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  • The Order (the Executive Order is a sham)

    03/21/2010 2:05:09 PM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 9 replies · 574+ views
    The Corner - National Review ^ | 3/21/10 | Yuval Levin
    The Order [Yuval Levin] Upon first hearing there was talk of an executive order yesterday, I wondered how the administration’s lawyers thought such an order could go beyond the letter of the law in restricting abortion funding. This was a question the Bush administration examined quite extensively on several occasions, and the lawyers involved always agreed that the legal precedents from the time between the Roe decision and passage of the Hyde amendment, as well as some after the Hyde amendment, are extremely clear in stating that federal funds cannot be denied to the provision of abortion except by explicit...

    03/21/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 78 replies · 3,376+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 03/21/10 | Clyde Middleton
    Today, the President announced that he will be issuing an executive order after the passage of the health insurance reform law that will reaffirm its consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced, and that the health care legislation's restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented. The President has said from the start that this health insurance reform should not be the forum to upset longstanding precedent. The health...
  • Obama Executive Order on Abortion Funding

    03/21/2010 1:36:48 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 28 replies · 980+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-21-10 | Foxnews.com
    The White House just released this statement: STATEMENT FROM COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DAN PFEIFFER Today, the President announced that he will be issuing an executive order after the passage of the health insurance reform law that will reaffirm its consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced, and that the health care legislation’s restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented. The President has said from the start that this health...
  • It's Official: The Bart Stupak Abortion Health Care Act

    03/21/2010 1:07:06 PM PDT · by feedback doctor · 277 replies · 8,617+ views
    3/21/2010 | sef
    It the Stupak Health Care Bill
  • BREAKING -- STUPAK PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4:00 p.m - Cave Likely?!?

    03/21/2010 12:49:59 PM PDT · by CWW · 118 replies · 5,841+ views
    NRO ^ | 03-21-2010 | cww
    Driehaus confirms: Eight or nine pro-lifers are having a press conference at 4, with Stupak.
  • W.H., Stupak abortion agreement

    03/21/2010 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 54 replies · 2,700+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 03/21/2010 | By DAVID ROGERS & PATRICK O'CONNOR & JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House and anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement to defusethe controversy over abortion in the health reform bill – planning a series of steps that will secure the support of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and other Democrats to give party leaders the votes they need to pass reform, sources tell POLITICO. Under the agreement, President Barack Obama would sign an executive order ensuring that no federal funding will go to pay for abortion under the health reform plans. In addition, Stupak will get to state his concerns about abortion funding in the bill during a colloquy on the...
  • U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Final Plea on ObamaCare: Too Little, Too Late?

    03/21/2010 12:09:10 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 4 replies · 190+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 21 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    In their final-hour appeal to pro-life legislators to block this health care power grab in Washington, the bishops of the Catholic Church are coming out thousands of days late and millions of dollars short. In essence, they now need the forces of heaven to counteract their own past negligence. It’s no secret that the Catholic Church hierarchy in the United States have been the happy bedfellows of the Democratic Party since waves of Catholic emigrants flooded American port cities a century ago. Not until the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973 and the Democrats’ hardy embrace of the pro-abortion...

    03/21/2010 12:08:43 PM PDT · by CWW · 33 replies · 1,880+ views
    USCCB ^ | 03-21-2010 | cww
    One proposal to address the serious problem in the Senate health care bill on abortion funding, specifically the direct appropriating of new funds that bypass the Hyde amendment, is to have the President issue an executive order against using these funds for abortion. Unfortunately, this proposal does not begin to address the problem, which arises from decades of federal appellate rulings that apply the principles of Roe v. Wade to federal health legislation. According to these rulings, such health legislation creates a statutory requirement for abortion funding, unless Congress clearly forbids such funding. That is why the Hyde amendment was...
  • Health care bill opponents: Executive order on abortion doesn't cut it

