Obama Health Care Bill
Divides Connecticut and Illinois Senate Candidates
The Obama health care law,
which was strongly opposed by National Right to Life because it
would allow government funding of abortion and lead to health care
rationing, has become an issue dividing the candidates in two of
this fall’s close U.S. Senate races.
In Connecticut, Republican
candidate Linda McMahon opposes the Obama health care law. She has
also stated opposition to federal funding of abortion and support
for parental notification and consent legislation.
In contrast, McMahon’s
opponent, Democrat Richard Blumenthal, has said that “the recent
health care reform is a good first step.”
In Illinois the Republican
Senate candidate is Congressman Mark Kirk, who voted against the
Obama health care law and voted for the Stupak-Pitts amendment which
would have removed abortion funding from the bill.
The Illinois Democrat Senate
candidate, Alexi Giannoulias, has said he “strongly supports” the
Obama health care law.