Skip to comments.Video: Sen. Stabenow Misleads about Abortion Funding on Fox News Sunday
Posted on 11/23/2009 6:53:54 PM PST by packyhack
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said on Fox News Sunday that the U.S. House bill containing the pro-life Stupak Amendment changes long-established law. Sen. Stabenow is referring to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid from funding abortions, and is a provision that Americans United for Life successfully defended before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980.
The settled policy is that the American public does not want federal funds paying for abortions or for insurance plans that cover abortions; however, in the current U.S. Senate health bill, the abortion lobby has snuck in abortion funding and coverage through accounting schemes and deceptive word play under the guise of health care reform. The reality is that under this new system of government control and subsidization of health care, these health care proposals create new federal programs not contemplated under the restrictions of the Hyde Amendment passed in 1976. The Stupak amendment is fully in keeping with the original parameters of Hyde, and applies Hydes principles to this new proposed health care system.
The Stupak amendment merely maintains the status quo of using no federal funds to finance abortionwhich is in line with what nearly 61% of Americans want. Given the governments encroachment into private sector health care in these health care reform bills, without the Stupak amendment, the federal government would be using federal funds to subsidize elective abortions in private health care, an unheard of and unprecedented expansion of abortion funding. The abortion lobby would love to be flush with cash from the U.S. Treasury to expand their abortion services, which is why they are vigorously fighting the Stupak Amendment and why Sen. Stabenow, a senator who has supported the interests of Planned Parenthood and NARAL 100% of the time and whose #1 campaign contributor is the abortion lobby, wants to stop the Stupak Amendment.
View video of Stabenow on Fox News Sunday:
—creepy too with that expressionless unblinking stare and clipped monotone.
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Shouldn’t she be working for the climate change people? ;’) Thanks grellis.
Well, we do have Monica Conyers, Kwame Kilpatrick, John Conyers, Karl Commie Levin, Granholm, and Bart Stupid. I offer all of them to you.
And they are all union supported which speaks volumes.
“Well, we do have Monica Conyers, Kwame Kilpatrick, John Conyers, Karl Commie Levin, Granholm, and Bart Stupid. I offer all of them to you.”
Hmmm. I guess Stabenow is the best Michigan has to offer.
Acyually you have Rep. Thad McCotter there. I love that guy.
Re: Thad McCotter. He is hilarious, in a dead-pan sort of way,when I catch Him on Red-Eye.
There is still some hope here, in Michigan.