Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Babies Spared Death, Liberals Furious

After pro-life advocates exposed abortion coverage in ObamaCare, the White House said that it would limit taxpayer-funded abortion to only cases of rape, incest and the mother's life. As a result, liberals of every stripe are "screaming bloody murder."

-- From "Abortion foes win a round in health overhaul" by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press 7/19/10

Abortion foes have won a round in the first test of how President Barack Obama's health care law will be applied to the politically charged issue.

Meanwhile, traditional allies of the administration are grumbling about a decision to ban most abortion coverage in insurance pools for those unable to purchase health care on their own.

The Catholic bishops "welcome this new policy," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, although he added the organization remains concerned that other parts of the health care overhaul will promote abortion.

NARAL Pro-Choice America called it "inexplicable and wrongheaded."

. . . the Health and Human Services Department announced last week the program will not cover abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger — exceptions traditionally allowed under federal law.

That's a more restrictive policy than will be generally applied under Obama's new health care law.

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From "Abortion rights activists shocked, mad at Obama White House over abortion coverage in new health care law" by Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times 7/18/10

below, from NARAL Pro choice America......
NARAL Pro-Choice america

Pro-Choice Activist, I wanted to make sure you saw the important message that I sent late on Thursday. We've sent 28,045 messages to President Obama in just a few days, and now he needs to hear from you. Help us keep the pressure on the White House. Please contact President Obama today.

Bad news from the Obama administration on the health-care law:

A Stupak-style ban applies to women in new, temporary high-risk pools.

I am outraged that such a decision would come from a pro-choice president that we helped elect.

Abortion is the most common surgical procedure women receive. At a time when the country is on the cusp of implementing nationwide health-insurance coverage, it is unacceptable to treat abortion care differently in the new high-risk pools.

Help us fight back. Tell President Obama that the abortion-coverage ban was not part of the agreement on health reform.
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From "Democrats for Life Attacks Pro-Life Groups on Abortion Funding in Health Care" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor 7/20/10

Last week, the National Right to Life Committee exposed three different instances in which the Obama administration had approved federal taxpayer financing of abortions in new high risk health insurance pools. But to hear Democrats for Life of America tell the story, NRLC officials lied about the funding.

NRLC pointed to information in press releases and on web sites of state agencies in Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Maryland showing the new high risk programs would not prevent funding of abortions.

The Obama administration was forced to retreat and make a promise that the new programs would not fund abortions, though several pro-life groups and the nation's Catholic bishops agreed with the NRLC analysis and said they would believe the Obama administration's word only when they see it implemented.

In an email to its members that LifeNews.com obtained, Democrats for Life trashed NRLC and other pro-life advocates for exposing the funding and supposedly lying about it.

"The National Right to Life Committee and others accused President Obama of allowing public funds to be used for abortion," DFLA said in a statement, saying NRLC "issued a false press release."

DFLA said pro-life advocates and Republicans in Congress "continue to mischaracterize aspects of the health reform bill, we will work to ensure the law provides affordable and accessible health care for millions of Americans while upholding the longstanding ban on public funding of abortion."

DFLA went further in saying Right to Life is wrong to support pro-life candidates who opposed the pro-abortion health care bill over pro-life Democrats who supported it -- and made the claim NRLC is working with a prominent pro-abortion group.

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