For further information:
Derrick Jones, 202-626-8825,
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE URGES
HOUSE TO REJECT "DISCLOSE ACT"
"UNPRINCIPLED, UNCONSTITUTIONAL" POLITICAL ATTACK
(June 15, 2010) -- In a new letter to members of the
U.S. House of Representatives, the National Right to
Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of
right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, said
that its 2010 congressional scorecard would report a
vote for the so-called "DISCLOSE Act" (H.R. 5175) as
"a blatant political attack on the First Amendment
rights of NRLC, our state affiliates, and our
members and donors."
so-called "NRA carve out," a revision agreed to by
the House Democratic Leadership "is not only
worthless, but adds insult to injury," and would not
apply to NRLC or to any of NRLC's 50 state
affiliates, the new NRLC letter explains.
NRLC letter can be viewed
May 27 letter that explains NRLC's objections to the
legislation in detail is posted
A June 10
letter by a coalition of organizations opposing the
bill is posted
edition of National Right to Life News,
which has been disseminated to hundreds of thousands
of pro-life activists nationwide, highlights the
threat posed by the "DISCLOSE Act" in its cover
Legislative Director Douglas Johnson and Senior
Legislative Counsel Susan T. Muskett, J.D. are
available to provide comment and analysis of the
"DISCLOSE Act." Please contact the NRLC
Communications Department at (202) 626-8825 to
arrange an interview.
The National Right to Life
Committee is the nationís largest pro-life group,
with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000
local chapters nationwide.