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Obama Health Care Proposal Far Worse on Abortion Than Even the Senate Version

Life - Wisconsin Right To Life - News Release

Obama Health Care Proposal Far

Worse on Abortion Than Even the

Senate Version

Monday, February 22, 2010

"If we thought the Senate health care bill was the most expansively pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress, we now find that it pales in comparison to President Obama's health care proposal which was revealed today," said Susan Armacost, Legislative Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.

The Senate bill passed by the Senate in December (H.R. 3590) contained seven distinct problems pertaining to abortion policies.  The earlier-passed House bill contained none of these problems due to the adoption of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment on November 7, 2009 by a vote of 240-194.

Today, President Obama proposed a health care proposal that retains all of the abortion-related problems in the Senate bill and goes much further.  Obama proposes to increase the funds that would be available to directly subsidize abortion procedures through Community Health Centers and to subsidize private health insurance that covers abortion through the premium-subsidy tax credits program.

If all of Obama's abortion expansions were made, the result would be the direct federal funding of abortion on demand through Community Health Centers,  federal subsidies for private health plans that cover abortion on demand (including some federally administered plans), and federal mandates that would require even non-subsidized private plans to cover elective abortion.

"Any member of the Wisconsin congressional delegation who votes for legislation proposed by President Obama will be voting for the direct federal funding of elective abortion through Community Health Centers as well as other pro-abortion federal subsidies and mandates," said Armacost.


Wisconsin Right To Life
Susan Armacost
Legislative Director
Phone: 877-855-5007
Wisconsin Right To Life
Barbara L. Lyons
Executive Director
Phone: 877-855-5007
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