“And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up,” said President Barack Obama during a September 9 speech to a joint session of Congress. “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
Then explain the news now breaking that, by a 13 to 10 vote, the Senate Finance Committee voted down an amendment to the put forth by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch which would have enjoined use of any federal tax dollars to fund abortions. And don’t give me the argument that the Hyde Amendment already prevents the use of federal funds for that purpose — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other pro-abortion Democrats have long advocated the repeal of that measure since it was signed into law only a few years after Roe v. Wade. We all know that it won’t last.
In fact, I’d be willing to say that the Democrats’ rejection of Hatch’s amendment is evidence enough that they intend to repeal Hyde. If not, why not approve the amendment, include it in this bill, and make it into law?