"Without the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment, America is on the verge of the largest expansion of abortion funding since Roe v. Wade." -- Charmaine Yoest
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Robert Casey (D-PA) have offered an amendment that would prohibit federal funding for abortion and for insurance plans that cover abortion. This amendment could be offered for a vote as early as today - and unless it passes, the final health bill could lead to the largest expansion of federal funding for abortion in history.
Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Charmaine Yoest said, "A strong majority of Americans do not want to fund abortion in health care reform. Without the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment, America is on the verge of the largest expansion of abortion funding since Roe v. Wade. It is time for the Senate to decide whether to listen to the American people or to move forward with health care legislation that funds abortion on-demand."
Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest and Staff Counsel Mary Harned are available for interviews today and Tuesday about this critical abortion vote in the Senate health care bill.
About Americans United for Life Action
AUL Action is the legislative arm of Americans United for Life (AUL). Americans United for Life (AUL) is the first national pro-life organization in America. In 1980, AUL successfully defended the Hyde Amendment before the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. McRae. Visit AUL Action's RealHealthCareRespectsLife.com, for background from our legal team about the threats to life in the current health care reform bills.
SOURCE Americans United for Life Action