Rep. Pence Applauds Pro-Life House Republicans and Democrats
During last Friday’s March for Life, Mike Pence, (R-IN) applauded the efforts of both pro-life Republicans and Democrats in the House for inserting language restricting federal funding of abortion in the health care reform bill. He noted that their work, coupled with the election of Scott Brown, (R-MA) to the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy, has put an end to the current version of health care reform and has signaled a return of this nation to “common sense and common values.”
Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2010 / 09:26 pm (CNA).- Following Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) statement that she didn’t think it’s possible to pass the Senate version of the health care bill in the House, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said that the pro-abortion language in the bill played a “critical role” in its demise.
During an interview with Cybercast News at last Friday’s March for Life in Washington D.C., Rep. Pence credited “the pro-life Republicans and Democrats who took a stand in the House of Representatives on the traditional language that was encompassed first in the Hyde Amendment and then in the Stupak-Pitts Amendment,” noting that their work contributed immensely to the current situation of health care reform.
Unlike the House version of the health care bill, which included Hyde amendment restrictions on the federal funding of abortion in the Stupak-Pitts amendment, the Senate version mandated all federally funded health insurance policies to have one option that included abortion.