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    Obamacare’s Porous Protections Against Funding Elective Abortion

    As states roll out their newly mandated high-risk pools under ObamaCare, a troubling trend is emerging.  Pennsylvania and Maryland released documents on their state websites earlier this summer that implied their plans would cover elective abortions.  Additionally, New Mexico posted a draft summary of its high-risk pool services that listed … More

    Taxpayers Borrow to “Bankroll the Largest Abortion Provider in America”

    A new report from the General Accounting Office that was released on Capitol Hill last week has found that more than $1 billion in federal funds were expended from 2002-2009 by six controversial nonprofits, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the Population Council, and the Sex Information and … More

    Parental Rights and Civil Wrongs: School-based Clinics and Abortion

    A Seattle area mother is distraught because a school-based clinic at her daughter’s high school arranged for the girl to have an abortion, even providing a taxicab to the clinic, without notice to her parents. A spokesman for the King County Health Department summarized the situation simply when he commented, … More

    Stupak Admits He Allowed Obama to Fund Abortions With Taxpayer Money

    In the final hours before the passage of Obamacare, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and his like-minded Democratic colleagues announced that they would vote for the legislation after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order purporting to prevent the federal government from funding abortions. But one of the problem’s with this … More

    Praising the Senate Health Bill: Worldly Wisdom or Nunsense?

    As the beneficiary of 16 years of Catholic education, eight of them under the tutelage of the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati, I am inclined by habit to nod in swift concurrence whenever the good sisters speak. Not today. A letter released yesterday by 60 leaders of Catholic women’s religious … More

    A Piecrust Promise from Pelosi and Reid?

    A piecrust promise is one that is easily made and easily broken. The promise – more a rumor than anything else – that the U.S. Senate will use the reconciliation process to adopt a strong ban on abortion funding if the House passes the Senate-approved bill is flakier than most. … More

    The House and Senate Cloakrooms: Jan. 19 - 24

    Senate Cloakroom: Analysis: The Senate returns this week after a three-week absence. In the wake of passing an unpopular health care bill, the Senators must now contend with another unpopular issue – increasing the nation’s debt limit by nearly $1 trillion. The debate, which is expected to last into next … More

    More Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in the Senate Health Bill

    The Nelson-Reid agreement on abortion is not the only source of taxpayer funding for abortion. An obscure addition to the Senate version of health care reform that was adopted on Christmas Eve is a gift package with unexpected contents: even more taxpayer funding of elective abortions. According to a new … More

    The Few Standing Between Current Law and Tax Payer Funded Abortion

    In a Christmas Eve vote, the American people watched a U.S. Senator betray his pro-life principles for $100 million. The version of Obamacare that passed the Senate is the one to watch—it changes current law and allows taxpayer dollars to fund plans that cover elective abortions for the first time … More

    Abortion Language in Obamacare

    There are at least six key differences that need to be resolved before the House and Senate can cut a deal, in secret, to pass Obamacare. Maybe the most difficult issue to resolve is the issue of using federal tax dollars to fund abortion. It seems clear, from a reading … More