Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- 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.]
This is why I'm failing to believe that a pro-life Democrat exists. The myth of the Blue Dog needs to be destroyed. They do not exist, and when confronted with a very real choice between life and Leftist ideology, they will choose Leftist ideology.
Obama has been unapologetic about his abortion record. People dismissed it, and believed the lies Stupak was spewing about holding out for a life protection clause in the health care reform atrocity that was rammed through in March. Just in case you forgot, it was Stupak's spineless deal that put this over the edge, and gave the "pro-life" Dems the cover they needed to vote the way they really wanted to vote. It was the final straw for the passage of the bill.
DHHS has emphasized that the states will not incur any costs of this "high risk" insurance program, and it will be completely funded by the Federal government - just to . The loophole comes in the wording:
The section on abortion (see page 14) asserts that "elective abortions are not covered," though it does not define elective -- which Johnson calls a "red herring."