Abortion Opponents Are Fighting Language in Obamacare Bill That Obama Said Would Not Be Included in the Bill
Another day, another lie revealed.
Essentially everything that we were told about Obamacare before the vote we can now conclude was a lie.
…Including the fact that federal dollars will not be used to fund abortion.
(Nice lapdog reporting, Jake!)
The abortion language was, of course, included in the bill and that is why several states are working to strip the abortion coverage from the law.
The AP reported:
Abortion opponents fought passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it’s the law, they’re using it to limit coverage by private insurers.
An obscure part of the law allows states to restrict abortion coverage by private plans operating in new insurance markets. Capitalizing on that language, abortion foes have succeeded in passing bans that, in some cases, go beyond federal statutes.
“We don’t consider elective abortion to be health care, so we don’t think it’s a bad thing for fewer private insurance companies to cover it,” said Mary Harned, attorney for Americans United for Life, a national organization that wrote a model law for the states.
Abortion rights supporters are dismayed.
“Implementation of this reform should be about increasing access to health care and increasing choices, not taking them away,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate leadership. “Health care reform is not an excuse to take rights away from women.”
Of course, the fact that Obama lied about this surprises no one.