Skip to comments.Factcheck.org: Tax money will pay for abortion in the health-care bill
Posted on 08/22/2009 11:56:16 AM PDT by WhiteCastle
We already knew this, thanks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Barack Obama himself, but its nice to get confirmation from those fine folks at Factcheck.org an Annenberg project, no less. After Obama tried to paint it as a lie, the National Right to Life Committee insisted that ObamaCare would use taxpayer money to fund abortions. It turns out that they were right: The truth is that bills now before Congress dont require federal money to be used for supporting abortion coverage. So the president is right to that limited extent. But its equally true that House and Senate legislation would allow a new public insurance plan to cover abortions, despite language added to the House bill that technically forbids using public funds to pay for them. Obama has said in the past that reproductive services would be covered by his public plan, so its likely that any new federal insurance plan would cover abortion unless Congress expressly prohibits that. Low- and moderate-income persons who would choose the public plan would qualify for federal subsidies to purchase it. Private plans that cover abortion also could be purchased with the help of federal subsidies. Therefore, we judge that the president goes too far when he calls the statements that government would be funding abortions fabrications.
Abortion foes quickly denounced Obamas statement as untrue. The NRLCs Johnson said the bill backed by the White House (H.R. 3200) explicitly authorizes the government plan to cover all elective abortions. And our analysis shows that Johnsons statement is correct. Though we of course take no position on whether the legislation should allow or not allow coverage for abortions, the House bill does just that.
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Now...now...Whitecastle...THIS President let’s NOT forget is a CHRISTIAN/Muslim, and this religion doesn’t believe in aborting human beings that are living in the uterus.
The sad part is that it doesn’t matter. If a bill is passed, it will eventually be expanded to cover taxpayer paid abortions, if the provision is not in the original legislation.
Get used to it. Obama/Democrats want taxpayers to subsidize the murder of the unborn AND the elderly, all so illegal immigrants and minorities get unlimited healthcare (so they think).
This is another clever lie. The RATS dis put language in the law that denies care to illegals, but they refused to provide any mechanism to enforce it. IOW, this was a calculated endrun around the issue that will give illegals all the care they want.