|Volume 37, Number 1 www.nrlc.org January 2010|
White House and Top Capitol Hill Democrats Prepare for Final Push on Sweeping Pro-Abortion Health Care Legislation
WASHINGTON (January 13, 2010)—The Obama White House and top Democratic congressional leaders are meeting behind closed doors to hammer out a final health care bill, which they hope to ram through both houses of Congress within a matter of weeks.
However, there are major unresolved differences between the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives in early November (H.R. 3962) and the bill passed by the Senate in late December (H.R. 3590), including profound differences on abortion-related policies.
The White House and top congressional Democrats have made it clear that they would like to pass a final bill that includes abortion-related provisions along the general lines of those contained in the Senate-passed bill—provisions that have been denounced by NRLC and other pro-life groups.
Health Care Proposals Contain Numerous Rationing Components
By Jennifer Popik, J.D.
Both the House and Senate have passed bills fraught with rationing concerns, with negotiations now having moved behind closed doors. Having circumvented the conference process, Democratic congressional leaders will work out differences between the House and Senate version among themselves with no input from Republicans. Their expressed goal is to pass a final bill to send to President Obama to sign by February’s Presidential State of the Union Address.
From the President
December 7, 1941—the
attack on Pearl Harbor
These three dates are “dates of infamy” in our nation’s history. All three of them signify horrific attacks on our nation’s people. The first and the last attacks were launched from abroad. Alas, the attack on January 1973, by far the deadliest one with 50 million American fatalities and more to come, was unleashed right here in our own country by our own Supreme Court.
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