The Obama administration is giving the state of Pennsylvania $160 million from taxpayers to fund a "high-risk" insurance program to "cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania." Rep. Bart Stupak's Abortion by Executive Order is off to a galloping start, and warmly embraced by the state of Pennsylvania. Video below.
To gain Stupak's 'yea' vote, and the vote of his 10-principled Congressmen-followers for ObamaCare, Obama created a sham Executive Order designed to relieve their guilt. No one, including Bart Stupak believed the Executive Order would protect the lives of the unborn, nevertheless he trumpets this on his website:
...Congressman Stupak has steadfastly championed pro-life values from the moment of conception until an individual’s last breath. He has served as co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, chairman of Democrats for Life and has been endorsed by pro-life groups in every congressional election. Stupak helped pass the Partial Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 and most recently played an instrumental role in helping pass health insurance reform legislation that protects the unborn. Thanks to Stupak’s leadership, President Obama signed an executive order ensuring that no taxpayer funds will be used for abortion in the new health care reform legislation.
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.From the Washington Post - dated March 21, 2010:
As part of the agreement, the White House announced that President Obama would issue an executive order on abortion after the House approves the health-care bill assuring that no federal funds would be used to subsidize the procedure. That was enough to secure the support of a group of Catholic Democrats who represent the swing votes on the legislation.ChicagoRay made a vow to do something about this. Can you guess what it is?