"The continued spread of misinformation about the Stupak amendment by NARAL and other organizations has no place in the health care reform debate. Our focus must be on passing health care reform legislation – not on overturning more than 30 years of federal policy prohibiting federal funding of abortion. Our amendment maintains current law. That is why it was supported by 64 pro-choice and pro-life Democrats, 41 of whom went on to vote for H.R. 3962, enabling health care reform to pass in the House. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure we maintain current law of no federal funding for abortion in order to pass health reform legislation that provides access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans."[...]
"I encourage members of Congress to listen to the American people and the majority of House members who have made it very clear we do not want taxpayer dollars funding abortion," Stupak said. "While these ads may be great for NARAL's fundraising efforts, they unfortunately have no basis in reality and are a distraction from efforts to move true health care reform forward in this nation."