Just how bad is Obamacare for the unborn and for taxpayers who do not want their federal dollars used to promote abortion? Judge for yourself:
Under Obamacare, there is no ban on abortion funding. While some states can opt out of funding abortions under the plan, taxpayers in other states, like Wisconsin, will be forced to foot the bill for the abortions of any women decides to have one. Unless, of course, we elect a governor and additional state legislators in 2010 who will be willing to take the necessary action to opt out.
Obamacare mandates that at least one health care plan offered across the country must pay for abortions with additional abortion funding in the form of “affordability credits.”
The Obama Administration will be able to define abortion as “preventive care” and force insurance companies to pay for abortion.
Obamacare provides millions in funding for Community Health Centers without any prohibition on the money going toward abortions.
Obamacare pays for abortions under the Indian Health Services program.
The so-called “limits” on abortionfunding are temporary and could be overturned at any time … or simply allowed to expire.
Obamacare pays for abortions under the Indian Health Service program.
Obamacare violates the conscience rights of health care workers and facilities who do not want to participate in abortion by failing to offer any meaningful protection to them.
Obamacare is laden with abortion-funding provisions that reach into virtually every nook and cranny of our nation’s health care system. It is truly the greatest expansion of abortion and abortion funding since the tragic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Tomorrow, March 31, marks the 5th anniversary of the tragic, court-ordered death of Terri Schindler-Schiavo.
We remember it as if it was yesterday. Throughout March 2005, we mobilized thousands of Wisconsinites on behalf of federal legislation to prevent Terri’s death. The U.S. Congress and President George W. Bush courageously saw to it that federal legislation was enacted to allow the Schindler family access to the federal courts to plead for the life of their daughter.
In a series of acts of raw judicial power, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ignored the mandate of Congress to take into consideration Terri’s rights in a federal court proceeding. Also ignored was the Schindler’s desire to care for their beloved daughter in their home. The Court seemed determined to end the life of Terri Schindler-Schiavo regardless of the rule of law or the norms of justice. From that point on, Terri was denied water and food and after thirteen excruciating days, her body succumbed to the horrific effects of starvation and dehydration.
When Terri died, we gave thanks for all of those who stepped forward to advocate for her - Governor Jeb Bush, Florida legislators, the U.S. Congress, President Bush and the one lone voice on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit who understood what was happening and dared to dissent with this colleagues. We gave thanks for those who traveled to the hospice where Terri lay to keep vigil as the starvation progressed and those who came forward to champion her cause.
And we prayed for a country that had lost its moral compass and allowed a helpless woman to die of starvation and dehydration while her worth as a human being was being debated. We also prayed for Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, that he would one day recognize what he had done and ask forgiveness for the death of his wife. To this day, we continue those prayers.
We will never forget you, Terri! Surely, the joy of eternal life is yours as you rest in the loving arms of your Lord and Maker.
It is no exaggeration when we call Barack Obama the most pro-abortion President in the history of our nation. With the help of radically pro-abortion congressional leaders, he managed to pass health care reform, the most pro-abortion piece of legislation enacted into law since the tragic Roe v. Wade court decision that legalized abortion on demand. This legislation means that the government will pay for ALL abortions, no matter how many a woman may seek - during all nine months of her pregnancy!
Here in Wisconsin, the situation has been just as dire with solid pro-abortion leadership in both houses of the legislature and a pro-abortion zealot sitting in the governor’s office.
We’ve had enough! The focus is on the November 2010 elections and electing people who believe in building a culture of life in our nation. And there are tremendous opportunities to help make that happen!
Think about it …
pro-abortion Gov. Jim Doyle is not running for re-election. Two committed Republican right-to-life candidates, Scott Walker and Mark Neumann, are running and the one who wins the September primary will face radically pro-abortion Democrat Tom Barrett in November. Chances are excellent to restore the governor’s office to a place where life, at all stages, is truly respected!
three avidly pro-abortion Democratic House members (Steve Kagen, Ron Kind and David Obey) face stiff challenges. There a number of solid right-to-life candidates running for these seats.
many state legislative races will be in play with many opportunities to replace pro-abortion legislators with individuals who hold strong right-to-life beliefs.
