Friday, February 26, 2010

Obama dismisses pro-life concerns about health care reform

cross-posted from A Catholic View

President Barack Obama brushed aside pro-life concerns about health care reform legislation during a bipartisan summit devoted to the topic. Bipartisan?  What a joke.  It was nothing but an effort to 'sell' Obamacare.

“The Stupak-Pitts amendment-- which reflects the will of the American people on the issue of federal funding of abortion-- is supported by a bipartisan majority in the House, but was excluded from the president's proposal,” said Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), a Catholic who serves as House minority leader.

“Pro-life Democrats in the House have already pledged to vote against this provision,” he added. “Health care reform should be an opportunity to protect human life, not end it.”

“John, you know,” the president responded, “the challenge I have here, and this has happened periodically, is every so often we have a pretty good conversation trying to get on some specifics, and then we go back to, you know, the standard talking points that the Democrats and Republicans have had for the last year. And that doesn't drive us to an agreement on issues.”  Being pro-life and not wanting to pay for abortion is a 'talking point'?  LOL  classic Barry!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Misleads Health Care Summit, Says Bill Has No Abortion Funding

CINO Pelosi is lying. There IS massive abortion funding in Obamacare.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mislead participants at the White House health care summit today by making the false statement that the Senate health care bill she, President Barack Obama and Democrats are pushing through Congress contains no abortion funding.

Pelosi's comments came in response to pro-life House Republican Leader John Boehner telling President Barack Obama that Americans don't want to be forced to finance abortions under the government-run health care bill.

“I think it’s really important to note, though, and I want the record to show, because two statements were made here that were not factual in relationship to these bills,' Pelosi claimed.

"My colleague, Leader Boehner, the law of the land is there is no public funding of abortion and there is no public funding of abortion in these bills and I don't want our listeners or viewers to get the wrong impression from what you said," Pelosi asserted.  She's Lying.

However, the Senate bill that is the basis of the reconciliation push in Congress contains massive abortion funding and has other pro-abortion problems.

Go to 2:50 in the video

Obamacare Summit

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rep. Stupak calls Obama health care proposal 'unacceptable' on abortion

I feel that Stupak has been the most consistent pro-life voice from the Democrats in regard to healthcare.

Pro-life Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) released a statement on Tuesday morning, calling President Obama's latest health care proposal “unacceptable” on the issue of abortion.

Rep. Stupak, who has been outspokenly opposed to abortion during his political tenure, said on Feb. 23 that he “was pleased to see that President Obama’s health care proposal did not include several of the sweetheart deals provided to select states in the Senate bill.”

“Unfortunately, the President's proposal encompasses the Senate language allowing public funding of abortion,” the Michigan representative stated. “The Senate language is a significant departure from current law and is unacceptable,” he added.

“While the President has laid out a health care proposal that brings us closer to resolving our differences, there is still work to be done before Congress can pass comprehensive health care reform.‬”

Rep. Stupak stepped into the national political spotlight when he introduced an amendment to the House health care reform bill that maintained the Hyde Amendment ban on using federal funds to pay for abortions. The Stupak Amendment passed in the House by a vote of 240-194 last November.

President Obama's health care proposal comes at a time when congressional leaders are still divided on the issue. The recent election of Republican Senator Scott Brown to an historically Democratic seat in Massachusetts has added to the complexity of the situation and has caused some to claim it unlikely that there are enough votes to pass health care reform legislation in either the House or the Senate as it currently stands.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pro-life groups oppose new Obama plan for health-care reform

We all need to oppose this horrible proposal that promotes the murder of our children. Abortion is not health care! Passing this legislation will only make matters in our country worse and lead to the demise of our nation. Please contact your congressmen today and let them know you oppose Obama's death care legislation. See below for more information on how to do this.

Pro-life activists in Washington, DC, have reacted strongly against a new health-care reform proposal unveiled by President Barack Obama, noting that the legislation would provide government support for abortion.

Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan, the sponsor of a pro-life amendment that was included in the version of the legislation passed by the House of Representatives, called the Obama version "unacceptable" because it adopted the approach of the Senate version. Douglas Johnson, the legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, went further:

None of President Obama's proposed changes diminish any of the sweeping pro-abortion problems in the Senate bill, and he actually proposes to increase the funds that would be available to directly subsidize abortion procedures (through Community Health Centers) and to subsidize private health insurance that covers abortion (through the premium-subsidy tax credits program).

In a separate statement the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) echoed the opposition to support for abortion, but said that there are other reasons to oppose the latest proposal, including the need to arrive at bipartisan solution that is economically viable and protects the integrity of the doctor-patient relationship. The CMA called attention to the numerous polls showing that most Americans oppose current plans for health-care reform, adding that "this public opposition is well founded." In fact, the CMA statement said, the "legislation not only will fail to bring about authentic reform, but will make the current challenges faced by patients, providers, and the American people even worse." 

~ Via Catholic World News.

Please contact your members of Congress to tell them:

“Do not support any health care reform bill that does not include language to block government funding of abortion!”

 Here’s how to reach them:


Related Information:

Obama's new trillion dollar 'health care' plan proposal posted; contains massive abortion funding

Monday, February 22, 2010

Obama Unveils Health Care Plan, Violates Pledge by Keeping Abortion Funding

cross-posted from A Catholic View

Barry and the Dems are determined to force Obamacare down our throats.

President Barack Obama has proposed changes he thinks should be included in the changes made to the Senate health care bill as Democrats move ahead with their plan to railroad the bill thorough Congress via reconciliation. However, Obama does not propose any changes to the massive abortion funding.

The current Senate bill contains massive abortion funding that could force taxpayers to fund hundreds of thousands of abortions and it has other pro-abortion problems.

But the new Obama health care proposal, unveiled today in advance of the White House health care summit, leaves intact that Senate language funding abortions.

It opens the door for Rep. Bart Stupak, whose amendment stopped abortion funding in the House version of the bill that will be tossed aside, to gather a group of 10-12 pro-life Democrats who voted for the House bill to oppose the Senate version.

The Obama plan also violates his pledge to Congress and the American people that his version of health care reform would not force taxpayers to fund abortions. He keeps lying about this, He keeps denying the massive abortion funding that is included.

In a September nationally-televised speech to Congress, Obama sought to clear up projections from pro-life advocates that his health care plan would fund abortions.

"One more misunderstanding I want to clear up -- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions," Obama claimed.

Under the Senate health care bill that will be the main bill Obama and Democrats push through Congress, there is no ban on abortion funding. Wile some states can opt out of funding abortions under the plan, taxpayers in other states will be forced to pay for them.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama Pro-Abortion Health Care Reconciliation Bill Expected Monday, Then Summit

cross-posted from A Catholic View

No matter how many people say they DON'T want it. Barry and the Dems are going to try to ram Obamacare through.

Call your Senators today!

Democrats in Washington are continuing to push for the controversial reconciliation strategy to railroad the pro-abortion government-run health care bill through Congress. And Republicans continue blasting the upcoming health care summit as a charade and "infomercial" for the bill.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is reportedly writing a revised health care bill that can be attached to a budget bill and receive approval in the Senate on a majority vote.

The idea behind the Obama bill, or a corrections measure that allows the House to adopt the pro-abortion Senate bill, is to rely on the reconciliation process to get around the Republican filibuster and make it so only 51 votes are needed to approve the bill.

As reported, Obama officials said the bill may be ready by the weekend and now they have updated their prediction by saying it will be posted on the Internet on Monday morning.

"It will be a reconciliation bill," the new York Times quoted a top Democratic staffer as saying. "If Republicans don't come with any substantial offers, this is what we would do."

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Democrats May Lack Reconciliation Votes to Push Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

Congressional Democrats are looking at the reconciliation process as a means of railroading the pro-abortion health care bill through Congress. However, a look at the members of the party who may not support reconciliation finds Democrats can't lost any more than two of 11 lawmakers who are on the fence.

The White House is convening a health care summit next week but Republicans say they don't expect pro-abortion President Barack Obama and Democrats to start over on the pro-abortion health care bill.