    03/21/2010 11:22:14 AM PDT · by paltz · 18 replies · 612+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 3/21/10 | Kerry Picket
    Reports are emerging that pro-life Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, may be close to a deal with the White House regarding his issues with federal funding for abortion in the Senate health care bill. Mr. Stupak's spokeswoman told news outlets that a deal could be made for a presidential executive order that would address the Michigan Democrat's abortion funding objections. However, pro-life leaders and opponents of the health care legislation spoke out against the executive order idea as the best solution to keep tax-payer dollars away from the abortion industry.
  • Obama reverses abortion-funding policy

    03/20/2010 8:32:41 PM PDT · by bushwon · 20 replies · 1,063+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/24/2009 | --
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama struck down a rule Friday that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family-planning clinics that promote abortion or provide counseling or referrals about abortion services. President Obama says he doesn't want family planning to be used as a "political wedge." President Obama says he doesn't want family planning to be used as a "political wedge." Obama said in a statement that family planning aid has been used as a "political wedge issue," adding that he had "no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate." The policy says any organization receiving U.S. family-planning funds from...
  • Culture Wars: Does the Left Value Money over Life?

    03/20/2010 1:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 2 replies · 168+ views
    Several times on this blog, I have mentioned that Conservatives tend to view each life as a blessing, while the left seems to view humanity as a burden. For the left, each life is another mouth to feed, another body to clothe and house, another brain to indoctrinate, and otherwise, just another number in the system. Since the left views all life as something that they must manage and control, it’s easy to see their logic emerge in their various statements and actions on the subject. Ruth Bader Ginsberg discussed her thoughts on abortion, and more specifically, public fundoing for...
  • House Democrats seeking executive order on abortion funding

    03/20/2010 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Track9 · 55 replies · 1,277+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | 3/20/10 | Lori Montgomery, Paul Kane and Ben Pershing
    House Democrats are working with the White House to craft an executive order that would clarify President Obama's intention to maintain a long-standing ban on federal funding of abortion, congressional Democrats said. The effort was part of a hurried campaign by House leaders on Saturday to persuade a pivotal bloc of antiabortion Democrats to support far-reaching health insurance reforms. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others huddled in a suite of offices just off the House floor, trying to come up with language that would satisfy six to 10 lawmakers, mostly Rust Belt Catholics, who voted for an earlier version...
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Defends Partial-birth Abortion

    03/20/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT · by bushwon · 30 replies · 785+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 10/24/2006 | Donna
    s transparently biased as the MSM is, it should raise flags when they ooh and ahh (24/7) over a politician, who, quite clearly, is also a Democrat with socialist views and a strong supporter of pro-abortion legislation, particularly the gruesome partial-birth abortion. I hope that the American people are not blinded by the continual media hype, and make an opinion based on the issues instead of the smooth talking, decent looks, and over-all charm. I’ve been disappointed to hear even friends of mine mention that simply because Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. speaks well and looks good, that he would make...
  • Health Bill Will Fail Without Stupak Democrats

    03/20/2010 6:52:24 PM PDT · by FTJM · 53 replies · 1,800+ views
    IBD ^ | March 20, 2010 | Ed Carson
    Two more key Democrats decided to vote against ObamaCare, Blue Dog leader Jim Matheson of Utah and Ohio’s Zack Space. Space voted yes for the House health bill in November. Remember, it’s 216 votes for a majority. Right now, there are 207 no votes, or 217 including the 10 pro-life Stupak Democrats, according to Firedoglake. There are just 205* yes votes with no leaners and 9 undecided. The bottom line: Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have two roads to victory: 1. Satisfy the Stu-Pak regarding abortion funding language without offending pro-choice members. It’s still possible: Pelosi made a last-minute deal...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Abortion on Demand, Courtesy of a Catholic and a Mormon

