Republican Leader: We’ll Try to Repeal Pro-Abortion Health Care if We Win House

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 30, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Republican Leader: We’ll Try to Repeal Pro-Abortion Health Care if We Win House

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 30
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — The top Republican in the House of Representatives said today that GOP lawmakers will try to repeal the pro-abortion health care bill President Barack Obama signed into law if Americans give them the majority after the November congressional elections.

House Republican Leader John Boehner, who is getting an award from a pro-life group for trying to stop the abortion funding in the bill, made the remarks in an NPR interview.

"I think that we need to repeal the health care law and replace it with common-sense steps that will lower the cost of health insurance in America," Boehner said.

Boehner said Republicans are hoping for a repeat of 1994, when a slew of pro-life advocates were elected to Congress in reaction to the pro-abortion policies and health care takeover by the Clinton administration.

Although Republicans have a long way to go to capture control of the House and Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, they believe there is a chance they can do so or will come close.

The GOP leader said he believes "at least 100 seats" are in play in the House, which would give Republicans enough opportunities to defeat pro-abortion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"If [Republican Sen.] Scott Brown can win in Massachusetts, there isn’t a seat in America the Republicans can’t win," Boehner told NPR. "What we’re seeing every day is the playing field widen, widen beyond anything we’ve seen around here during my 20 years."

Two polls show American voters are shifting towards pro-life Republican candidates and away from pro-abortion Democrats.

With the leadership of the Republican Party in the House and Senate strongly pro-life and with most GOP candidates taking a pro-life stance and most Democrats backing abortion, a party change in Congress benefits pro-life interests.

With that in mind, a new Gallup poll shows a marked enthusiasm gap in this year’s electorate.

Republicans narrowly lead on the generic ballot, 46 to 45 percent, which is very rare for the GOP as Democrats typically lead in party versus party polls.

Meanwhile, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds less than a third of all voters say they are inclined to support their representatives in November. That’s not good news for the pro-abortion Democrats who currently control the House and Senate.

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