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!