It looks like “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion” is the new “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” Just another lie Obama told the American people to provide cover for vulnerable Democrats to vote to shove Obamacare down our throats. Via Lifenews.com:
Despite a promise President Obama made to lawmakers and the American public in a special joint session of Congress on healthcare reform that, “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion,” a new report released by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) today documents massive new public funding of abortion in the President’s healthcare law.
The GAO report also found that nearly all of the insurance issuers sampled are not itemizing the required separate abortion surcharge on its bills – confirming that the Obama Administration is ignoring the law’s abortion accounting gimmick.
“In an 11th hour ploy to garner a remnant of pro-life congressional Democrats absolutely needed for passage of ObamaCare, the President issued an executive order on March 24, 2010 that said: ‘the Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges’,” said Congressman Chris Smith, co-chairman of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. “It turns out that those ironclad promises made by the President himself are absolutely untrue.”
I, for one, am shocked – SHOCKED!!! – that Obama lied and taxpayers are funding abortion through Obamacare as pro-life advocates have said for years.
In fact, pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List was sued for violating a “false statement” law in 2010 for saying that by voting for Obamacare, former Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) supported taxpayer-funded abortion. Not only did SBA List win back their right to criticize a government official in the final decision of that case, but now the GAO has proven their statement true.
SBA List is continuing to hammer home the message this election cycle that vulnerable Democrat Sens. Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor, and Kay Hagan all voted for taxpayer-funded abortion in Obamacare. Let’s see them try to explain their votes now.
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