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Originally posted by TarzanBeta
reply to post by jimmyx
Really...? You justify paying to kill a baby rather than to keep one alive in the name of .... preventing a child from suffering?
For those of you who claim it is in good conscience to kill before a person is able to suffer, can I ask you why your parents didn't abort?
Originally posted by Bored To Tears
It shouldn't matter if it is a womans choice to have an abortion, thats all fine and good. If Johnny Catholic believes abortions are against his beliefs then how are you going to force him to pay for one?
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With a new statement released today from the White House, President Barack Obama finally officially put his imprimatur on the House health care bill that contains massive abortion funding. Obama has previously been criticized for saying he wanted no abortion funding but lobbying for the bill.
Now, with the new statement from his administration, Obama is officially on record supporting the bill, HR 3962, and its abortion funding components.
"The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, a bill that represents a critical milestone in the effort to reform our health care system," the administration said in a statement for Obama.
"The Administration looks forward to continuing to work with the Congress on this legislation and urges quick action on this landmark bill," it said.
The statement said the bill "meets the President’s criteria for health insurance reform" but makes no mention of abortion.
The statement also says Obama "is pleased that the bill includes a public health insurance option offered in an exchange" -- even though that is one abortion-funding component of the bill.
The legislation sets up abortion funding in two ways -- first, it sets up the public option. That is a government-run health care plan that will pay for abortions. Secondly, the bill gives members of the public affordability credits that can be used to pay for abortions.
Supporting a bill with massive abortion funding directly undercuts Obama's pledge in September to craft a health care bill that doesn't do so.
During an address to Congress in September, Obama said, "One more misunderstanding I want to clear up -- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."
Leading pro-life organizations say Obama is violating his pledge to Congress and the American people to support health care reform that is abortion neutral.