Testimony of NRLC
Legislative Director Douglas Johnson before the Health Subcommittee of
the Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, in
support of the Protect Life Act -- February 9, 2011
Sworn affidavit of NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson, providing
detailed refutation of claims that the Obama health care law does not
contain federal subsidies for abortion -- October 28, 2010
NRLC press release: "Congressman Driehaus uses criminal complaint in attempt to gag critics;
NRLC refutes his claims with sworn affidavit and documents" -- October
EXHIBITS (SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS) REFERRED TO IN
AFFIDAVITS OF NRLC LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR DOUGLAS JOHNSON
Exhibit D: Text of
Stupak-Pitts Amendment (not enacted)
Exhibit E: Text
of Nelson-Hatch Amendment (not enacted)
NRLC letter to U.S. Senate, December 20, 2009
NRLC letter to U.S. Senate, December 22, 2009
NRLC letter to U.S. House of Representatives, March 19, 2010
Exhibit I: "Legal Analysis of the Provisions of The Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act and Corresponding Executive Order
Regarding Abortion Funding and Conscience Protection,” issued by the Office
of General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), March
NRLC press release, "H.H.S. Approves Pennsylvania Plan to Use Federal Funds
to Subsidize Coverage of Nearly All Abortions in New 'High-Risk Pool'
Program," July 13, 2010
Exhibit K: FactCheck.org, "Taxpayer-funded Abortions in High Risk
Pools," July 22, 2010.
"Summary of Benefits and Plan Options / New Mexico Federal High Risk Pool,"
downloaded July 14, 2010.
"Questions Over Abortion in New Federal Health Plan," by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar,
Associated Press, July 14, 2010.
"High Risk Pools Under PPACA and the Coverage of Elective Abortion
Services," Congressional Research Service, July 23, 2010.
"Statement of HHS Spokeswoman Jenny Backus on the Pre-Existing Condition
Insurance Plan Policy," HHS news release, July 14, 2010.
Exhibit P: Department
of Health and Human Services, Interim Final Rule, Pre-Existing Condition
Insurance Plan Program, 45 CFR Part 152.
"Insurance for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions," posted by Nancy-Ann
DeParle, The White House Blog, July 29, 2010.
Exhibit R: NRLC memorandum, "Senate-passed health bill (H.R. 3590)
opens door to direct federal funding of abortion without restriction in
1,250 Community Health Centers," March 18, 2010.
Exhibit S: "Abortion Coverage in the Senate Health Care Bill,"
letter by Robert A. Destro, professor of law, Columbus School of Law, The
Catholic University of America, March 20, 2010.
to download a zip file that contains the PDF file of all 16 of the exhibit
documents listed above.
H. Con. Res. 254
-- one more evidence of that the final health care bill (H.R. 3590) was
widely recognized to contain multiple pro-abortion provisions