WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today it has heard from more than 70,000 Americans who have signed on to a petition urging Congress to repeal ObamaCare, the pro-abortion, government run health care law. The ACLJ is also directly challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare with a federal lawsuit and supporting other legal challenges by Florida and Virginia.
"This is a defining moment in the House of Representatives and reflects a critical first step in a multi-prong strategy to reject ObamaCare," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "The stage was set for this repeal vote with last November's election. Most Americans understand the need for health care reform, but don't want a government run, pro-abortion health care law that was forced on the American people. The repeal vote in the House is the first step in a lengthy legislative process that ultimately could include defunding the law. That coupled with significant legal challenges puts the constitutionality of ObamaCare in jeopardy. At the end of the day, we remain confident that ObamaCare ultimately will be rejected - either legislatively or legally."
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is online at www.aclj.org.
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