National Right To Life Committee Defend House Members With 100% Voting Scores
MUSKOGEE – The National Right to Life Committee has come out in defense of certain members of Congress after their 100% voting record has come into question after they voted in favor of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
In a recent letter they said:
Committed pro-life House members, who have 100% voting scores from National Right to Life, are being inaccurately, unfairly described as “not pro-life enough” by some critics. Some of the critics clearly have ulterior political motives, while others may merely be misinformed.
“Neither Congressman Markwayne Mullin nor any other member of Congress did anything contrary to pro-life interests by voting in favor of the omnibus appropriations bill in December,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The bill preserved existing pro-life laws such as the Hyde Amendment, and contrary to some claims, it contained no earmark, line item, or specific appropriation for Planned Parenthood. It is true that we need a new law to prevent Planned Parenthood from tapping into federal health programs such as Medicaid – but that effort was best advanced by approval of a separate bill, the budget reconciliation bill (H.R. 3762), which was immune from a pro-abortion filibuster. Although the reconciliation bill was vetoed, the filibuster-avoiding path blazed by H.R. 3762 can be employed to enact a block on funding to Planned Parenthood, once there is a president willing to sign it.”
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