A lot of media is focused on President Obama repeatedly “misleading*” the American people that if they like their health insurance they can keep it.
However that was not the only “untruth**” the President uttered to make sure his signature health care law got passed. To ensure the votes of Democrats who until Obamacare passage were considered pro-life, President Obama signed an Executive Order saying that his health care law maintains the status quo. Of course the exact opposite became true as government mandates and funds became a taxpayer-funded slush fund to subsidize the abortion industry. Immediately pro-life groups cried foul, pointing out that such an Executive Order was as useless as the paper it was printed on. We were not alone.
A little under a year after passage a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report pointed out what had been obvious to everyone except for perhaps now retired lawmakers Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebr.). The CRS report found that neither current law (Hyde Amendment), nor the health care law, nor the Executive Order signed by the President, nor HHS’ contract solicitation for the high-risk pool program specifically prevent federal funds from being used to finance abortion coverage in state high-risk pools.
It wasn’t just CRS. Abortion-giant Planned Parenthood, the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights and at least 22 pro-abortion Members of Congress also knew Obamacare funded abortions.
On abortion funding, Obamacare is a boon to the abortion industry. Under the new health care law, the Director of OPM may administer plans that cover elective abortion and even mandate elective abortion in all but one of the plans he or she administers. Additionally, language in the law gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services tremendous power, including the ability to mandate that every health care plan offer abortion coverage as part of “preventive services.” The health care law also allows for taxpayer subsidies for policies with elective abortion under a system of accounting gimmicks, and charging an “abortion surcharge” for anyone who enrolls in a federally subsidized health care plan that covers elective abortions – regardless of if the enrollee agrees with the policy or not.
President Obama has thrown his Executive Order under the bus numerous times, most recently when his Office of Personnel and Management ruled that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money.
While the President has sort of apologized for his “now false***” statements on keeping your health care plan he has not said word one on abortion funding. Despite growing proof every day of how Obamacare is subsidizing the death of children.
CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE!
The President isn’t alone on continuing the “fiction” as the Senate Democrats still maintain there is no abortion funding or subsidies. They continue the charade despite that abortion-giant Planned Parenthood, which is profiting nicely from passage of Obamacare, has helpful hints on how to get tax funded abortions.
Speaker Pelosi “misrepresented****” about the position of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on the issue of abortion in the health care bill that ultimately passed saying that there is no funding of abortion in the health care bill – despite the fact the USCCB made it clear they knew there WAS such government funding in the bill. (Also during the debate one of Speaker Pelosi’s leftenants, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) threatened the USCCB with an IRS audit because of their position on the health care bill and abortion funding.)
Well Mr. President, when will you come clean on abortion funding?
***LYING LIKE A RUG
****LIED SO BADLY HER PANTS ARE STILL ON FIRE
LifeNews Note: Tom McClusky writes for March for Life.