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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2009
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Schlafly: Pelosi's bill rolls medical amnesty for illegal immigrants and
abortion on demand into one colossal pile of junk
Washington, D.C. — Phyllis Schlafly, founder and president of the leading conservative public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following statements on the eve of the scheduled House vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) health care reform bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962):
"Less than 24 hours remain for Members of Congress to do the right thing and listen to their constituents who have passionately risen up to oppose this 2,000-page pile of junk policy which Nancy Pelosi is masquerading as health care reform," said Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly. "This bill is stealth amnesty for illegal immigrants and abortion on demand rolled into one."
"H.R. 3962 is the feminists' dream bill because it provides for the largest expansion of government sanctioned abortion since Roe v. Wade in 1973," said Schlafly. "It's unprecedented. It would for the very first time allow direct government funding of elective abortions, and when strident abortion supporters like Rep. Louise Slaughter and Planned Parenthood have no problem with supposed "pro-life" amendment language, like that offered by Rep. Brad Ellsworth, you know something's fishy."
"Who would have believed that after all this time Nancy Pelosi would be the one to prove Joe Wilson correct? Pelosi's bill has done nothing to close those pesky loopholes that existed in the Democrats' first health care bill," continued Schlafly. "H.R. 3962 still allows illegal immigrants open access to the Insurance Exchange, it still provides no reliable verification mechanism, and it still allows that even if only one person qualifies for the family affordability credit, then the entire family is eligible for the pickings."
"Certain Members of Congress may not care much about saving American jobs, but they certainly do care about saving their own," concluded Schlafly. "Whether this bill goes down in the House tomorrow or if it's defeated in the Senate, ultimately, the American people will be heard, just as Virginia and New Jersey voters were heard loud and clear last Tuesday night."