The opportunities are fantastic and Wisconsin Right to Life will be in the thick of it all. We want to keep you informed about the candidates of interest to you in your area. There are a couple of ways you can obtain candidate information:
sign up for E-Voice here You will receive information via e-mail about candidates in YOUR own congressional district and YOUR own state legislative districts. You won’t have to look through statewide candidate information to find out which candidates will be on the ballot at your polling place. You will also receive information about the very important governor race.
So, if you’ve had enough and want to change things … think November, November, November!
Apparently Bart Stupak is not happy that right-to-life groups have had the nerve to criticize his key role in the passage of a health care bill that contains massive government funding of abortion and leaves medical professionals unprotected if they refuse to participate in abortion. What to do? Well, attack those right-to-life groups, of course and then, put in a good word on behalf of the largest abortion provider in the nation, Planned Parenthood.
Stupak did an interview with the Washington Times on Tuesday and he said, “Planned Parenthood does not do abortions … in my district. Planned Parenthood has a number of clinics in my district that provide health care for my people. Therefore, these clinics do quite well in my district, and I’m all for health care and extending it to everybody — access to health care, so that’s just another way.”
Just “another way” to provide health care? No problem with the organization that performs most of the one and one half million abortions in our nation every year being a key health care provider in his district? While they are providing “health care” in Stupak’s district, they’re destroying babies in their abortion clinics throughout the nation!
The Times also revealed that even though the particular Planned Parenthood clinics in Stupak’s district don’t perform abortions, they refer women for abortions.
Is it any wonder that Right to Life of Michigan, Flint Right to Life and Black Americans for Life have rescinded their endorsements of Stupak?
Unlike yesterday’s very public signing of health care legislation, President Obama will sign the so-called abortion “compromise” executive order today privately at the White House. The “compromise” was reached when Rep. Bart Stupak caved and promised his “yes” vote on the health care bill in exchange for a meaningless piece of paper that does absolutely nothing to protect unborn children and leaves medical professionals, who do not want to participate in abortion, with little protection.
As the most pro-abortion president in the history of our nation signs this bogus executive order, he does so knowing full well that it does nothing to stop the new law’s massive government funding of abortion and it does not provide adequate conscience protections for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who are morally opposed to the destruction of the lives of unborn children through abortion.
The fact is, an executive order (EO) cannot override statutory law. While Stupak and Obama claim the EO will extend the Hyde Amendment abortion funding restrictions and the Weldon/Church conscience rights amendments to the new law, the fact is the Hyde Amendment and the Weldon and Church Amendments only apply to funds appropriated under the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) appropriations bill. The abortion funding provisions in the new health care law and the lack of conscience protections do not come under the umbrella of the LHHS appropriations bill.
In addition, the existence of the Hyde Amendment and the Church and Weldon Amendment are dependent on re-authorization every year by Congress. The Congress could simply decide not to renew them! And when you consider that the leadership of both houses of Congress is stridently pro-abortion and in the pockets of the radical pro-abortion lobby, the reversal of these important amendments is very possible.
So, thanks Bart Stupak, for trading your vote in exchange for massive government funding of abortion and leaving health care professionals unprotected. And to think..you had the power to stop it!
In what can only be described as the unholiest of alliances, Rep. Bart Stupak struck a “deal” with the most pro-abortion president in history, insuring passage of a health care bill containing massive federal funding of abortion. Stupak switched his vote to “yes” on the bill after the president promised to sign a meaningless executive order that does absolutely nothing to solve the abortion problems in the bill. Most of the 10 or so “right-to-life” Democrats who had previously stood with Stupak in opposition to the bill followed Stupak’s lead and switched their votes to “yes.” The final House vote was 219 to 212. Had these people remained true to their professed right-to-life beliefs and voted “no”, the bill likely would have gone down. But they sold out!
Thirty years of taxpayers being protected from paying for abortions on the federal level went down in flames with the Stupak-Obama deal.
Wisconsin’s House delegation split by party lines with Democrats Ron Kind, David Obey, Steve Kagen, Tammy Baldwin and Gwen Moore voting for the bill. Republicans Paul Ryan, Jim Sensenbrenner and Tom Petri voted against.
REMEMBER THIS IN NOVEMBER WHEN YOU GO INTO THE VOTING BOOTH!
