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Congress Tunes Out The American People

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Washington, D.C. – Americans spoke loud and clear as they repeatedly urged Congress to “Kill the Bill.” Today, Congress instead gave them a massive government takeover of our nation’s health care system. The sweeping government takeover of health care will: fund abortion, ration care, cut benefits to seniors, raise taxes on small business and middle-class American families, force all Americans to buy insurance or pay taxes, create over a hundred new government bureaucracies, and, give special backroom deals to legislators in certain states.

“We are not fooled,” said Concerned Women for America (CWA) CEO Penny Nance. “This is the biggest expansion of abortion funding since Roe v. Wade. And a flimsy promise of an executive order from the President may make it more comfortable for “pro-life” Democrats like Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) to vote for the bill, but in the end, such an illusory promise is not even worth the paper on which it’s written. Backroom deals and compromises will not soften the blow of this attack on life and liberty as we know and enjoy it. Americans will not forget those Members of Congress who refused to listen to them. They will make their voices heard in November.”