Thread by Wolf13.
Modern liberals have a habit of denying the inevitable consequences of their policies. They refuse to concede that a healthcare bureaucracy created and run by persons who embrace utilitarian views of human life might unsettle Americans concerned that government would, as Senator Chuck Grassley put it this week, pull the plug on Grandma.
And they seem baffled by those who find President Obamas professed desire to reduce the number of abortions difficult to reconcile with his efforts to subsidize and expand access to them.
Worst of all is the lefts position on conscience protections for those with religious or moral objections to participating in life-destroying medicine. Obama says he supports robust conscience protections. But dont be fooled.
A current legal case illustrates what life could be like for pro-life healthcare professionals in the Age of Obama. As a lawyer involved in the case explained in an exclusive interview with this column, if Obama and his allies get their way, all pro-life healthcare workers will soon need to ask themselves: Will I be forced to perform abortions? . . .
Two threads by me.
WASHINGTON, D.C, August 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As calls for protection against abortion in President Obama's health care legislation fall on deaf ears, Planned Parenthood (PP) has made no secret of its continued communications with the White House on its interest in ensuring that "reproductive health" plays a central role in the final version of the legislation.
"Just left the White House meeting on women's health care - they appreciate all the mighty PP supporters speaking up for reform in the states!" wrote Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards on her Facebook and Twitter accounts Wednesday afternoon.
The latest meeting continues an apparently tight relationship between Planned Parenthood and the White House, where Obama administration officials have expressed their full cooperation with and encouragement of Planned Parenthood's stake in the bill. . .
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- When members of Congress return from their August recess, the first battle over the abortion funding found in the health care bills will occur in the House. There, it appears Democratic leaders will prevent a vote on an amendment to remove the abortion funding from the bill.
The House version of the health care bill, HR 3200, currently allows a scheme whereby the federal government will pay for abortions under the plan.
Rep. Bart Stupak has announced that he will sponsor an amendment on the House floor to change that, similar to the one members of a House panel defeated.
But, House members may never have a chance to vote on the Stupak amendment to stop taxpayer-financed abortions because it appears House Democrats won't allow it. . .