Salt Lake City, Utah, November 20, 2009. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) unveiled his 2,074 page health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. U.S. Senate candidate (R-UT) Cherilyn Eagar said, “Abortion funding language is included in this bill with no remedy to the problem that this is government-run health care, rationing services and placing our health care decision-making in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.”
Eagar urges the Senate to cast an unconditional NO vote on the cloture vote on the motion to proceed, which requires a 60-vote threshold and will likely occur sometime on Saturday, November 21st.
Eagar has been endorsed by her long-time friend, the First Lady of the Conservative Movement and founder of the national Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly. “This bill in its entirety is an attack on life at all stages,” said Schlafly. “The presence of the end-of-life counseling provisions in this bill and the Democrats’ rejection of all offered amendments to ban the practice of rationing is not a fluke. It is the foundation around which this legislation has been written.”
Eagar echoes Schalfly’s position that a YEA vote for cloture on the motion to proceed is not only a vote in favor of government-run health care, but it is also a vote for government-sanctioned euthanasia.
As a conservative woman, Eagar has opposed the liberal feminist agenda for over 30 years on the international, national and local levels. She says Utah’s family values aren’t being represented. “I don’t vote by gender, but here’s my experience: When a conservative woman walks into a room of liberal feminists, it totally neutralizes their argument. We’re their worst nightmare. Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein do not represent me, nor most of Utah. Yet, these women have an anti-life, anti-family, anti-men agenda and have been brow-beating and silencing some good men in the U.S. Senate for too long. Conservative leaders in Washington tell me they are desperate for a truly conservative woman in the U.S. Senate. It’s time for that voice to be heard to defend life at all stages – unborn and the elderly.”
Defending life has been a priority for Eagar and Eagle Forum since she began her political activism in 1978 as Phyllis Schlafly’s state media representative for Stop ERA in Illinois. Eagar played a key role in its demise saying it would have locked in Roe v. Wade beyond repair. “Thousands of women were involved in that early fight. I studied the law, knew the constitutional issues, and assisted with the research behind the legal brief that virtually killed passage of the ERA in the Illinois State legislature.”
“When I’m elected to the U.S. Senate, I will continue to work vigilantly to overthrow Roe v. Wade. Over 30 years ago, I accurately predicted that the feminist population control agenda would wreak havoc on our economy and our future stability in 30 years. Now we are there.”
Eagar calls upon the pro-life community to unite to defend the unborn and our free enterprise system, to contact Senators in every state, and to get behind her candidacy for U.S. Senate. “This health care bill is nothing more than the prescription for anti-American socialism. Our Senator is sponsoring a health care alternative that includes a provision to require non-church-owned insurance companies to provide an abortion option,” Eagar said.
He also voted for embryonic stem cell medical research. Eagar said, “Our Senator cannot call himself pro-life. He doesn’t represent me as a woman or as a Utahn. It’s time for us to thank our Senator and give him a retirement dinner.”
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