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Gingersnap
07-14-2010, 12:53 PM
Obama Administration Approves First Direct Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Through New High-Risk Insurance Pools

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
By Susan Jones, Senior Editor

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react to cheers as they arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, for the signing ceremony for the health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)(CNSNews.com) - If you want proof that President Obama's Executive Order on taxpayer-funded abortion was a sham, look no further than Pennsylvania, says House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio).

Boehner and other Republicans point to reports that the Health and Human Services Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk insurance pool that will cover any abortion that is legal in the state.

"The fact that the high-risk pool insurance program in Pennsylvania will use federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions is unconscionable," Boehner said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Just last month at the White House, I asked President Obama to provide the American people with a progress report on the implementation of his Executive Order, which purports to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions. Unfortunately, the President provided no information, and the American people are still waiting for answers."

President Obama pledged that under his health care plan “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

In a May 13 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Katherine Sebelius, Boehner asked if her department has provided guidance to the states on how to implement the president’s Executive Order on abortion funding. Boehner also asked Sebelius if the new federal high-risk pools would exclude abortion coverage.

He says his questions remain unanswered.

"Millions of Americans care deeply about this aspect of the new law and its implementation, and no progress report is complete without detailed information about it,” Boehner wrote to Sebelius.

The conservative Family Research Council says the $160 million in taxpayer funds for Pennsylvania is the first known instance of direct federal funding of abortions through the new high-risk insurance pools.

The abortion funding for pool participants validates the arguments pro-life groups made throughout the health care debate – that taxpayer dollars will fund abortions, said Tom McClusky, senior vice president of the Family Research Council’s political action arm.

“For our efforts to remove the bill's abortion funding, we were called 'deceivers' by President Obama and 'liars' by his allies. Now we know who the true deceivers and liars really are,’ McClusky said.

CNS (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/69384)

NJCardFan
07-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Nothing this fuckbag does surprises me anymore.

PoliCon
07-14-2010, 01:17 PM
fucking wonderful. :mad:

noonwitch
07-14-2010, 01:45 PM
Abortion coverage is standard on a lot of basic health insurance policies in the private sector. The pro choice liberals who won the last election are not exactly going to look really closely to ensure that the insurance companies they are contracting with are going to specifically exclude abortion from their coverage. Not much can really be done about it until after November, if then.


I'm not sure today what is covered in my PPO, but even after the voters of Michigan approved a ban on medicaid abortions, my state job still had it covered in my policy. Even after Engler became governor-if he ever managed to strip it, the union didn't object (which they would have-they hated Engler), so I think that it's still in the coverage for state employees.

linda22003
07-14-2010, 02:05 PM
Abortion coverage is standard on a lot of basic health insurance policies in the private sector. The pro choice liberals who won the last election are not exactly going to look really closely to ensure that the insurance companies they are contracting with are going to specifically exclude abortion from their coverage.

Exactly. Remember, the RNC had that in their health coverage for years and didn't even know it. It's pretty common.

Nubs
07-14-2010, 03:23 PM
But..but..but what ever happened to the Executive Order Stupak got from the Magnificent Barry??

lacarnut
07-14-2010, 06:58 PM
Exactly. Remember, the RNC had that in their health coverage for years and didn't even know it. It's pretty common.

I guess you and Noony are too stupid to comprehend the misrepresentation and lies of Obama and his Administration.

Hawkgirl
07-14-2010, 07:04 PM
This makes me want to pull my hair out....:mad:

Odysseus
07-14-2010, 11:28 PM
But..but..but what ever happened to the Executive Order Stupak got from the Magnificent Barry??

It was as good as Barry's word. :rolleyes:

PC Guy
07-15-2010, 05:09 AM
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For me personally, November 2012 feels like a thousand years away. I just can't wait to vote this leftist out of the White House.

noonwitch
07-15-2010, 09:37 AM
I guess you and Noony are too stupid to comprehend the misrepresentation and lies of Obama and his Administration.



Isn't this exactly the kind of loophole that conservatives were screaming about back when the bill was passed? That doesn't exactly make this any kind of a surprise. I'm pro-choice, why would I complain about any of it?

Odysseus
07-15-2010, 03:53 PM
Isn't this exactly the kind of loophole that conservatives were screaming about back when the bill was passed? That doesn't exactly make this any kind of a surprise. I'm pro-choice, why would I complain about any of it?

I'm pro-life, but I would object to my government subverting the rule of law and defrauding the electorate by creating executive orders that blur the distinction between laws and fiats. Ultimately, the most important principle in America is whether the people rule the government or the government rules the people. The congressional leadership thought that enacting this law was worth undermining the whole process by which we make laws. Or, to put it another way,


William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

linda22003
07-15-2010, 05:06 PM
I guess you and Noony are too stupid to comprehend the misrepresentation and lies of Obama and his Administration.

Don't blame me. Stupak's the one who thought he made a deal. :rolleyes: