NRLC - Urges House to reject "unprincipled" DISCLOSE Act


WASHINGTON (June 15, 2010) -- In a new letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, said that its 2010 congressional scorecard would report a vote for the so-called "DISCLOSE Act" (H.R. 5175) as "a blatant political attack on the First Amendment rights of NRLC, our state affiliates, and our members and donors."

The so-called "NRA carve out," a revision agreed to by the House Democratic Leadership "is not only worthless, but adds insult to injury," and would not apply to NRLC or to any of NRLC's 50 state affiliates, the new NRLC letter explains.

The entire NRLC letter can be viewed here (in PDF format, here).  A May 27 letter that explains NRLC's objections to the legislation in detail is posted here.

A June 10 letter by a coalition of organizations opposing the bill is posted here.

The June edition of National Right to Life News, which has been disseminated to hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists nationwide, highlights the threat posed by the "DISCLOSE Act" in its cover story, posted here.

NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson  and Senior Legislative Counsel Susan T.  Muskett, J.D. are available to provide comment and analysis of the "DISCLOSE Act."  Please contact the NRLC Communications Department at (202) 626-8825 to arrange an interview.

The National Right to Life Committee is the nation’s largest pro-life group, with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide.