“In the present form, the Senate health care bill is going nowhere in the House of Representatives,” Mr. Stupak said. “Not only do the members of the House of Representatives do not agree with the Senate bill — the process by which the Senate bill was passed, the special deals, there is no member that wants to vote for that.”
On March 20th, in a last minute deal negotiated with the White House, as the House was entering the final stages of debate on the health care bill, Rep. Bart Stupak (D) MI, convinced President Obama to sign an executive order — reaffirming the health bill’s “consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion”. The order supposedly bans the government from spending federal money to pay for abortions through plans offered on the insurance exchanges created under the measure.
The deal was the key to gaining the votes of about a half-dozen anti-abortion Democrats needed to secure passage of the Healthcare Reform bill.
So here is the kicker, only 14 months ago President Obama signed another executive order to deal with abortion funding…
On Jan. 23, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order reversing the ban that prohibits funding to international family planning groups that provide abortions
Under the “Mexico City Policy,” established by Ronald Reagan in 1984, the U.S. government could not provide funding for family planning services to clinics or groups that offered abortion-related services overseas. The policy banned recipients of U.S. foreign aid from using abortion as a family planning tool.
Organizations which received government funding, were required to “agree as a condition of their receipt of federal funds that such organizations would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”
This is not the first time the policy has been overturned. The widely debated policy was also overturned by President Clinton in 1993, but was reinstated by President Bush at the beginning of his term in 2001.
In a memo to USAID Bush said, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad.”
The Executive Order set off a furor among anti-abortion groups. Over two dozen members of Congress opposed to abortion joined the annual March for Life at the National Mall to warn that the President’s pro-choice position on abortion could lead to policies changes that would be unacceptable to the group.
Fast forward back to the present… can we really trust President Obama and his Progressive cronies? If Stupak believes he has made a deal that has terminated the threat of federally funded abortion, he’s nuts!
This President and his administration can not be trusted. They have repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to listen to the citizens of this country. They have an agenda to “fundamentally transform America” and that is what they are going to try to do. Consider these two arrogant quotes:
Nancy Pelosi: “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
Valerie Jarrett, Sr. Obama Advisor: “Americans will learn to like the healthcare bill.”
We were promised “Hope and Change” and unprecedented transparency. We have gotten neither. We are a few pieces of legislation or regulation away from becoming a Socialist country. Our freedom is being taken away at every turn.
We need to decide if we are going to stand by and passively watch a radical far left administration put us on a path to socialism. Or will you fight back to stop it?
If you love our country; our freedom, our liberty and the American way of life – this is your wake up call! We are running out of time. Our freedom and sovereignty are at risk of being lost. It is happening, here and now in America because we take too much for granted. It is time for every citizen to defend America by engaging in their civic responsibility to participate in the democratic process and make their voice heard.
Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism and the Agenda of the Progressive Left!
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”. – Ronald Reagan