Monday, June 14, 2010

How's That Executive Order Coming Along, Mr. President?

House Minority Leader, John Boehner, has asked President Obama to provide a progress report on the implementation of his Executive Order that purports to ban use of taxpayer dollars for abortion under the new health care lgislation.  Prior to that, the Congressman sent a letter to Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius, asking:
"Has the Department provided guidance to states to implement the president’s Executive Order on abortions?  When does the Administration expect to issue the directive on abortions?  Will the new federal high-risk pools touted by the Administration also ensure that abortions will not be covered?  Millions of Americans care deeply about this aspect of the new law and its implementation, and no progress report is complete without detailed information about it."
The reply so far?  [cue sound of crickets chirping].

And, where are those politicians who so vociferously claimed that the new health care legislation would not fund abortions?  Shouldn't they be asking for these guidelines, too?   Or perhaps they would rather remain silent because bringing attention to the matter might highlight the unfortunate truth that the Executive Order was a scam.

Kudos to Minority Leader Boehner for his persistence in holding the President to his promise.

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