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‘Pro-life Rep. Tom Perriello backs Senate bill’s abortion safeguards’ [Update]

David Gibson reports pro-life Democrat Virginia Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello says the Senate bill’s abortion funding safeguards are as good as the House’s.

The take away:

“As health care experts and pro-life leaders agree, the abortion language in the Senate bill upholds the Hyde Amendment standard. The Senate health care bill prevents federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, as the Catholic Hospital Association and legal experts have recently stated and as my own research has confirmed.”

Read the rest here.

Update

CNS reported:

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, [correctly] contradicting both the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and [misguided] members of Congress, said Monday that the Senate health-care bill uses no federal money to pay for health care plans which cover elective abortions.

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March 16, 2010 - Posted by | Health, Politics | ,

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