Monday, March 22, 2010

Abortion-expansion health care bill will become law

Yesterday the U.S. House passed the massive health care overhaul legislation, which will now be signed into law by President Obama. The bill is loaded with provisions that will expand and subsidize abortion on demand, and it will lead to the rationing of care for the most vulnerable.

Some "pro-life" Democrats, including Rep. Bart Stupak, agreed to vote for the bill after the White House released the text of an executive order that Obama will issue after the bill is enacted. But the executive order does nothing to prevent abortion funding through the legislation.

As National Right to Life explains: "The executive order promised by President Obama was issued for political effect. It changes nothing. It does not correct any of the serious pro-abortion provisions in the bill. The president cannot amend a bill by issuing an order, and the federal courts will enforce what the law says."