The Stupak Sellout

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

It's a done deal. Stupak sold out to the White House for an Executive order that will, for the time being, prevent federal funding for abortion. A short term goal that while appropriate it was gained at the expense of selling out the right to choose for future generations.

Further, there is no guarantee that at some point a future (if not this one) socialist/statist president won't rescind this executive order replacing it with one that removes restrictions on federal funding of abortion. Congratulation Stu, you did you country a real service. Just ask 55% of Americans what they think.

Just for the record here is a complete text of the Executive order that gave the Prez, Madame Pelosi, and Vamp Reid their long sought after power grab.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (approved March __, 2010), I hereby order as follows:

Section 1.  Policy. 
Following the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("the Act"), it is necessary to establish an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment.   The purpose of this Executive Order is to establish a comprehensive, government-wide set of policies and procedures to achieve this goal and to make certain that all relevant actors--Federal officials, state officials (including insurance regulators) and health care providers--are aware of their responsibilities, new and old. 

The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly-created health insurance exchanges.  Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience (such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. §300a-7, and the Weldon Amendment, Pub. L. No. 111-8, §508(d)(1) (2009)) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.

Numerous executive agencies have a role in ensuring that these restrictions are enforced, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Read the rest at Rational Nation USA.

1 comment:

  1. Great work here, keep up the good fight as we have much more fighting to do against these Tyrants in our Government! The cockroaches will be squashed but not soon enough! You have been linked - Conservative Bloggers are Fighting for every Americans Freedom - http://governmentmess.blogspot.com/2010/03/conservative-bloggers-fight-obama-care.html

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