If you want all the facts about Obama’s meaningless executive order and details about the massive problems with the health care measure passed in the House last night, visit National Right to Life’s website at nrlc.org They’ve got it all there.
In the meantime, keep the faith … November will be here before we know it!
As the arm-twisting and back-room deal making continues, some congressional leaders are saying the vote on health care reform may take place this weekend…Sunday they are saying. As of this morning, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have the votes to pass it. But these folks will stop at nothing to pressure fence-sitting Democratics to move to the “yes” column and anything is possible.
Will a vote actually take place Sunday? No one knows. But one thing is for sure…
this is “do or die” time … and your last chance to contact your House member in opposition to this horrendous legislation.
Pro-abortion forces have the majority in Congress but we have our voices…and they need to be heard NOW! If you haven’t picked up the phone to call your House member, do so right now. This is especially important if you live in the districts of Reps. Ron Kind, David Obey and Steve Kagen.
We’ve been pounding on this issue for months and have issued countless alerts and information pieces via mail, phone, email and every other technology at our disposal. But the one thing we can’t do is make the call for you. That’s something only YOU can do.
To find out who your U.S. House member is and how to contact him/her, click here.
I am going to take off my right-to-life hat for just a moment to discuss the debate over Obamacare. For a long time, I was puzzled as to why citizens appeared to be more upset about the process being used to promote Obamacare instead of the substance in the bill. “Read the bill.” “No kickbacks.” “Post the bill online.” “We want transparency and there is none.” “Meeting behind closed doors.”
My rallying cry was “It’s the substance, folks.” But, as the debate has continued, I am understanding more and more why people are so disgusted with process. They feel it is unfair. The most unfair example of raw political power and probable unconstitutionality is unfolding right now as House Democrats appear almost certain to use a rule called “deem and pass” to move Obamacare along. Under this rule, the Senate bill is considered enacted without an up or down vote simply by voting for the rule. Then, the reconciliation bill would amend the Senate bill that was fictitiously passed.
Look at how hypocritical the Democratic leadership is. On the one hand, they are arguing that in the Senate, reconciliation can and should be used because people want an “up or down” vote. In the House, it is just the opposite — an up or down vote is an unnecessary obstacle on the path to the Nirvana of Obamacare.
This is a perfect example of the end justifying the means. And it is disgusting.
Bowing to leadership pressure, some of Rep. Bart Stupak’s Dem allies in opposing Obamacare unless abortion funding and coverage are prohibited have folded and are no longer supporting his efforts. It remains unclear how many pro-life Dems will stick with Stupak. This is critical as Speaker Pelosi is looking for about five votes to get to the magic number of 216 votes needed for passage.
On another front, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued another nationwide Action Alert urging a “no” vote on the Senate bill unless it is amended to prohibit abortion funding.
Copy USCCB bulletin insert here and distribute. This is our last chance to impact the debate. Kagen still listed as undecided.
To no one’s surprise, the Catholic Health Association under Sister Carol Keehan has decided to back Obamacare, claiming that it doesn’t cover abortion and is a step forward.
Email your objections to Sister Carol Keehan at email@example.com.
Really. This is not a joke. A Dutch “Right to Die” campaign has garnered 100,000 signatures to support legalization of lethal injections for healthy people who are simply “tired of living.” Under this plan, non-medical people would be trained to inject people over age 70 who “consider their lives complete” and have a “heartfelt and enduring desire” to die.
This is the slippery slope run amuk and The Netherlands has long been the grand laboratory. The Dutch have gone from failing to prosecute assisted suicide and euthanasia even though it was illegal to legalizing euthanasia to euthanizing people without their consent to establishing guidelines to allow parents to have their newborns with disabilities euthanized.
Alex Schadenberg of the Canadian Euthanasia Prevention Coalition reports that at a World Federation of Right to Die Societies Conference in 2006, the leader of the Dutch euthanasia society spoke openly of the final goal — “euthanasia for those who are ‘tired of living.’” This is their “final solution.” Does it sound eery? And all too familiar?
Lest one dismiss this effort as some of those crazy Europeans, think again. Pro-euthanasia forces in the U.S., buoyed by their recent successes in legalizing assisted suicide in Washington and Montana, are now polling in seven states — Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii and Colorado — to test the waters for ballot initiatives in 2012.