided my evidence.
If this passes I will....
can’t say it on the internet.
Liberals beware. That’s all I’ll say.