Saturday, September 05, 2009

Democrats are lying about Health Care Reform bills not funding abortion

When the Democrats and their supreme leader, Pres. Barack Obama, tell you that their Health Care plans do not fund abortion, they are lying. Although the language of the bills do not state outright that abortions would be covered, that is simply not the case.

I found the best explanation of this in an article on

=== On August 11, Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, wrote a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives stating that the House health care bill supported abortion and was unacceptable to Catholics.

Because some federal funds are authorized and appropriated by this legislation without passing through the Labor/HHS appropriations bill, they are not covered by the Hyde amendment and other federal provisions that have long prevented federal funding of abortion and of health benefits packages that include abortion,” Rigali wrote.

The committee rejected an amendment to extend this longstanding policy to the use of federal subsidies for health care premiums under this Act,” Rigali continued. “Instead the committee created a legal fiction, a paper separation between federal funding and abortion: Federal funds will subsidize the public plan, as well as private health plans that include abortion on demand; but anyone who purchases these plans is required to pay a premium out of his or her own pocket (specified in the Act to be at least $1.00 a month) to cover all abortions beyond those eligible for federal funds under the current Hyde amendment. Thus some will claim that federal taxpayer funds do not support abortion under the Act. But this is an illusion. Funds paid into these plans are fungible, and federal taxpayer funds will subsidize the operating budget and provider networks that expand access to abortions. Furthermore, those constrained by economic necessity or other factors to purchase the ‘public plan’ will be forced by the federal government to pay directly and specifically for abortion coverage.”

While not mentioning Cardinal Rigali and the Catholic bishops, President Obama has said that those who say the health care bill funds abortion are lying.===

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President Obama supports federal funding for abortion, and throughout his career, he has supported all forms of abortion. By his actions, it is well known that he cares little for the lives of the unborn.

=== As a state senator in Illinois, Obama was the leading opponent of legislation that called for treating a child that survived an induced labor abortion as a “person” under Illinois law.

=== As a presidential candidate, Obama vowed to Planned Parenthood that he would sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would enshrine abortion on demand in a federal statute.

=== As president, Obama has approved federal funding for research that requires the killing of human embryos.

No, Mr. President, it is you who are lying. And members of your party who continue to deny that their Health Care Reform bills won't cover abortions are lying as well.

The majority of American citizens are against the Democrat's plans and have spoken out against them. President Obama's response is to suggest that he will submit his own plan. That is not the answer. If anything, a plan written by the liberal radicals that make up the Obama Administration can only be WORSE.

Americans who value life and liberty should insist that all current plans be scrapped and should reject any and all plans that involve the destruction of the current Health Care system.

LEAVE OUR HEALTH CARE ALONE. It isn't broken. There are parts of it that need to be changed to make it better. (TORT reform enacted; enable insurance availability across state lines; prosecution of Medicare and Medicaid fraud; etc.)

Congress and the President need to work to fix what is problematic in the current system.

Here is something else the Democrats are lying about: the fact that Republicans have offered their own plans.

Read about it here:

The Democrats need to stop lying to the American citizens.