Americans United for Life: What’s “essential to feminine power”?

by E. Carroll

-In response to pro-choice groups convening in Washington to oppose the Stupak-Pitts Amendments, Americans United for Life released the following statement: “By confusing abortion with health care, the feminist groups and the abortion lobby actually demean women with their argument that the destruction of unborn children is essential to feminine power.”

-In response to the Obama administration’s stem cell research approval, Americans United for Life released the following statement: “Despite years of research, human embryonic stem cells have yet to be used in real therapies for patients. On the other hand, adult stem cell research– ignored by the Obama administration– has proven effective and is already being used to treat over 70 different diseases and conditions. The NIH’s authorization to use human embryonic stem cells expands the destruction of lives at the earliest stage of development and continues the Administration’s practice of ignoring ethical research that is already saving the lives of Americans .”

-“The Senate accepted the Mikulski (D-MD) amendment to the Senate health care bill by a vote of 61-39. The amendment does not explicitly require abortion coverage, but it also fails to explicitly exclude it. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) could categorize abortion as “preventive care,” and would therefore recommend coverage for abortion by all private plans. The recommendation would force private plans to offer abortion coverage, furthering the abortion lobby’s agenda of mainstreaming abortion as health care.” Americans United for Life countered with: “Abortion is not preventive care.”


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