Why don’t Obama and the Congress simply agree to extend the provisions of the Hyde Amendment to ObamaCare?

Why don’t Obama and the Congress simply agree to extend the provisions of the Hyde Amendment to ObamaCare?

1) Neither the Democrats or the Republicans have “clean hands” when it comes to abortion.

2) When they controlled both houses of Congress, along with the presidency, Republicans accomplished precious little to restrict or bring an end to abortion.

3) Planned Parenthood may as well be designated a quasi-government agency, just like the Post Office, since federal government money accounts for around thirty percent of Planned Parenthood revenues. State and local governments are also big Planned Parenthood supporters.

4) Democrats (along with liberal Republicans) plan to increase Planned Parenthood funding, along with abortion rights, in the future.

5) Most people today mistakenly think birth control and planned parenthood, except perhaps for abortion, are good things.

6) Abortion is an essential part of statist and socialist political strategy, as already practiced throughout most of Europe, and as advocated by Barack Obama, the Democratic party, and liberal Republicans.

7) They lie!

The truth about the Hyde Amendment and the new health care bill

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“All I’m asking — my gosh — is for specific language in the bill that prohibits federal dollars from being used to fund abortions.”

senator-orrin-hatchWashington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A Senate committee today voted against a critical amendment that would remove the massive abortion subsidies present in the Baucus health care bill. On a 13-10 vote, the Senate Finance Committee rejected amendments from Sen. Orrin Hatch that would have the bill conform to current federal law prohibiting direct abortion funding.

Hatch amendment 355 would make it so the Baucus bill “prohibits authorized or appropriated federal funds under this Mark from being used for elective abortions and plans that cover such abortions.”

The otherwise party-line vote saw pro-abortion Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe side with Democrats against it and Sen. Kent Conrad of Noth Dakota join Republicans in supporting it.

“All I’m asking — my gosh — is for specific language in the bill that prohibits federal dollars from being used to fund abortions,” Hatch said.

Pro-abortion Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan described Hatch’s amendment to prohibit abortion funding as “insulting” to women.

During the debate, Sen. Max Baucus, the author of the health care bill the panel has under consideration, claimed his measure follows the federal Hyde amendment that has prohibited virtually all direct federal abortion funding since the 1970s.

“The mark makes it clear that no federal funds will be used for abortion. None. None. It’s very clear,” he said.

However, the Baucus bill opens the door to massive abortion funding.

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A suggestion from Randall Terry on House Bill 3200 (Obamacide Health Care)

Congressman Moran insisted that (federal) money would not pay for child-killing by abortion. This is a lie.
 
If Obama and Pelosi and Dean want us to believe them, there is something really simple they could do:
 
Obama, Dean, and Pelosi can prove they do not want child-killing by abortion in HR 3200; all they have to do put in the bill: ‘The Hyde Ammendment will remain in full force, and no public moneys will be used to pay for elective abortion.’ And, ‘No insurance carriers will be mandated to cover elective abortion.’ And, ‘Nothing in this bill guarantees the right to an abortion, nor equates women’s reproductivve health care needs to abortion.’ When they become explicit in the bill – like they are about coverage for illegal aliens – we will believe them. Until then, they are lying when they say this bill will not fund abortion.

I beg you to contact your Congressman, and urge him/her to add this type of language. Until they do, we can be assured that this bill will be the joy child of the Angel of Death. White House Switchboard: 202-224-3121 (Tell the operator where you’re from and they will connect you.)

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Please keep us in your prayers.

Randall Terry

Links to stories of last night:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/2009/08/screaming-town-hallers-take-on-moran-dean-each-other.php

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/08/26/health-care-town-hall-descends-into-chaos/

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/2009/08/screaming-town-hallers-take-on-moran-dean-each-other.php

From the road trip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo_ZoYh74ok

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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Obama uses shill “Catholic” groups to front for back door government funded abortions in health bill

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During a Wednesday teleconference sponsored by the left-leaning religious organizations Catholics United, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Faith in Public Life, both White House Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes and President Obama denied that the health care bill would allow for federally funded abortions.

But according to Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, “public support for abortion is on decline, and the President knows that openly advancing an abortion mandate in health care reform is unpopular with the American people.”

“Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Obama’s statements conflict with the proposed legislation. Americans demand an explicit exclusion of abortion coverage, not more obfuscation and confusion from the President and his allies,” she added.

Note how presidential aid Melody Barnes deceptively speaks for the President “out of both sides of her mouth”:

One caller asked Barnes whether Catholics interested in seeing universal health care coverage had to be worried about abortion coverage.

“The president has said it’s longstanding policy federal funds won’t be used for abortion coverage,” Barnes said, adding that people “should be able to purchase coverage that reflects their values and basic needs.”

On July 17, 2007, Obama addressed a group of Planned Parenthood staff and supporters. Planned Parenthood is the largest purveyor of abortion in the world.  

He said, “In my mind, reproductive care is essential care. It is basic care. And so it is at the center and at the heart of the [health care reform] plan that I am proposing.” He further stated, “We’re going to set up a public plan that all persons and all women can access if they don’t have health insurance. It’ll be a plan that will provide all essential services, including reproductive services.”
 
(Editor’s note: “Reproductive health care” is code for ABORTION.
 
As of today, the Hyde Amendment is still in effect, so Barnes is (technically) telling the truth.
 
Unfortunately, the Hyde Amendment applies ONLY to Medicare and would not limit abortion funding in any aspect of the NEW government-run health care system. If the new health bill becomes law, abortion will then indeed be paid for by federal money.
 
They don’t call Barack Obama “the ABORTION President” for nuthin!)

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