Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Obama Wants to Weaken Abortion Funding Ban in Health Care Reform Legislation

Once again, here is Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth. In the video below, you'll hear him state that no federal funds will be used to pay for abortion. And now he hasn't even gotten Obamacare through the Senate, and he is already opposing restrictions on funding abortions.

In an interview on Monday, President Barack Obama refused to support an amendment in the health care bill that would ban taxpayer funding of abortions. Obama said he didn't want to change the "status quo" on abortion and added there is "more work to do" on the bill.

"I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill," Obama told ABC News. "And we're not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions."

Obama appeared to side with abortion advocates who claim the Stupak amendment in the health care bill somehow changes the current status quo on government abortion funding -- which, under the Hyde amendment and other pro-life provisions is mostly banned.

“There needs to be some more work before we get to the point where we're not changing the status quo” on abortion, Obama added. “And that’s the goal.”

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