Governor's Amendment to HB2434 Well Intentioned but Fatally Flawed

April 6, 2011 09:00 AM


Stafford, VA — American Life League, headquartered in Stafford, VA, sent an Action Alert to all Associates and supporters in Virginia to oppose passage of Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendment to HB2434 and the Health Exchange bill itself. 

The ALL Action Alert states that because exceptions in the amendment sanction abortions in many cases, including "alleged acts" of rape and incest, the actual effect will be to provide abortion-on-demand in the health exchanges.

"We appreciate that our governor believes this amendment is pro-life.  However, closer examination reveals that this type of language ultimately perpetuates abortion," explained Jim Sedlak, vice president at ALL.  “As fellow Catholics and pro-lifers, we cannot support legislation that bargains innocent lives today against untold innocent lives in the future."

ALL has asked its supporters to immediately contact their elected representatives to insist they reject both the governor’s amendment and HB2434 which begins the process of setting up health exchanges in Virginia.

“Virginia won its suit that Obamacare is unconstitutional.  For Virginia to comply with setting up health exchanges required by Obamacare in a case Virginians expect will be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court seems premature at best," said Sedlak.

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Cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown, American Life League is the United States oldest and largest Catholic grassroots pro-life organization.  ALL is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information, please visit or call 540-659-4171.

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