Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More on Abortion and Health Care

OK, so now it isn't just the Roman Catholic bishops, the Evangelicals and saying that Obama is misleading the public on the issue of whether or not the House Bill 3200 as written (including the Capps ammendment) will result in public for abortion, now even Democratic Congressmen are saying it too:

"Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat, says dozens of House Democrats may join him in opposing a final health care compromise unless the House bill's abortion language is changed.

Mr. Stupak tells Time magazine that President Obama either does not understand the House bill or is intentionally misleading people when he asserts that there would be no government funding of abortion under the so-called public option.

"We are going to do everything we can to stop the rule, or the bill, from coming to the floor," Mr. Stupak said, adding that as many as 39 Democratic members of Congress may join him in the effort.

The reason: The House bill would require everyone who signs up for government-run health insurance to contribute to abortion coverage. "You are spreading the cost of the procedure over a public plan," Mr. Stupak said.

Mr. Stupak told the magazine that Mr. Obama's statements during recent public events signal one of two things: Either he does not fully understand how abortion is treated in the House bill, or "if he is aware of it, and he is making these statements, then he is misleading people."

Obama has let this process spiral out of control over the last four weeks. If he ends up losing health care reform because of his abortion extremism, then no one in the world will be able to deny that he is the most ideologically-driven, proponent of abortion-on-demand ever to reach high office in the US. He will be revealed as a fanatic who would rather throw away his chances of re-election than fail to deliver the goods for Planned Parenthood. He will also look incredibly stupid and will lose the ability to drive his agenda forward even with both houses of Congress in Democratic hands.

He needs to realize that Democrats cannot get re-elected in many parts of the country if they support a bill that requires public funding of abortion, especially when that bill is unpopular to begin with for other reasons. If he thinks the Blue Dogs will commit political suicide for him, he is playing a high stakes poker game with a bad hand.

Very interesting times! They say a week is a long time in politics; what a difference seven months makes.

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