Hey Scott Brown – Take a Stance!
If Scott Brown was endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life, what does he have to hide about his position in H.R. 358, also known as the “Let Women Die” act? When a constituent emailed him to ask his stance on this dangerous bill, he gave this response:
“…I am opposed to the use of federal funds to provide or pay for abortions. I believe we can and should do more to promote abstinence programs and provide women with more services and options that will not only reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, but also abortions.
As you know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [P.L.111-148], which I did not support, does not explicitly prevent public funding of abortions; instead it relies on the renewal of the 'Hyde Amendment' each year. While the Hyde Amendment is typically renewed, to ensure that federal dollars are not used to pay for abortions, President Obama signed Executive Order 13535, which maintained the existing Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy. Specifically, the order extends these restrictions to the newly created health insurance exchanges that become operational in 2014, except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered. While I appreciate the President's efforts to clarify this long-standing policy, I share your concern that an Executive Order by itself may not properly safeguard the historic prohibition on federal funding of abortions. . .”
Scott Brown is concerned that “an Executive Order by itself may not properly safeguard the historic prohibition on federal funding of abortions.” Is he saying he’s concerned the Hyde Amendment isn’t enough? We don’t know! Come on, Scott Brown, are you for H.R. 358 or against it? Take a stance!