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Obama Executive Order On Abortion Shows Reid Bill Was Always An Abortion Bill.

  • Reid Knew All Along That Health Care Bill Funded Abortion.
  • Executive Order Worthless And Will Not Trump Statutory Law.
  • Orders Can Be Changed, Revoked.  Obama Not Trustworthy On Abortion.
  • Unenforceable Order Will Be New Roe v. Wade.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2010

Contact Don Nelson, Nevada LIFE, 775-530-0029

The following statement can be attributed to Nevada LIFE President Don Nelson:

The agreement between President Obama and Bart Stupak to issue an executive order to prevent government funding of abortion is an admission that the health care bill funds abortion. It also admits that the Hyde Amendment does NOT cover the health care reform bills.  Obama’s promise of an executive order also demonstrates that Obama, Pelosi and Reid’s nine months of insistence that the health care bill is not about abortion, is not an abortion bill, that the status quo on abortion will not change, that the Hyde Amendment would prevent health care funding of abortion, that there will be no funding of abortion and calling pro-lifers liars for doing so shows a callous disregard for the truth and open contempt for the public.

The deal Stupak struck with Obama is worthless.  First, the “statutory requirements and defects are not subject to correction or nullification by the chief executive or his appointees, whether by Executive Order, regulation, or otherwise.”

Second, even if an executive order could nullify or correct the statutory abortion funding provisions, it can be revoked or changed.  The President, along with Senator Harry Reid who is solely responsible for the Reid Senate health care bill, is dishonest when it comes to abortion.  The president has misrepresented, misled, obfuscated and lied about his record on abortion, and along with Senator Reid, is guilty of the same regarding the abortion provisions of the bill and about pro-life advocates who have claimed the bill covers abortion with government funds.  Mr. Obama’s assurance and word to opponents of government funding of abortion (along with Harry Reid’s) are worthless. 

The Hyde Amendment stopped the government from paying for 300,000 abortions a year.  Passage of the Reid health care reform bill will lead to the largest increase of abortions since Roe.

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