FRC Backs ObamaCare Delay and Conscience Protections in CR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2013
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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following statement as the House takes up a second Continuing Resolution to fund the government after the Senate voted yesterday to fund ObamaCare:

"Conservatives in the House and Senate have stood firm against ObamaCare and are supported by the majority of Americans which oppose it. They understand this law threatens Americans health care through increased premium costs, government rationing, but will also force Americans to subsidize health plans with elective abortion and already directly violates the Americans religious freedoms.

"The House amendment to be added to the CR today is not what Americans wanted, which is defunding ObamaCare. We realize Republicans in the House of Representatives take seriously the dire implications of ObamaCare going into effect which will put families, faith, and freedom at risk. Therefore, we support this compromise amendment to delay Obamacare with its cost increases, rationing and abortion subsidies, and support the addition of religious freedom protections. However, we will continue to work to fully repeal this disastrous law."