    03/20/2010 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 32 replies · 637+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2010 | Eileen McDevitt and Larrey Anderson
    It is beyond ironic that a Mormon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and a Catholic, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, are in charge of passing ObamaCare. If passed, the legislation will federally fund elective abortions in every state. Reid's and Pelosi's respective religions, both of which (at least according to the churches' official doctrines) ardently oppose abortion, are letting them get away with it. Apparently, in this day and age, the powerful are exempt from following God's laws. While having been formed centuries apart and on different continents, the Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...
  • Democrats working on executive order on abortion

    03/20/2010 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,704+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers say party leaders are considering winning crucial support from abortion foes for health care overhaul legislation with an executive order by President Barack Obama. The order - which does not require congressional approval - would be aimed at reflecting long-standing law barring federal aid for abortions except for cases of rape or incest or when the mother's life is threatened. Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and James Oberstar of Minnesota both said an executive order was under discussion by party leaders.
  • Stupak Abortion Language to Be Substituted for Senate Language in Deal to Secure Health Care Votes

    03/19/2010 7:45:03 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 160 replies · 6,547+ views
    FiredogLake ^ | 3/19/10 | Jane Hamsher
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on this Sunday. According to a member of Congress who was briefed on the matter, Pelosi has agreed to let Stupak have a vote on his amendment either before or after the House votes to pass the Senate bill. It instructs the Senate to substitute the language in his amendment for the Senate language on abortion. FDL has obtained a copy of the concurrent resolution...
  • Anti-abortion Democrats working on a vote deal with Senate on bill

    03/19/2010 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 436+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jared Allen and Jeffrey Young
    At least six anti-abortion Democrats are open to supporting the healthcare bill if they can get a guarantee from the Senate that it will move separate legislation containing the House abortion language, one of those Democratic holdouts said Friday. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), one of Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) gang of staunch opponents of the Senate abortion language, said they are in discussions with senators and House leaders to secure such a commitment. “There could be some kind of commitment from the other body to act on this later … to ensure that the Senate language does...
  • Health Care Alert: Maddow is Mad, NOW is Nasty. Bishops say No! Stupak Stands Strong.

    03/14/2010 12:08:16 PM PDT · by tcg · 37 replies · 6,055+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/14/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    She is on MSNBC, a network which prides itself as being "the place for politics." Of course, it depends on your politics. Trained by Keith Olbermann, she is a little less annoying than her mentor. She does it with a smile. She is arrogant …and she is an activist. And, when she gets mad…. she gets even. That was eminently clear on March 10, 2010 when she decided to jettison any claims at being a reporter and simply verbally attack Congressman Bart Stupak. The piece was entitled "Bart Stupak´s 15 Minutes of Fame." Ms. Maddow simply does not like the...
  • Bart Stupak: ObamaCare is a Death Panel for Children

    03/13/2010 10:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,163+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | March 13, 2010 | Gary P.
    “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is LIFE we’re talking about.” If was any doubt that Sarah Palin’s warning about the death cult the democrat party has become since the ultra-radical progressive movement wrested control of the party from it’s more reasonable members, the above quotes should end...
  • Rep. Stupak: Democratic Leadership Admitted They Want to Fund Abortion

    03/12/2010 1:29:47 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 98 replies · 4,803+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | March 11, 2010 | Naked Emperor News
    Rep. Stupak: Democratic Leadership Admitted They Want to Fund Abortion http://www.breitbart.tv/rep-stupak-democratic-leadership-admitted-they-want-to-fund-abortion/ Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Abortion provision stays in health bill

    03/12/2010 5:28:41 AM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 619+ views
    House leaders have concluded they cannot change a divisive abortion provision in President Obama's health-care bill and will try to pass the sweeping legislation without the support of ardent anti-abortion Democrats. The approach would skirt a major obstacle for Democratic leaders in the final throes of a yearlong effort to change health care in the United States. But it sets up a risky strategy of trying to round up enough Democrats to overcome, not appease, a small but possibly decisive group of Democratic lawmakers in the House. Democratic leaders are working to rally rank-and-file members around agreements on several complicated...
  • Senate GOP Plans to Object to Any Abortion Language in Health Care Reconciliation (smart play)

