Obama’s “No Abortion in Health Care Bill” Assertions are BOGUS – Factcheck.Org

In recent weeks, NRLC has seen a wave of “factcheck” commentaries in various mainstream news media, denying that the health bills being advanced by President Obama and top Democratic congressional leaders would result in government funding of abortion.  Some of these articles assert that government funding of abortion would be prevented by a federal law called the “Hyde Amendment,” some assert that it would be prevented by an amendment adopted in a House committee called the Capps Amendment, and some assert that President Obama himself has said that he agrees with a “tradition” that the government should not fund abortions. 

Regrettably, all three of those assertions are demonstrably false. Despite what Obama said, the House bill would allow abortions to be covered by a federal plan and by federally subsidized private plans.

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