This is for everyone that claimed that the health care reform would not cover abortions. OneNewsNow posted the following article:
Forget Barack Obama’s executive order to the contrary — the federal government will finance abortions in Pennsylvania.
Prior to a U.S. House vote on healthcare reform this spring, President Obama signed an executive order barring use of federal funds to finance abortions. That move was roundly criticized by pro-life organizations as mere theatrics to placate — and obtain the votes of — supposedly “pro-life” Democrats in the House. (See related story)
Now comes word that $160 million in federal money will be used in Pennsylvania to finance a “high-risk insurance pool” plan that includes abortion — and those funds reportedly are available immediately. Diane Gramley of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania says she saw the writing on the wall when the order was signed.
“I am not surprised,” she offers. “I knew that when President Obama signed that executive order to get the Democratic votes he needed [to get healthcare reform passed] that it was not worth the paper it was written on.”
On March 24, 2010, she described the order as “words void of meaning placed on a blank piece of paper for a feel-good effect” — a prediction she now says has proven “quite accurate.”
While Pennsylvania is the first state to be notified of such funding, Gramley says plans in other states will also cover abortions with taxpayer money used to finance them — unless they have opted out. “The way it’s written, it will cover all abortions except sex selection,” she explains. “So if you want to abort your baby because it’s a boy and you wanted a girl, it would not help subsidize those abortions.” But anything else can be covered, she adds.
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