The following may be attributed to Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing:
"Today, Rep. Dale Kildee announced he will support the Senate-passed health care bill. This statement from Rep. Kildee is disappointing coming from a person who calls himself prolife. The Senate health care bill would expand the role of the federal government in abortion procedures because it excludes the language of the Hyde amendment. The Hyde amendment has protected the conscience of tax-paying citizens for more than 30 years by keeping federal funds from being used for abortions. We cannot attempt to care for the health needs of some of the people in the United States by eliminating the life of others under the guise of health care reform. Abortion has no place in health care reform efforts and until clear language is inserted into the Senate-passed health care bill, groups like Right to Life of Michigan will speak up. Health care should not expand abortion funding forcing tax-payers to be part of the deliberate taking of human life. Rep. Dale Kildee may call himself prolife, but his actions speak louder than his words."