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Pro-Life Groups Launch Website Exposing Abortion-Funding Plans in Obamacare


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The administration's persistent lack of transparency on Obamacare health plans has led national pro-life leaders to develop a website where consumers can find out which insurance carriers cover abortion on demand.

The website is being launched at a national news conference on the Capitol House Triangle on Thursday, November 20.  The lead researchers of the data presented in the site, experts at Family Research Council (FRC) and Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), will be present at the event.  They will be joined by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), lead sponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, and will discuss their findings to date.  The new website educates and informs site visitors on whether or not insurance carriers cover abortion on demand, forcing consumers to pay for other people's abortions.

The timing of this new tool's launch follows the release of newly surfaced videos in which key Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber called the "lack of transparency" with which the law was passed a "huge political advantage."

Family Research Council and the Charlotte Lozier Institute previously have reported on the lack of transparency in the exchange plans. The non-partisan government watchdog agency, Government Accountability Office (GAO), released a report identifying 1,036 Obamacare plans that cover abortion on demand and receive taxpayer subsidies.

Who:               Arina Grossu, Director of Family Research Council's Center for Human Dignity

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chair, Bipartisan Congressional Pro-life Caucus

Genevieve Plaster, Charlotte Lozier Institute

Kerri Kupec, Alliance Defending Freedom

What:             Reaction to insurance open season and new Obamacare plans

When:             Thursday, Nov. 20, 2 - 2:30 PM EST

Where:            U.S. House of Representatives, House Triangle

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