“I laid out a very simple principle, which is, this is a health care bill not an abortion bill. We are not looking to change what has been a core principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions. And I want to make sure the provision that emerges will meet that test.”—Brother O in an ABC News interview November 9, 2009
Abortions are being funded despite the claims from Brother O and Democrats that language in the ObamaCare bill would prevent abortion funding and despite the smoke-and-mirrors executive order Brother O signed to stop abortion funding.
“The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million in federal tax funds, which we’ve discovered will pay for insurance plans that cover any legal abortion.”—Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee
Are senior citizens and Second Amendment advocates paying attention? AARP and the NRA have made deals with lying progressive Democrats and sold out their members. If the progressive Democrats and their minions lied about abortion, could they have also lied about no “death panels” and Supreme Court nominees or Democrat candidates who support Second Amendment protections?
In the mold of Chavez and Castro, Brother O is another lying, two-faced dictator who seeks power to rule, not govern. The so-called patriotic seniors and gun rights advocates who voted for Brother O and the Democrat progressives have put their nation in the throes of a totalitarian government.
Will they come to their senses and atone for their egregious error in November or continue to swallow and regurgitate the progressives’ lies and propaganda? Based on Democrat triumphs across the country in special elections, they’re Kool-Aid drinkers, not patriots.
By Steven Ertelt
The Obama administration has officially approved the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under the new national government-run health care program. This is the kind of abortion funding the pro-life movement warned about when Congress considered the bill.
The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new “high-risk” insurance program under a provision of the federal health care legislation enacted in March.
It has quietly approved a plan submitted by an appointee of pro-abortion Governor Edward Rendell under which the new program will cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania.
The high-risk pool program is one of the new programs created by the sweeping health care legislation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama signed into law on March 23. The law authorizes $5 billion in federal funds for the program, which will cover as many as 400,000 people when it is implemented nationwide.
“The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million in federal tax funds, which we’ve discovered will pay for insurance plans that cover any legal abortion,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee.
Johnson told LifeNews.com: “This is just the first proof of the phoniness of President Obama’s assurances that federal funds would not subsidize abortion — but it will not be the last.”
“President Obama successfully opposed including language in the bill to prevent federal subsidies for abortions, and now the Administration is quietly advancing its abortion-expanding agenda through administrative decisions such as this, which they hope will escape broad public attention.” Johnson said.
The abortion funding comes despite language in the bill that some pro-abortion Democrats and Obama himself claimed would prevent abortion funding and despite a controversial executive order Obama signed supposedly stopping abortion funding.