NRLC - Ellsworth abortion move "sparks furious backlash" -- Indiana paper

Evansville, Indiana, Courier-Press

November 6, 2009

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  • An amendment by Rep. Brad Ellsworth to the health care reform bill has sparked a furious backlash among national, state and local anti-abortion groups

 

"None of us really objected to the Ellsworth language. In fact, we think he did a good job." -- Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and chairwoman of the House Rules Committee

Health care amendment centers on use of federal funds

By Thomas B. Langhorne

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eighth District U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., might have expected that his amendment to the health care reform bill, which he says will ensure no federal funds are used to provide elective abortions, would be opposed by Planned Parenthood.

The abortion rights group weighed in with a statement of opposition on Tuesday.

But the Ellsworth amendment, which House leaders have said they may incorporate into the bill, also has sparked a furious backlash among national, state and local anti-abortion groups who typically support Ellsworth.[…]

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