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NRL News
Page 27
June 2010
Volume 37
Issue 8-9

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.