Thursday, October 13, 2011

President Obama threatens to veto Protect Life Act

National Right to Life reports the Obama administration issued a statement opposing The Protect Life Act (H.R. 358). The House of Representatives will vote on The Protect Life Act today.
The objective of the Protect Life Act is to correct the “multiple provisions that authorize subsidies for abortion, as well as provisions that could be employed for abortion-expanding administrative mandates,” as NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson said in testimony before a congressional subcommittee in February. But since President Obama has never conceded that such provisions exist, not surprisingly the letter today again denies what is self-evidently true.

Thus, there is this assurance:

“Longstanding Federal policy prohibits Federal funds from being used for abortions, except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered” and “ObamaCare preserved this prohibition and included policies to ensure that Federal funding is segregated from any private dollars used to fund abortions for which Federal funding is prohibited.“

Why fight so vigorously a law to limit abortion-expanding provisions in ObamaCare if supposedly they don’t even exist?