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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 |
    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 ^ | 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 Freedom56v2 · 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 Freedom56v2 · 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 ^ | 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...