Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama's denials of abortion coverage 'laughable'

A leading pro-life activist in Washington says President Obama is not telling the whole truth when he promises taxpayers they will not be forced to fund abortions under his healthcare plan.

On Sunday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on ABC's This Week program that President Obama will go beyond language in the House healthcare bill to make sure no public money goes to pay for abortions under healthcare reform.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, says Americans should be skeptical of Sebelius' claim, especially given the President's 2007 promise to Planned Parenthood that his healthcare plan would provide "reproductive care."

"It's almost gotten to the point of laughable if the consequences weren't so dire -- the president repeating over and over that there is no abortion coverage in healthcare reform currently.  I mean, it's simply a lie. It is simply not true," she contends. "I simply don't believe that he is that ignorant of what the plans are out there. I think what he knows is that Americans have rejected the idea. Our poll showed last week that it rejects the idea."

In order for President Obama to be considered the next convert to the pro-life cause, Dannenfelser says he needs to push for an amendment specifically excluding abortion coverage from the healthcare plans, an amendment that has been narrowly defeated in the House more than once already.

~ Via OneNewsNow.Com