Saturday, September 12, 2009

On "the gap between Obama’s claims [about health care] and the agenda his administration is pursuing in Congress"

In a letter written by Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., President & CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), she talks about President Obama's speech before Congress where he claims that no federal money will be used to fund abortions. But as Ms. Yoest points out, "he is throwing his support behind legislation that will equate abortion with basic health care."

Also in her letter she says the following:

"We reported on the President’s speech as it happened on the AUL Blog. Afterwards, we posted an official statement detailing the gap between Obama’s claims and the agenda his administration is pursuing in Congress, (emphasis mine) including this observation from AUL Action Staff Counsel Mary Harned:

"No matter how President Obama and Congress change the structure of the health care reform proposals — whether there is a public option, co-op, exchange, or the like — any legislation that provides government funding for health care must contain explicit language that excludes abortion. (emphasis mine)""

For more about this letter and the above mentioned blog please see the rest of her post at:

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