Obama has broken 8 campaign promises to make health care debate public

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama repeatedly told voters that the health care overhaul would take place in a public forum, most notably on C-SPAN, conservative bloggers pointed out today.

In a video montage posted on Breitbart.tv, Obama is seen promising voters — on eight different occasions — that the health care debate would be transparent.

For example, during a meeting with the editorial board of The San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 20, 2008, Obama said, “These neogtiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the choices that are being made.”

In another clip, dated Nov. 14, 2008, Obama told voters that the process would be transparent.

“We will work on this process publicly. It’ll be on C-SPAN. It’ll be streaming on the Internet,” he said.

Read his lips

U.S. Bishops warn against using ‘abortion rights’ agenda in health care reform

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2009 / 10:34 am (CNA).- The U.S. Bishops’ Pro-life Committee chairman, Cardinal Justin Rigali, is calling on the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to amend the health care reform legislation so that it will not cover abortion and will protect the consciences of medical personnel.

Cardinal Rigali made the bishops’ concerns known to members of the House  Energy and Commerce Committee in a letter sent on July 29.

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