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President Barack Obama says he’s no longer going to require Catholic churches to pay for abortion pills for their employees.
Instead, he’s just going to require all health insurance policies to cover abortion pills, and you can’t opt out.
That’s not an improvement.
It’s worse. Because it now means all Americans must now pay for health insurance policies that include abortion pills whether we want abortion pills, or not.
That’s every bit as much a violation of our First Amendment religious freedoms as the previous ObamaCare regulation. So if you are pro-life, you still must pay for abortion pills as part of your health insurance premium payments.
So this is no less unconstitutional. This is not a retreat by Obama, it’s an advance by the Left.
Planned Parenthood is thrilled with the new plan.
By the way, if the President of the United States has the power to order you to buy abortion pills, Obama also has the authority to order you to buy Obama Volts.
He has the authority to do anything he wants to you.
Planned Parenthood introduces their “Super Hero for Choice” – Dionysus
In one really cute scene, Dionysus drowns a man wearing puritan hat in a garbage can full of water. Why? Well, because he puritanically told kids about the abstinence option. In another scene, pro-life demonstrators are portrayed as evil zombies. But Dionysus comes to the rescue and shoots them dead with a giant condom gun. Just hilarious. In another awesome scene, Dionysus boils a pro-life Senator in water for a while, but he doesn’t die. Instead, he emerges from the pot as pro-choice.
Seriously, how warped are these people to come up with this kind of propaganda for kids? — no doubt paid for with taxpayer money.
Apparently, these abortionists thought it hysterical that they both killed a baby and injured the mother in one fell swoop.
This video provides disturbing insight into the mindset of these low-life abortionists.
The entire argument for legalizing abortion was to stop back-ally abortions by desperate teenage girls who get themselves pregnant.
But doesn’t this look like a back-ally abortion to you?
REUTERS: Two employees of a Philadelphia abortion clinic where live, viable babies were allegedly killed and a patient died after being given on overdose of painkillers pleaded guilty on Thursday to murder.
Guilty pleas to third-degree murder were entered by Adrienne Moton, 34, and Sherry West, 52, who both worked for Dr. Kermit Gosnell at what prosecutors have described as a decrepit and unsanitary clinic known as Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia.
Due to a court-issued gag order, attorneys declined to comment on reports that no plea agreement was reached in the case.
Sentencing was set for December 2 by Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner. The maximum penalty for third-degree murder is 40 years in prison.
Herman Cain is under fire for his confusing answers on abortion.
On CNN’s Piers Morgan show, Cain said “the government shouldn’t be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions that they need to make.”
He later issued a statement reiterating his opposition to abortion. But his answers have left many of us scratching our heads, wondering what his position on abortion really is.
I’m a huge fan of Herman Cain.
I believe Herman is pro-life. He has been solidly pro-life in the past. He was endorsed by the Georgia Right to Life Committee when he ran for Senate in the Republican primary in 2004.
Still, let’s face it, he did flub his answer to the Piers Morgan question pretty badly. Almost worse than his meandering, confusing answer is that he did not seem to be familiar with the basic vocabulary and terms that are used in the abortion debate. Tough to fault anyone who will now wonder, in light of this: “How will Cain fare in a debate with Obama?”
In my view, Herman Cain should explain his abortion position this way:
I am 100% pro-life — no ifs, ands, or buts. I believe abortion is the taking of a life of an innocent child. It’s my view that the Roe v Wade case was wrongly decided by the Supreme Court in 1972. That was the ruling that overturned anti-abortion laws in all 50 states. There is no right to an abortion anywhere in the Constitution. So that ruling was clearly wrong, pulled out of thin air by activist liberal justices.
In terms of law and government policy on abortion, what needs to happen is for Roe vs. Wade to be reversed and for this issue to be up to the states to decide. This is not an issue for the federal government. That’s what I meant when I said it’s not up to the government to decide. I meant the FEDERAL government because this should be a state issue.
Remember, the federal government, under our Constitution, is supposed to be a government with specific and enumerated powers. Those powers are spelled out in the Constitution. I am a subscriber to the Tenth Amendment. Unlike most of our political leaders today, I take the Tenth Amendment seriously. If our federal government actually followed the Tenth Amendment, it would not be doing most of the things it’s doing now. Most of the governing and law-making in America is supposed to be handled by the state and local governments.
That’s what federalism is.
As President, I will appoint judges and justices who will follow the Constitution. I will also work to defund Planned Parenthood and stop any and all taxpayer-funding of abortion. I will fight to overturn ObamaCare, which does include taxpayer-funding for abortion.
I will work to create a culture of life in America. I believe we should make adoption much easier in America so that unwanted children will have loving families who will take them in. I will also speak out as President in favor of life and try to show Americans, especially young Americans who find themselves in trouble, why abortion is not the answer.
