WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has opposed ObamaCare since its passage two years ago, said today's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives repealing the health care law is significant because it's the first time the House has voted to overturn the flawed measure since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the law last month.
"The House vote repealing ObamaCare sends a significant message across America – the high court got this one wrong – and that most Americans understand the only way to correct this injustice is to repeal the health care law," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "The government-run law creates a damaging tax, while at the same time, dramatically expands funding for abortions. It was bad law before the Supreme Court decision, and it is bad law now. The action taken by the House reflects the will of the majority of the American people and underscores a deep concern that ObamaCare puts affordable, pro-life health care at risk."
In less than two weeks, the ACLJ has heard from more than 100,000 Americans urging the House to repeal ObamaCare.
Sekulow added: "The focus now turns to the Senate, and while repeal there remains an uphill battle, we're confident that the American people will call on their Senators to take the kind of bold action taken by the House – take up this issue and schedule a vote to repeal a pro-abortion, government-run law that is both dangerous and damaging to the nation."
In the legal challenges that ended up at the Supreme Court, the ACLJ filed numerous amicus briefs opposing ObamaCare, representing hundreds of members of Congress and hundreds of thousands of Americans.
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