    03/09/2010 8:38:20 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 26 replies · 820+ views
    Roll Call ^ | March 9, 2010 | David M. Drucker
    Determined to block President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday that they plan to object to any abortion language included in a proposed reconciliation package — even if they agree with the provision on policy grounds. House Democrats who oppose abortion rights, whose votes could prove crucial to passing Obama’s health care reform package, have threatened to withhold their support if language limiting federal funding of abortions in the underlying $871 billion Senate bill isn’t strengthened in reconciliation. But Senate Republicans and even some reconciliation experts argue the procedure’s narrow guidelines don’t allow for policies like...
  • Stupak: Health bill abortion fight can be resolved ('optimistic' on Commiecare™)

    03/08/2010 5:12:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies · 388+ views
    KSBY ^ | 3/08/10
    Stupak: Health bill abortion fight can be resolvedAssociated Press Updated: Mar 8, 2010 4:09 PM TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak says prospects are good for resolving a dispute over abortion that's led some House Democrats to threaten to withhold support of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Stupak said Monday he expects to resume talks with House leaders this week about wording that wouldn't impose new limits on abortion rights but also wouldn't allow federal funding of the procedure. Stupak's emerged as spokesman for about a dozen House Democrats who say the Senate's version of health...
  • Pelosi Broaches Healthcare Deal with Pro-Life Democrats

    03/06/2010 6:02:24 PM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies · 808+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 6 March 2010 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the current Senate version of the President’s healthcare legislation won’t pass muster with House pro-life Democrats because of its provisions funding abortion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) is proposing a deal in which pro-life Democrats will be allowed to introduce separate bills to strip abortion funding from the law if they go along with the President’s request that they vote for the Senate Bill. “Getting the Senate Bill passed in the House without amendments is the only way we can get the legislation to the President for signature,” Pelosi asserted. “Once it’s signed we’ll have healthcare reform. We...
  • How Pelosi will game the Stupak 12

    03/06/2010 2:57:22 PM PST · by ricks_place · 50 replies · 1,883+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2010 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has warned that he and other pro-life Democrats are ready to kill health-care legislation unless the pro-abortion provisions enacted by the Senate are removed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must win their votes to pass her bill. To do so she will have to promise two things: first, to fix the provisions they oppose in a reconciliation bill; and second to get an iron-clad commitment from Senate Democrats they will vote to sustain whatever deal she makes.The problem for Stupak and his allies is that such a guarantee is not enough to ensure their position prevails --...
  • Abortion and the Health Bill

    03/05/2010 9:45:24 AM PST · by jeffq73 · 10 replies · 427+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/5/2010 | Charmaine Yoest
    Abortion and the Health Bill There is no middle ground. Either taxpayers will fund it or they won't. by Charmaine Yoest It's now becoming clear that Barack Obama is willing to put everything on the table in order to be the president who passes health-care reform. Everything, that is, except a ban on federal funding for abortion. Last September, the president promised that "no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." Yet the legislation most likely to move forward in Congress would be the single greatest expansion of abortion since the...
  • Religious Left Rallies for Obamacare’s Final Stand

    03/05/2010 7:09:00 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies · 490+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley
    The Religious and Evangelical Left, plus the Islamic Society of North America and a few others, are making a final Custer-like stand on behalf of much cherished Obamacare. In an ad featured in The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper aimed at congressional staffers, a religious coalition called “Faithful Reform in Health Care” demanded that Congress “complete the task at hand on behalf of the millions who are left out and left behind in our current health care system.” Supposedly, these insistent religious groups speak on behalf of millions of religious Americans, most of whom are politically more conservative than the...
  • Hoyer: Separate abortion bill possible

