Communications Department

NRLC Responds to Sebelius Comments

Sep 13, 2009 | 2009 Press Releases

National Right to Life responds to Sebelius comments on
ABC News’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, addressed questions pertaining to the effect of health care legislation on abortion policy.  George Stephanopoulos has posted a partial transcript of the exchange on his blog at

What follows is a reaction from Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the national federation of right-to-life organizations:  “For months, the President, his staff, and his congressional allies have misrepresented actual language in their bills that would result in government funding of elective abortions.  The latest statements by Mr. Obama and Ms. Sebelius are most likely a continuation of their strategy of denial, evasion, and distortion.  We say, watch what they do, not what they say.”Further details on the ongoing disinformation campaign is found here:

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.