This February 2, 2011 roll call dealt with an amendment offered by Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to completely repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA), the massive health care 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 PPACA 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, posted here
, endorsing a similar repealer bill that passed the House on January 19, 2011. Unfortunately, the McConnell motion failed, 47 to 51 (60 votes were required to prevail), on a straight party-line vote. Roll call no. 9, February 2, 2011.