Confirmation of what we ALWAYS knew — that Obamacare would be a vehicle for widespread government funding of abortion coverage. Here’s the history. Since the late 1970s, the Congress has enacted the Hyde and other amendments to ensure that taxpayers were not funding abortions or abortion coverage. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been saved by these provisions.
Enter Obamacare. During the long, drawn-out debate, we insisted over and over that premiums subsidized by the government would include abortion coverage. Remember the mighty pro-life Democrats who held out and held out for an amendment that would prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion coverage? Remember their last minute “cave” when President Obama promised to sign an Executive Order which would would prohibit such abortion funding by decree with no legal substance? An Executive Order that everyone knew was a sham?
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today confirming that federally subsidized abortion coverage would become a widespread feature of Obamacare. The report found that more than one thousand federally subsidized exchange plans currently cover elective abortion.
What is desperately needed to reverse this action is for the U.S. Senate to follow the lead of the House and enact the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act.
Congrats to President Obama, as his fondest dream has been realized. He managed to hoodwink members of his own party to memorialize his position as the most pro-abortion President ever.