National Right to Life reports that Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to ram HR 3200, the House health care reform measure, through the House on short notice. On October 23, the AP reported that Pelosi and her leadership team have no intention of allowing Reps. Bart Stupak and Joe Pitts offer their amendment to prohibit federal funds for abortions and abortion subsidies.
The AP reported: “Such an amendment would be almost certain to prevail…So Democratic leaders won’t let Stupak offer it. Instead, it appears they may have to take the risk of letting Stupak try to block action on the underlying bill, which he intends to do by assembling ‘no’ votes on a procedural measure [the “rule”] that needs to pass before debate can begin.”
Imagine you live in a democracy and then think again. Pelosi and company will bring HR 3200 to the House floor under a rule which allows no one, not a Democrat or a Republican, to offer an amendment and which does not allow votes on any amendment.
National Right to Life has issued a full-scale alert, asking people to bombard their Congressmen with phone calls urging a NO vote on the “rule” and a NO vote on the pro-abortion bill.
Read the full Alert from NRLC with instructions for calling your Congressman here.