    03/04/2010 7:15:22 PM PST · by rlbedfor · 39 replies · 1,169+ views
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Thursday that he is in negotiations with Rep. Bart Stupak about how to resolve a dispute over abortion language in the health care reform bill. Hoyer indicated that moving a separate bill could be a possible solution to what is quickly becoming a major sticking point—and potential roadblock—in getting a finished product to President Barack Obama's desk. "Well, separate pieces of legislation could be passed that would relate to that. That's a possibility," Hoyer said, as he left a meeting with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.). "I talked to Mr. Stupak...
  • Pelosi Calls Pro-Life Democrats Liars, Third Abortion Funding Denial This Week

    03/04/2010 6:39:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 860+ views
    Life News ^ | March 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt, Editor
    In a press conference today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied the abortion funding in the Senate health care bill for the third time in the last seven days. Reacting to a promise from pro-life Democrats to kill the bill over the massive abortion funding it contains, Pelosi essentially called them liars. This morning, Rep. Bart Stupak said he and pro-life Democrats were prepared to vote against the bill because it funds abortions and contains other pro-abortion problems. Pelosi got exasperated when a reporter asked at her weekly press conference about their unwillingness to support the bill over abortion. “Let me...
  • Nancy Pelosi Gets Angry, Calls Pro-Life Democrats Liars

    03/04/2010 6:04:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies · 1,635+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/04/10 | John McCormack
    No, she doesn't say it directly, but Bart Stupak has said he and a dozen other Democrats who voted yes the first time will vote no on the Senate health care bill because it provides taxpayer-funding for abortion. Today, at a press conference, Pelosi contradicted the factual claims made by Stupak and said there is no federal funding of abortion in the bill. Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi got exasperated when asked at her weekly news conference about the unwillingness of some Democrats – including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) – to support the health bill because of abortion language. “Let...
  • Democrats would kill healthcare over abortion

    03/04/2010 9:00:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 647+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2010
    A dozen House of Representatives Democrats opposed to abortion are willing to kill President Barack Obama's healthcare reform plan unless it satisfies their demand for language barring the procedure, Representative Bart Stupak said on Thursday. "Yes. We're prepared to take responsibility," Stupak said on ABC's "Good Morning America" when asked if he and his 11 Democratic allies were willing to accept the consequences for bringing down healthcare reform over abortion. "Let's face it. I want to see healthcare. But we're not going to bypass the principles of belief that we feel strongly about," he said. The Michigan Democrat held up...
  • Senator Admits Reconciliation Won't Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Bill

    03/02/2010 3:27:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 710+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/2/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A Democratic senator admitted today that the expected reconciliation bill Democrats are planning to railroad through Congress won't stop the abortion funding and other pro-abortion problems in the Senate health care measure the House is hoping to approve within the next two weeks. Senator Kent Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat, made the remarks in an interview with MSNBC."I think changes to abortion would probably not be permitted under reconciliation and the Byrd Rule requirement," he said.John McCormack of the Weekly Standard says Conrad's statement is important because it means pro-life Democrats in the House who voted...
  • Stupak: It’s Not Just Abortion

    03/01/2010 4:34:58 PM PST · by RedMDer · 16 replies · 658+ views
    wsj.com ^ | March 1, 2010, 5:35 PM ET | Janet Adamy
    In an interview today, Stupak said abortion isn’t the only issue that will keep him from voting for the Senate bill if Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings it to the House floor... A big concern among House members, Stupak said, is that they will be forced to vote on the Senate bill with no assurance the package of changes aimed at appeasing House members will ever get approved. “You’re going to make members vote for a bill that’s going to be hung around your neck come Election Day,” he said. “After sending so much legislation to the Senate, we just don’t...
  • Pro-Abortion Democrats Renew Threat: No Health Care Bill With Stupak Amendment

    02/26/2010 7:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 618+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/24/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Democrats Renew Threat: No Health Care Bill With Stupak Amendmentby Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor February 24, 2010 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- As the next chapter of the debate over the pro-abortion health care bill begins, pro-abortion House Democrats are renewing their pledge not to support any bill with the Stupak amendment. That's the amendment originally added to the House bill that ban all abortion funding. The Senate did not attach the Stupak amendment to its version of the government-run health care bill and, instead included massive abortion funding and other pro-abortion problems. With the reconciliation push on for the...
  • Obama to Push Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill: If You Don't Like it Vote Us Out