Instead, political observers believe Democrats will try to use the reconciliation idea to have the House approve the Senate bill and a second bill approved by both chambers that makes changes to it.

That second bill, under terms of the process, would only need a 51-member majority vote instead of 60 to overcome a filibuster in the Senate. That means 50 votes and pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden breaking the tie.

A new article in Salon finds Senate Leader Harry Reid will need to put pressure on 11 Democrats to make sure they stick with the reconciliation process.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Senate Democrats: Reconciliation Still Possible Even With Health Care Summit

Senate Democrats are confirming comments last week from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a top aide and saying that the reconciliation idea to railroad the pro-abortion government-run health care bill through the Senate is on the table even with the upcoming White House health care summit.

They say there is no need to abandon the controversial idea even though Obama is engaging in a publicity campaign to try to find more support for the bill, which contains massive abortion funding.

The nationally televised summit is set for next Thursday, February 25, but pro-abortion Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, tells Roll Call there is no reason to cast aside the reconciliation idea.

“I think it should be constantly pursued,” he said when asked if Democrats should put aside the plan.

“I think the Republicans are pretty committed to the notion that obstructing everything that President Obama would like to accomplish is very key to their base and their political success,” Whitehouse added. “I don't see them departing from that strategy.”

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pelosi Aide: Health Care Summit a Trick, Strategy on Pro-Abortion Bill Decided

cross-posted from A Catholic View

The Republicans have
nothing to gain by participating in this stunt.

President Barack Obama has proposed a bipartisan health care summit for later this month that Republican detractors bill as a publicity stunt designed to generate more support for the flailing pro-abortion health care bill. Now, an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially admitted that's the case.

In comments reported by Congress Daily, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top health care aide Wendell Primus admitted top Democrats have already decided on the strategy to pass the Senate's government-run health care bill that funds abortions and has other pro-abortion problems.

Primus explained that the Senate will use the controversial reconciliation strategy that will have the House approve the Senate bill and both the House and Senate okaying changes to the bill that the Senate will sign off on by preventing Republicans from filibustering.

“The trick in all of this is that the president would have to sign the Senate bill first, then the reconciliation bill second, and the reconciliation bill would trump the Senate bill,” Primus said at the National Health Policy Conference hosted by Academy Health and Health Affairs.

“There's a certain skill, there's a trick, but I think we'll get it done,” he said.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Barack Obama: It's all about him, not about us

 Barack Obama continues to display his incessant narcissim and desire for control, even in the face of the tragic circumstances that this country and many of its citizens find themselves in, as a result of his actions and those of other politicians.

In the video clip below, Barack Obama tells the tale of a lady who wanted to be buried in an Obama t-Shirt. The crowd laughs, but Obama is dead serious.  This story is about him, not about the poor woman who was without health care.

My family has been without health care (and we desperately need coverage) for some time now, but there is no way I would ever wear an Obama t-shirt! Barack Obama is the hero of the culture of death -- he and his phony "health care" plan supports abortion, euthanasia, and he wants to bankrupt this country with it . It is not health care -- it's death care! Health care is all about him, not about the people who need it. He is obsessed with obtaining power and control over everything -- even over the lives of the people in this country.

Obama Plans Televised Health Care Summit to Persuade Republicans to Back Bill

cross-posted from A Catholic View couldn't be more clear that Americans do NOT want government-run healthcare, but Barry keeps pushing it.
Personally, I don't think Republicans have anything to gain by participating in this charade.

President Barack Obama is planning a televised health care summit later this month in an effort to salvage the pro-abortion government-run health care bill. The plan is an effort to revive his sagging polling numbers and that of the legislation that has seen just one Republican support it in Congress.

White House officials say the February 25 meeting is not an attempt to start over on the health care bill but is ostensibly a lobbying and public relations effort.

“I want to come back [after the Presidents Day congressional recess] and have a large meeting — Republicans and Democrats — to go through, systematically, all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward,” Obama told CBS anchor Katie Couric in a Sunday interview.

Obama claimed he wants to "look at the Republican ideas that are out there.”

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