Monday, March 22, 2010
House approves health-care bill and aborts Democrats for Life
Democrats for Life of America headed by Kristen Day (see pix left) hasn't been burning up the track racing around to pick up new members. But now with Ben Nelson's flip and Stupak's failure the brakes have been slammed on the once hopeful organization. Today, it stands opposed to every single major pro-life organization by applauding the Stupak/Obama executive order. I'd love to be proven wrong but even Planned Parenthood and NARAL seem only disappointed not threatened. They are unhappy with rhetorical restrictions on abortion. They don't like their pro-abortion champion even giving the time of day to this anti-choice extremist Stupak. The President knows and Stupak does too that an Executive Order cannot stop domestic abortion funding unless the limits are approved by statute. That was the reason for the Hyde Amendment and not a Gerald Ford executive order. Unless there is a silver legal lining in this executive order Democrats for Life sounds oxymoronic.
Listen to their press release for Sunday. It's almost self-parody: "Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) applauds the President Obama for his bold leadership in agreeing to an Executive Order that bans taxpayer funded abortions in the health care reform bill expected to pass the House this evening."
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