For years pro-life activists have protested being forced to pay federal taxes that could eventually be used to fund abortions here in America and abroad. Our leaders have written legislation to make sure that doesn’t happen, and pro-abortion Democrats have created loopholes to make sure it keeps happening. The latest such loophole is a TITANIC size debacle that some of us like to call Obamacare.
When Obamacare was created, conservative activists argued that it would force pro-life Americans to pay for abortions that we wholeheartedly believe to be MURDER.
Of course, Democrats called us “conspiracy theorists” and “fearmongers!” They would never, ever, ever, ever think of forcing us pro-lifers to pay for abortions – this was just about healthcare for everyone! The President even tried to reassure everyone that the provisions in place that protected us from paying for abortions would not be affected by Obamacare…
You may remember that back during the Obamacare fight, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and a small handful of other Democrats held out their support because Obamacare would implicitly force pro-lifers to pay for abortions. They finally caved when President Obama promised to sign an Executive Order defending the Hyde Amendment, which prevents public funding of abortions and also protecting the conscience clause. At the time, many conservatives warned Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats that Obamacare necessarily would lead to public funding of abortions… no matter the Executive Order signed by Obama.
Turns out, Stupak was wrong and we conservatives were right.
Here is Stupak telling a group of pro-life Democrats, back in 2012, that the Obamacare mandate is illegal and that he just can’t believe that the White House and pro-abortion Democrats didn’t abide by their agreement! (We told you so Bart!)
Now it’s 2014 and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just released a report that is sure to get Stupak’s blood boiling, if he was actually angry before…
The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees’ bills.
That detail is important because the original compromise that President Barack Obama sealed with anti-abortion Democrats stipulated that no federal funds would be used to pay for elective abortions. Instead, private health plans covering the procedure would collect a separate premium, which would be segregated from federal subsidies for other medical services.
The new GAO review did not address the fundamental question of whether federal subsidies under the health law are being used for elective abortions, but abortion opponents said the findings underscore their view that the compromise is an accounting gimmick.
In a written response, the Health and Human Services Department said it “acknowledges that additional clarification may be needed” when it comes to the health law’s provisions on abortions.
The report also found that some insurers were unaware of a requirement in the law that they notify policyholders if they cover elective abortions. Abortion opponents have complained that it’s very difficult for average consumers to determine whether or not their plan covers the procedure. Abortion supporters say they would also like clearer information.
And just to prove that these “fact checking” agencies are completely bogus and filled with partisanship… here is an article from politifact in 2012 that said “$1 abortions in Obamacare” is ridiculous”!
Politifact called the rumor of nearly free abortions FALSE! I guess they were right… the abortions aren’t nearly free…. They are completely free.
Politifact tried to make it sound like the pro-life advocates were way off base about Obamacare… but just two short years later we were proven right. I wonder if Politifact will issue a retraction?
Forcing us to pay for others to murder their children is immoral, unjust and barbaric. Just another day in Obama’s America.
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