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Abortion in the healthcare bill, documented

The ACLJ has come up with the abortion provisions in the House healthcare bill, H3962. You will find it here.

Joe Wilson was right about Obama’s bald-faced lie to the joint session of Congress and to the American people. Recall that Obama had wrapped his lie about abortion coverage in a harsh accusation that it was his opponents who were doing the lying. My impression of that speech was that Obama under pressure is far less smooth – and no more honest – than the debonair candidate much of America came to believe in.  His true nature was surfacing, recalling incidents such as when he discretely flipped off Hillary and McCain from the podium.

There are other proofs that Obama had boldly lied to us. Rep. Stupak, a prolife Democrat, tells how Obama called and insisted that during that speech he had said “my” healthcare plan does not support abortion. There are two problems with that. First, the record shows that he said “our” healthcare plan, indicating the one before Congress, and Second, Obama hasn’t even released a healthcare plan, so a) no one knows if it even exists, b) therefore no one can rationally comment on it, c) it would have been absurd for Obama to be referring to an undisclosed plan no one knew the provisions of in his joint session defense. He was referring to the Congressional plan, in particular the one that Pelosi was championing, and he was lying.

Additionally, Stupak has said that Pelosi continues to pressure him about his resistance to the abortion provisions of her plan. Why would that be, if those provisions didn’t exist?

One has to wonder at the hubris of those who would take a controversial healthcare proposal, one that would hand over one-sixth of our economy to politicians, and strenuously add in incredibly divisive abortion provisions. Where’s the “common ground” we were promised? Wouldn’t a “bipartisan”, “postpartisan” plan, the kind candidate Obama told us to expect, leave such a contentious matter to individuals to pay for, rather than force taxpayers to foot the bill?

Yes, but that would leave our poor without the purported “Constitutional right to healthcare” – including the abortion coverage the Left pines for.

So there you have it – a humanist march toward total non-judgmental licentiousness – freedom without responsibility – versus the attempt to preserve the only values that can sustain our dignity and indeed our continued existence.

Polls are running almost three to two against Obamacare, and Obama’s own numbers are negative and declining, but the elites are set to push this bill through. Too many Americans have forgotten that if you remove the Biblical underpinning on which this nation is based, you lose, not gain, freedom and dignity. As John Adams said, on the framing of the Constitution:

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.

Ben Franklin added that we have “A republic, madam, if you can keep it”.

Unless a miracle occurs, we are headed for a disaster. But we may be seeing the stirring of the waters, portending miracle power, as in Jn 5.4 (KJV). Thanks to Sarah Palin’s leadership of the Republican Party from her Facebook page (yes, it’s come to this), the NY 23 congressional race has become a referendum on Obama and totalitarianism. And thanks be to God, it’s looking good for the good guys. And the NJ and VA gubernatorial races look good as well, though the close NJ race could be stolen (yes, it’s come down to that as well, courtesy of ACORN, union thugs, and likeminded groups).

The American people have an innate sense of the right way to go, thanks to our culture and government being founded overwhelmingly on Biblical truth. But that discernment increasingly has been taken captive by generations of indoctrination by elites. We are in danger of losing a third generation to humanism, which could portend the loss of the republic. It is very close.

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. -2Thess 2.7

The Lord can work in good times and bad, but let us not “sin so that grace may abound”. Let us pray for good to come, that the Holy Spirit, working through us in deeds and prayer, can restrain the forces of chaos.

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live -Deut 30.19

I’ve tried to avoid politics on this blog. I’ve bitten my “tongue” many a time. But how can one remain silent when the foundations are being destroyed? This is a time to speak out. We are at the precipice, only this time the enemy is within.
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  1. November 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Today Jill Stanek adds news of a phony compromise designed to peel off prolife Dem resistance to the healthcare bill. Details at http://www.jillstanek.com/archives/2009/11/breaking_news_n_5.html

  2. November 5, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Here’s more from John Boehner:
    http://republicanleader.house.gov/blog/?p=666

    Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it.

    Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that. On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.

    What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

    Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan. The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.

    A majority of Americans believe that health care plans should not be mandated to provide elective abortion coverage, and a majority of Americans do not believe government health care plans should include abortion coverage. Currently, federal appropriations bills include language known as the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while another provision, known as the Smith Amendment, prohibits federal funding of abortion under the federal employees’ health benefits plan.

    Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page health care monstrosity is an affront to the American people and drastically moves away from current policy. The American people deserve more from their government than being forced to pay for abortion.

    House Republicans are offering a common-sense, responsible solution that would reduce health care costs and expand access while protecting the dignity of all human life. The Republican plan, available at HealthCare.GOP.gov, would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion. And under the Republican plan, any health plan that includes abortion coverage may not receive federal funds.

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