"No matter how many times the President and his allies repeat it, the Hyde Amendment will not protect the taxpayer from government-funded abortion on-demand in health care," said Dannenfelser. "The truth is, without an explicit exclusion, abortion will be covered in any public plan. Abortion will also be subsidized by our tax dollars in private plans through government subsidies.More @ LifeSiteNews
Language prohibiting this from happening "has been voted down five times, three times in the House and twice in the Senate just last week," pointed out Dannenfelser. "All this dodging, weaving, and obfuscation by abortion advocates needs to stop."
In fact, under the House healthcare bill (H.R. 3200), as amended by the Capps-Waxman Amendment, the public plan would be explicitly authorized to cover elective abortions. The public plan would be a program within the Department of Health and Human Services, which, as a federal agency, could not pay for abortions with anything other than federal funds.
Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the NRLC, said that "Gibb's statement is one more proof, if any more were needed, that the White House is actively engaged in a political smuggling operation -- an attempt to achieve funding of elective abortion by the federal government, cloaked in smokescreens of contrived language and outright deception."
Combine equal parts hubris, boundless naïveté of realities of fallen human nature, an élan born of inexperience of leadership in a clinch, the puer archetype, and enslavement to the spirit of the age, and this is what we have in the executive office.
Those who abandon the Creed count only on ideologies of fallen, human origin.