“We have not seen the actual Casey language addressing abortion. We only know what has been imparted to us verbally by Senator Nelson’s staff late this afternoon.” said Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director of Nebraska Right to Life.
“From what we know, without seeing the actual language, it in no way resembles the Stupak language and still allows federal subsidies for plans that cover abortion on demand, which is entirely unacceptable for Nebraska Right to Life and thousands of Nebraskans who oppose public funding of elective abortion.” said Schmit-Albin. “The proposed opt-out clause is particularly offensive — the federal government would treat abortion on demand as if it was really health care, and then allow people to apply for status as conscientious objectors? Give me a break.”
Naturally, citizens are NOT allowed to see the language--nor the Bill, for that matter.
In the olden days, Catholics were characterized as people who "pay, pray, and obey."
That's not just for Catholics anymore.
Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, has seen a summary of the Casey proposal. He called the language “entirely unacceptable.”