Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Iowa Republican Congressman Corrects Chuck Grassley's Lies

The Iowa Independent reports on a Town Hall held by Iowa Republican Congressman Tom Latham. The Independent reports:
"Despite the fact that many of his fellow Republicans say otherwise, including fellow Iowan and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Latham said so-called 'death panels' are not in the bill. The provision in question deals with funding for voluntary end-of-life planning, he said.

You also won’t find any mention of abortion, he said. An advertising campaign paid for by anti-abortion groups says a lack of specifics on abortion in the bill will end with taxpayer dollars being spent on abortions.

The bill that has been passed by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee stipulates that the only abortion services that could be paid for with government funds would be those in which the mother’s life was endangered or in cases of rape or incest.

'There is nothing in the bill one way or another,' Latham said, later adding that while there have been amendments in committee that would specifically prohibit it, those were voted down."

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