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There have been allegations of certain states and this federal administration setting policy, regulations or whatever one might call them to allow for federally funded abortions. We first reported on the possibility some time ago, but now we repeat part of our first allegation findings. The report comes from LifeNews.com and is written by Steve Ertelt on July 14, 2010:
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – The day after revelations that the Obama administration allowed federal taxpayer funding of abortions under the new national health care law that was supposed to prevent it, new information shows President Barack Obama has authorized abortion funding in a second state.
The first abortion funding had the Obama administration approve a Pennsylvania plan calling for the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions for virtually any reason through a new high risk insurance program created by the national health care law.
Now, the National Right to Life Committee, which uncovered the first case of abortion funding, has dug up a second set — in New Mexico.
National Right To Life (NRTL) legislative director Douglas Johnson and Kathryn Lopez of the National Review have corroborated on the initial gathering of information pertaining to abortions in both states and Johnson has had this to say:
… New Mexico state officials have put together a new $37 million high-risk pool that will begin enrolling members on July 1 and they will begin receiving benefits August 1 — including federal funding for elective abortions according to the state insurance department’s website. After the insured pays the deductible, taxpayer dollars from the federal government cover the remaining 80 percent.
“HHS has been hiding most of these high-risk plans, including the plan that HHS will administer directly in 21 states. Of the four state plans we’ve managed to ferret out, two provided coverage of essentially all abortions — Pennsylvania and New Mexico,” Johnson told National Review.
“This is part of a pattern, under this administration, of making ‘soft’ rhetorical statements on abortion policy, but consistently promoting and expanding abortion through low-visibility administrative decisions. The administration’s heavy funding of groups pushing a proposed new pro-abortion constitution in Kenya is another example,” Johnson added.
Ohio Congressional Representative John Boehner (R-OH) who is House Minority Leader, has sent a statement to the National Review wherein he does not mince words in his criticism of the Obama administration on this is issue:
“In just the past 24 hours, we’ve learned of two states in which the new federal high-risk insurance programs created under Obamacare and approved by the Obama administration will use federal funds to pay for abortion, despite promises by the White House and Democratic leaders that no such funding would occur under Obamacare,” he said.
“These developments provide stark confirmation that President Obama’s executive order last spring was little more than a political ploy to ensure passage of Obamacare by circumventing the will of the American people, who are clearly opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion,” the Republican leader added.
Ms. Lopez was more severe in her statement about the alleged lack of trustworthiness of POTUS and the Democrats on their lack of veracity in dealing with federally funded abortions:
Lopez, of National Review, opined on the situation and urged voters to hold accountable in November those lawmakers who voted for the pro-abortion health care plan.
“The Obama administration lied, and members of Congress who claim to be pro-life went along with the sham. There should, indeed, be electoral consequences,” she said.
Tomorrow, we will see where the issue of federally funded abortions has traveled since this July 2010 report and perhaps find other verification of this report.
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