H.R. 2, sponsored by pro-life House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is a bill to completely repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA), the massive healthcare restructuring law that was enacted in March, 2010 (Public Law 111-148), sometimes referred to as "ObamaCare." As enacted, the PPACA contains multiple provisions that will, if fully implemented, result in government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care, which are documented here
. In addition, the PPACA also contains multiple provisions authorizing federal subsidies for abortion, and additional provisions on which future abortion-expanding regulatory mandates may be based. The abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of the law are thoroughly documented in materials posted on the NRLC website here
. For these reasons, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) strongly supports repeal of the PPACA, as explained in a letter sent to U.S. House members endorsing this repealer bill, H.R. 2, posted here
. On January 19, 2011, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 by a vote of 245 to 189. The repealer bill was supported by 242 Republicans and three Democrats. All 189 opponents were Democrats. Subsequently, the U.S. Senate did not approve this bill. House roll call no. 14, January 19, 2011.