Abortion-Funding Amendment Voted Down by Democrats

“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?



  1. whats_up says:


    Because they didnt need to, it allready exists. Why add duplicative language to a bill that allready contains it? Federal law allready states that no federal money shall be used for abortions. When they repeal the Hyde amendment get back to me and we can talk.

  2. Still a Patriot says:

    Hi Jeff -

    Because HE LIES!



    Whats_up, you ever spill any of that kool-aid on your SEIU shirt?

  4. Gail B says:

    If Obama/Soetoro doesn't stop lying, he's going to need a Fire Extinguisher Czar for pants duty!

  5. Gail B says:

    Do they stay up all night long to create legislation that they KNOW we don't want?

    They're canceling their Columbus Day break to work on more stuff.

    2010 is sooooo far away!

  6. Rix says:

    Whats_up, could you please point me to the chapter in the proposed law that contains specific language blocking federal funding for abortions? I am rather ambivalent on the matter of abortions but hate politically propagated lies, no matter which side of the aisle they come from.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We do not want this bill or any other bill that mandates free willed americans are required to buy insureance!

    We do not want this bill which will put you in PRISON if you dont buy insurence.

    If congress want to try and stuff this unconstitutional bill down our throats we will fire them… all of them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It amazes me that the progressives insist on supporting legislation that will benefit Planned Parenthood, which was started by Margaret Sanger, an avowed eugenecist that believed in "eliminating" the "less desirables" of the world, like……BLACKS!

    Lisa in TX

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