MEDIA UPDATE: The
From the National Right to Life Committee
Federal Legislation Department
November 10, 2009
During the November 7 House floor debate on
Stupak-Pitts amendment, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)
said that the amendment "puts new restrictions
on women's access to abortion coverage in the
private health insurance market even when they
would pay premiums with their own money."
On November 9,
PolitiFact.com issued an analysis and has rated
this comment as
here. However, there have been similar
mischaracterizations of the Stupak-Pitts
Amendment in many news stories in recent days.
additional information on what the Stupak-Pitts
Amendment does and does not do, please see
by National Public Radio.
also reviewed a November 8 statement by Planned
Parenthood, "President Obama campaigned on a
promise to put reproductive health care at the
center of his reform plan," which PolitiFact.com
rated as "TRUE,"
here. A short video clip of Obama making
the promise can be viewed on NRLC’s
here. NRLC's latest comment on President
Obama's activity on this matter is found
Additional documentation on these matters is
available on the NRLC website at
or by calling NRLC at 202-626-8820.
The National Right to Life
Committee, the nation’s largest pro-life group,
is a federation of affiliates in all 50 states
and 3,000 local chapters nationwide. National
Right to Life works through legislation and
education to protect those threatened by
abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted