Friday, July 16, 2010

Aborting ObamaCare©? [UPDATED & BUMPED]

In the run-up to ObamaCare©, we were promised that abortions would not be covered. This made sense, since it's not a medically necessary procedure, and because it would constitute an end-run around the Hyde Amendment. It will come as no surprise, though, that the folks in charge of implementing this train wreck believe that abortion should be covered, so that particular promise has been thrown under the bus:

"The Obama administration has officially approved the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under the new national government-run health care program ... The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new "high-risk" insurance program ... which ... will cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania."

We previously made the point that anything not specifically excluded would be covered; Rep Stupak's cowardly retreat made this development inevitable.

Isn't it great that we had to "pass the bill to see what's in it?"

[Hat Tip: Best of the Web]

UPDATE: Turns out, New Mexico is also receiving federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions:

"NRLC legislative director Douglas Johnson ... said New Mexico state officials have put together a new $37 million high-risk pool that will begin enrolling members on July 1 ... including federal funding for elective abortions according to the state insurance department's website."

How's that Executive Order working out for ya, Bart?

[Hat Tip: RWN]
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