Axelrod Signals Obama Will Try to Strip Abortion Language From Health Care Bill

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    White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod suggested Sunday that President Obama will intervene to make sure a controversial amendment restricting federal funding for abortion coverage is stripped from final health care reform legislation.

    In doing so, the president would be heeding the call of abortion rights supporters like Planned Parenthood that have called the White House their "strongest weapon" in keeping such restrictions out of the bill.

    The abortion amendment was tacked on to the House health care bill and was a key factor in securing the votes of moderate Democrats before the bill was approved by a narrow margin last weekend. The amendment, authored by Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., went beyond preventing the proposed government-run plan from covering abortion to restrict federal subsidies from going toward private plans that offer abortion coverage.

    Axelrod said in an interview Sunday that the amendment changes the "status quo," something the president cannot abide.

    "The president has said repeatedly, and he said in his speech to Congress, that he doesn't believe that this bill should change the status quo as it relates to the issue of abortion," Axelrod said. "This shouldn't be a debate about abortion. And he's going to work with Senate and the House to try and ensure that at the end of the day, the status quo is not changed ... I believe that there are discussions ongoing to how to adjust it accordingly."

    Axelrod said the president believes that issue, as well as the ongoing dispute over what kind of government-run insurance plan, if any, should be included in the overhaul, "can and will be worked through before it reaches his desk."

    Axelrod spoke on CNN's "State of the Union."









    Axelrod Signals Obama Will Try to Strip Abortion Language From Health Care Bill - FOXNews.com









    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: "YOU LIE" Joe Wilson.
     
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    good for him! If a women can't afford to get an abortion from a place like planned parenthood just think about where she will go instead.
     
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    I think her point was that Obama lied in his primetime HC speech, not that she was for or against abortion. If he's for abortion funding in this bill, come out and say it. Don't demonize Republicans and call them liars when he actually supports it ..........
     
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    To the drugstore to buy a box of condoms?
     
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    she is against abortion! ;)
    And I know what point she was making. I was pissed at obama for not including it, so I happy he might have changed his mind.
     
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    because that always happens! Girls who want abortions will do whatever it takes in most cases to have one.
    And when federally funded health care programs stopp funding viagra prescriptions, you guys can start talking about stopping the funding of abortions.
     
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    Classic Strawman argument. :clap2: [​IMG]
     
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    We didn't have to wait for Obama to serve up this knife in the back to moderate House Dems to know the lies poured from his mouth like shit from a cow's ass in his speech before the joint session of Congress, before the American people and before the whole world. Both of his examples of abuses by insurance companies were blatant lies and his example of how the lack of competition among health insurers led to one insurance company gaining over 90% of the Alabama market was entirely a work of fiction. No one who honestly believes in the cause he is promoting has to make up such outrageous lies to support it.

    Scott Harrington: Fact-Checking the President on Health Insurance - WSJ.com
     
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    The bill didn't fund abortions to start with.
     
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    no actually I live in the real world and don't live in fantasy land where one thinks if they stop funding abortions all the problems are going to go away.
    And like I said before if you guys can have your viagra, we get our abortions.
     

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