Immediate ReleaseDecember 19, 2009
Contact: Michelle Begnoche
STUPAK STATEMENT ON SENATE ABORTION LANGUAGE
For Immediate Release
December 19, 2009
"WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) issued the following statement regarding to the abortion language provisions in the Senate health care bill:
“While I appreciate the efforts of all the parties involved, especially Senator Ben Nelson, the Senate abortion language is not acceptable. I will continue to work with my colleagues on this issue as the process moves forward.
"A review of the Senate language indicates a dramatic shift in federal policy that would allow the federal government to subsidize insurance policies with abortion coverage.
"Further, the segregation of funds to pay for abortion is another departure from current policy prohibiting federal subsidy of abortion coverage.
To read the full statement released yesterday by Rep. Stupak, visit his official site here.