In an ideal world, I favor a Constitutional amendment to protect life. Actually, in an ideal world we should not even need such a Constitutional amendment because people should know that killing is wrong. Constitutional amendments, of course, are very difficult to pass, so that would not be my immediate focus. My focus would be steps I could take immediately to save as many lives as possible right now. Ending all taxpayer-funded abortion, ending all funding for Planned Parenthood, and appointing judges who will follow the Constitution — strict constructionist judges — would be priorities #1, #2, and #3 for me.
After that, I think it’s better and most practical to have this issue decided at the state level, which was how this issue was handled for two centuries in America prior to the misguided Roe v Wade ruling by the Supreme Court in 1972.
Cases of homicide, manslaughter, and most crimes are handled at the state and local level, and are not considered federal matters. The issue of abortion should be a state issue as well.”
What do you think of this position, if Cain were to put it this way?
Cain’s poor handling of these kinds of questions is what happens when non-politicians run for President on a big national stage. Ross Perot and Donald Trump were both reduced to looking like babbling idiots because they were not used to answering these kinds of questions.
Cain, Trump, and Perot might be great at business, but running a business is not at all like running for President. These are two totally different ball games. It would be like asking Tiger Woods to compete with Roger Federer in tennis.
What Cain really needs right now is to bring some professional handlers in to help him get his answers straight. He can no longer wing it, no longer make it up as he goes along.
Mitt Romney is highly seasoned politician. He has an answer for every question. He glides smoothly from issue to issue. Romney is certainly no conservative, but he is a political pro. Romney is fluent in the language and rhythm of politics.
Herman Cain needs to understand that these are the big leagues now. Time to bring in some big time campaign pros and get a tighter script. Yes, time to put together a big fat briefing book with well thought out answers to every conceivable question. And he needs to do this quick.
REMINDER: China’s one child policy is enforced by way of forced abortions, infanticide and compulsory sterilization. Joe’s cool with all that.
This is getting close to “three strikes and you’re out” for Mitt
How many more strikes and foul balls can Mitt hit and still stay viable?
First there was RomneyCare, the Massachusetts version of ObamaCare, which Mitt still thinks was great, even though all evidence indicates RomneyCare is a total disaster.
Then the second shoe dropped when Mitt said (and continues to say) he thinks man-made global warming is a big problem that we need to fix, even though more and more evidence is rolling in that earth is actually sinking into a mini-ice age (that will hit in 2025)
Now he refuses to sign the “pro-life pledge.”
SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST: The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today announced the Republican candidates for President who have signed its Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge, committing them to actively advance pro-life policies and legislation if they are elected to the White House. Signers of the pledge include Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum.
Marilyn Musgrave, former Congresswoman and Project Director for SBA List, made the announcement at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this afternoon. SBA List is also calling on pro-life activists to put pressure on those candidates who have refused to sign, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Gary Johnson, to sign the pledge.
“We applaud those candidates who did sign the pledge for vowing to support and advance the protection of life at all stages if elected to the White House,” said Musgrave. “Their signatures demonstrate that mere lip-service to protecting women and the unborn is not enough—it must be backed up by concrete action.”
According to the pledge, available here, if elected President, candidates will:
- Only nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, not legislating from the bench;
- Select pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice;
- Advance pro-life legislation to permanently end all taxpayer funding of abortion in all domestic and international spending programs, and defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal funds with affiliates that perform or fund abortions;
- Advance and sign into law a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.
“The conviction and resolve of these candidate’s answers grassroots hunger for authentic leadership. Any ‘truce’ on social issues is not viable, nor is it acceptable to the grassroots,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “As one of the most activist presidents on abortion in history protects political allies like Planned Parenthood and continually appoints activist federal judges, the situation demands a strong leader who will advance consensus and life affirming legislation and policy at all levels.”
Even libertarian Ron Paul has signed it.
Interestingly, Herman Cain has not signed it. What’s up with that?
A look at the SBA pledge actually reveals it to be quite moderate. Candidates are just asked to pledge they will appoint pro-life candidates to the “relevant” Cabinet and top-level Executive Branch positions, not necessarily to, say, the CIA directorship or as Secretary of Energy or Commerce.
What Mitt should do, unless he’s just not pro-life, is explain whatever technical problems he might have with this particular pledge and then come up with a pro-life pledge he will sign.
Otherwise, it’s really getting close to “three strikes and you’re out” for Mitt.
CNS: Sixty-one percent of American adults—including some who describe themselves as “pro-choice”—told Gallup in a survey conducted May 5-8 that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances.
The Gallup survey, published today, asked 1,018 American adults whether they considered themselves “pro-choice” or “pro-life” on abortion. It also asked: “Do you think abortions should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?”
For those who answered that abortion should be “legal only under certain circumstances,” Gallup asked the follow-up question: “Do you think abortion should be legal in most circumstances or only in a few circumstances?”
POLITICO: The House just approved Rep. Mike Pence’s amendment to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, checking off a hot-button social issue even as it set up a bigger showdown over defunding the health care law.
The vote was 240-185 with 11 Democrats voting for the amendment, and seven Republicans voting against. One member voted present. A group of Republicans on the floor applauded when the vote hit 218.