D.C. (10 November 2009) – On Saturday night, National Right to Life
Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gave
Speaker Nancy Pelosi the push she needed to pass HR 3962, the “Affordable
Health Care for America Act.”
Some pro-lifers heralded victory. The
Stupak Amendment kept some abortion funding out of the government-run
Others, including American Life League, called the night a crushing blow
to human rights and the battle for a culture of life.
health care debate moves into the Senate, the pro-life movement must
repudiate the half measures currently being touted as victory in some
pro-life circles," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
"Far too many vulnerable human beings' lives hang in the balance, not to
mention the credibility and integrity of the entire pro-life effort."
“NRLC and the USCCB have dealt a horrific blow to the pro-life movement,”
she continued. “If we don't act now and expose this deal for what it is,
National Right to Life could again sell out the pro-life movement with the
Here’s a look at the Stupak Amendment HR
3962 – what we’ve lost and what we’ve gained.
Without National Right to Life Committee
and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ support for the bill
with the Stupak provisions included, HR 3962 could not have passed.
"The Stupak Amendment was no victory for
the pro-life movement," Brown said. "NRLC and the USCCB have traded
millions of lives for political ‘success.’"
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the
largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and
is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the
moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press
inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.