About three dozen Republican senators are warning Democratic leaders in the Senate not to use an omnibus appropriations bill to lift existing restrictions on abortion funding. The National Right to Life Committee notes:

The possible abortion-related provisions at issue would:
— lift a longstanding ban on funding of abortions by the city government of Washington, D.C., allowing funding of abortion on demand with funds appropriated by Congress.
— lift a longstanding ban on coverage of elective abortions in the private health plans that participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, which covers over 7 million federal employees and dependents, including most members of Congress.
—  permanently prevent any U.S. president from restricting U.S. funding of foreign organizations that are committed to promoting abortion as a method of birth control.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats say there is no expansion of abortion funding in their health care reform bills but they are at the same time considering lifting existing abortion funding restrictions, how much credibility do they have?