    02/26/2010 8:27:08 AM PST · by julieee · 38 replies · 1,115+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama to Push Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill: If You Don't Like it Vote Us Out Washington, DC -- After a health care summit that saw him hear how Americans don't want to pay for abortions had Nancy Pelosi misleading attendees about abortion funding, President Barack Obama plans to push the pro-abortion health care bill. And he has a message for Americans who don't like it: vote us out. http://www.lifenews.com/nat6053.html
  • Newly-Unveiled Obama Health Bill Proposal Even More Pro-Abortion: NRLC

    02/22/2010 3:42:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 542+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new health care bill proposed by President Obama Monday threatens to expand abortion even more drastically than the health care bills stymied in Congress over the past several months, says the National Right to Life Committee.The White House is threatening to ram the proposal through the Senate on a 51-vote majority using a tactic known as budget reconciliation.  The process circumvents the need for a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority by placing the health care overhaul under the heading of a "budget" bill."Any member of Congress who votes for the final legislation proposed by...
  • The Abortion Mandate Redux: White House to Launch Health Care Compromise

    02/19/2010 4:06:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 347+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/19/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life leaders on Capitol Hill are once again rolling up their sleeves for the health care fight after the White House announced it would publish a compromise bill as soon as Sunday to push through abortion-expanding health care.In a New York Times report Thursday, Democratic officials confirmed that President Obama's proposal was being designed for attachment to a budget bill, which would require only a 51-vote majority in the Senate through a process known as budget reconciliation.  If the new legislation (which is essentially a package of compromises to satisfy House Democrats) passes,...
  • Stop Title X Funding

    02/15/2010 4:10:23 AM PST · by Raquel · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Political Blog ^ | February 15, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    If you call yourself a concerned citizen you should be outraged – I sure am. Now at a time of fiscal crisis when Washington should be tightening its belt and limiting its budget to the essentials, it has proposed an increase in funding (to the tune of $10 million) to an already expensive and dubious program dubbed “Title X”. In the 2010 proposed budget the President wants the tax payer to spend a whopping $327 million in total on “family planning” which includes direct funds to abortions here in the United States and globally, and direct funds to highly controversial...
  • Democrats Hold 'Plan B' Over Republicans' Heads Going Into Health Care Talks

    02/12/2010 8:44:03 AM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies · 1,098+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/12/10 | Trish Turner
    Senate Democrats may go into the bipartisan health care reform summit later this month holding a legislative gun to Republicans' heads. Some Democrats are readying a health care reform "Plan B" in case negotiations at the half-day televised forum on Feb. 25 go nowhere.
  • Confirmation Hopes May Be Setting for Dawn Johnsen, Radical Pro-Abort Obama Pick

    02/05/2010 4:08:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 500+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/10 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After one year of waiting, Dawn Johnsen, Obama’s radical pro-abortion nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), has seen her chances for Senate confirmation delayed once again. The Senate Judiciary Committee decided on Thursday that they had run out of time to consider her selection and agreed to postpone a vote to a later date. In fact, the sun may be setting altogether on Johnsen’s confirmation hopes, as Senate Republicans have expressed their opposition, and the seating of Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown brings the word “filibuster” back into the...
  • Pentagon to Offer Emergency Contraception to Military Bases Worldwide

    02/05/2010 9:48:25 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Justin Fishel & AP
    For the first time ever, the Pentagon is requiring military bases worldwide to offer the so-called morning-after pill. WASHINGTON - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokesman told Fox News Friday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility. The decision represents a policy shift from the Bush administration...
  • Obama Admin Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill

    02/05/2010 9:38:05 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 333+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill Washington, DC -- Late Thursday, the Obama administration issued a new order for the U.S. military requiring all military hospitals and health centers to stock the morning after pill. The Department of Defense will soon begin having military medical facilities stock the Plan B drug, which can sometimes cause an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5967.html
  • 'Don't Tell Me I Didn't Stand My Ground', Sen. Nelson Tells Pro-Life Leaders

    01/25/2010 10:25:30 AM PST · by Sopater · 66 replies · 2,396+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Friday January 22, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    One month after Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) stunned pro-lifers across the country by casting the crucial vote allowing the health care bill to pass the Senate, the beleaguered Democrat caused a stir when he arrived unexpectedly at a private meeting of pro-life leaders Wednesday to explain his reasoning and insist that he was still devoted to their cause. The atmosphere of the room grew tense, however, as it became clear that Nelson had not come to apologize for casting the 60th "yes" vote that dashed the hopes of pro-life leaders counting on the senator to stop the abortion-expanding bill in...
  • Abortion Language in Health Care Bill Played ‘Critical Role’ in Demise, Pence Says

    01/24/2010 3:26:30 PM PST · by truthandlife · 2 replies · 400+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/22/10 | Karen Schuberg
    Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said language in the Senate health care bill to allow tax dollars to go to health plans that cover abortion played a “critical role” in the legislation’s apparent demise, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Jan. 21 that there were not enough votes to pass the Senate-version of the bill in the House of Representatives. At the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 22, CNSNews.com asked Pence, “The Senate health care bill, which allowed tax money to go to health care plans which cover abortions is essentially dead, according to Democratic leaders. Do...
  • March for Life 2010 draws record crowd

    01/23/2010 1:35:31 PM PST · by Elvina · 34 replies · 1,514+ views
    Essex County Conservative Examiner ^ | January 23, 2010 | Terry Hurlbut
    The thirty-seventh annual March for Life took place yesterday in Washington, DC, with several northern and southern New Jersey contingents participating. Unofficial estimates of the crowd size vary from 250,000 to 400,000, which would be the largest crowd that the annual event has drawn. New Jersey conservative activist Andrew P. Schlafly, founder of Conservapedia, led a 93-member contingent of home-school students, families, and older adults that traveled to Washington on two chartered buses to participate in the rally and march. Other New Jersey contingents were on hand, including several from multiple towns in North Jersey and at least one from...
  • Barack Obama the Most Pro-Abortion President Ever Congressman Pence Says

    01/23/2010 12:34:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 426+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/22/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana is a rising star in the political world and he has a message for the pro-life advocates at the March for Life. Pence is reminding pro-life advocates that President Barack Obama is the most aggressively pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House. Obama's record promoting abortion is lengthy and includes taxpayer funding of abortions in various circumstances, key pro-abortion appointments and leaving a pro-abortion legacy on the Supreme Court.In comments LifeNews.com obtained, Pence described that record.He noted how 52 million Americans have lost their lives to abortion since Roe,...
  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed. California's Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells. Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were...
  • Obama TSA Nominee Erroll Southers Calls Pro-Life Advocates Terrorists in Video

    01/11/2010 3:51:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 761+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/11/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama's nominee to head the agency charged with keeping American travelers safe from terrorism thinks pro-life advocates are terrorists. A new video shows Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers including pro-life advocates in a list of terrorist groups.The new video from 2008 shows Southers responding to a documentary-style interview question about terrorist organizations.The documentary asked Southers, "Which home-grown terrorist groups pose the greatest danger to the U.S."Southers explained, "Most of the domestic groups that we pay attention to here are white supremacist groups. They're anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist type...
  • Pro-Abortion Language in Senate Health Care Bill Will be Kept, Casey Says

    01/07/2010 9:42:08 AM PST · by julieee · 18 replies · 726+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 7, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Language in Senate Health Care Bill Will be Kept, Casey Says Washington, DC -- When House and Senate Democrats meet behind closed doors to iron out the final abortion funding language in the government-run health care bill, one prominent senator says they will likely keep the Senate language that allows states to force taxpayers to fund abortions. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5854.html