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Americans United for Life: Reid Releases Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

Nov 19, 2009

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: Rep. Ellsworth’s Proposal Does Not Prevent Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform

Nov 5, 2009

esterday, 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.

House Democrats Expected to Unveil Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

Oct 29, 2009

Today, House Democrats are expected to unveil a health care overhaul bill that will likely include new federal funding for abortions not covered by the Hyde Amendment, a funding restriction on abortion limited to programs funded through the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill….

Americans United for Life’s Statement on Finance Committee Vote

Oct 13, 2009

“The Senate Finance Committee has joined the four other committees with jurisdiction over health care reform in reporting out a bill that does not include explicit language excluding abortion funding and coverage. In fact, the Baucus bill explicitly includes abortion funding and coverage.”

Leading Pro-Life Group Outraged by the Defeat of Pro-life Amendments in Senate Finance Committee

Sep 30, 2009

Today, in a vote of 10-13 in the Senate Finance Committee, the Hatch Amendment #C14 was defeated. The amendment would have explicitly prohibited federal funding and coverage of abortions. The Committee also voted down an amendment by Senator Hatch that would have prevented discrimination against any individual or entity who refused to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.

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