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Congressman Neugebauer on Health Care, “this legislation will kill babies”

Posted in Abortion, Health Care with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by saynsumthn

Neugebauer continues fight against abortion
By Elliott Blackburn | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lubbock’s congressman sought campaign donations and cast his widely criticized outburst during Sunday’s health care debate as a renewed anti-abortion effort a day after issuing a defiant apology.

U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, posted a video message to his web site late Monday describing the “government takeover of individual health care” and “the lives of unborn children used as a bargaining chip.”

Neugebauer apologized Monday for shouting “baby killer” as anti-abortion Michigan Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak gave critical support to the health care bill, which ultimately passed on a mostly party-line vote.

Neugebauer said he had referred to the health care bill itself and not Stupak, who had opposed the bill without stronger prohibitions against federal funding for abortions.
Representatives for Neugebauer’s office could not be reached late Tuesday afternoon.

Searches for “Neugebauer” on Google returned paid advertising that read “Join Randy Neugebauer/Protect the Unborn” and linked to the congressman’s web site.
The new YouTube video pledged to “continue to speak in the same passion that I spoke last night – maybe in a little bit different form.”

A message posted to the conservative Red State blog said to be from the congressman described Majority Whip James Clyburn’s call for Neugebauer to apologize on the House floor and “a clear mission” for what Neugebauer saw as an anti-abortion battle.

“While the floor of the House was the wrong place to shout out my objection, the fact remains that this legislation will kill babies,” the post attributed to Neugebauer read.