Posts Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

Bart Stupak Sells Out Pro-Life Movement

March 22, 2010

Pro-life conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly points out that Bart Stupak is naively trusting that the president will not immediately rescind the Executive Order. She writes:

“Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama’s first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion.”

Bart Stupak can no longer say he is pro-life!

Congress can revoke a presidential executive order by passing a bill by a veto-proof (2/3 vote) majority. For example, in 2003 Congress unsuccessfully attempted to revoke President Bush’s Executive Order 13233, which had rescinded Executive Order 12667 (Reagan). The bill, HR 5073, did not pass.

STATEMENT BY CECILE RICHARDS, PRESIDENT, PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA, REGARDING REP. BART STUPAK’S AMENDMENT RESTRICTING WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE ACCESS

“Planned Parenthood strongly opposes the Stupak/Pitts amendment, which would result in women losing health benefits they have today. This amendment would violate the spirit of health care reform, which is meant to guarantee quality, affordable health care coverage for all, by creating a two-tiered system that would punish women, particularly those with low and modest incomes. Women won’t stand for legislation that takes away their current benefits and leaves them worse off after health care reform than they are today.

“While Rep. Stupak claims that his amendment simply applies the Hyde amendment to health reform, nothing could be further from the truth.  The Stupak/Pitts amendment would result in a new restriction on women’s access to abortion coverage in the private health insurance market, undermining the ability of women to purchase private health plans that cover abortion care, even if they pay for most of the premium with their own money.

“The fact is, the majority of private health insurance plans currently offer abortion coverage, and the Stupak/Pitts amendment would result in the elimination of abortion coverage in the new insurance market created under health care reform. The Stupak/Pitts amendment upends the carefully crafted compromise in the House bill and unambiguously restricts women’s access to care.”

Will Nancy Pelosi honor a presidential executive order over her former deputy chief of staff?  Cecile Richards served as deputy chief of staff for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and played a key role in her election as the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives. 

What’s a federally funded abortion amongst friends anyway?

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