No media at Obama abortion-order signing

According to The Washington Times:

On Wednesday, Mr. Stupak and 12 House Democrats will attend the subdued ceremony, along with Sen. Bob Casey, who helped draft compromise language.

The order bans the federal government from using taxpayer money for abortions offered through insurance exchanges created under the new law. Critics feared that community health centers would be allowed to accept federal money for abortions.

At least according to the White House: Not even a photographer will be allowed into the Oval Office to capture the moment.

Cong. Henry Waxman – “We want to pay for abortions.”

In an interview with Marquette, MI, radio station WKQS’ Mark & Walk morning show, Stupak described what he said was a conversation with Waxman about the Senate’s version of the health care overhaul. That bill contains weaker language than the House-passed legislation, which includes a provision crafted by Stupak to ensure insurance companies that participate in a national exchange don’t use federal money for abortion services.

“I gave him the language. He came back a little while later and said, ‘But we want to pay for abortions.’ I said, ‘Mr. Chairman, that’s where we disagree. We don’t do it now, we’re not going to start.’

“‘But we think we should,'” Stupak said Waxman told him.

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