FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) today expressed strong opposition to the U.S. Senate's failure to approve a continuing resolution that would ensure that the government is funded with a budget extension while defunding the abortion-funding and conscience-violating "Affordable Care Act."
Of the vote, Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, said:
"The U.S. Senate failed in its responsibility to save Americans from the pain of a program the president himself has acknowledged is not ready for prime-time. The roll-out of Obamacare continues to be plagued with so many problems that even the District of Columbia is postponing key functions of the law.
"Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is irresponsibly trying to shut down the government to protect a law that a majority of Americans don't want. The President's unworkable and unaffordable health care law will ration health care as well as subsidize coverage that includes elective abortion and violates citizens' rights to religious freedom in their health plans. There is only one prescription for these worsening problems: an Obamacare-ectomy.
"We commend the leadership of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Congress must pull the plug on Obamacare, before it puts Americans' health care on life support," concluded Perkins.