Saturday, November 21, 2009

Obama Attacks The Stupak Amendment

President Obama's true intentions have become known after he has come out in favor of removing the Stupak Amendment.

"During an interview with Fox News, President Barack Obama again condemned the Stupak amendment added to the House health care bill to stop abortion funding. Meanwhile, the Obama administration says the president supports the new Senate health care bill that contains massive abortion subsidies.

Before it voted for its version of the government-run health care bill, the House added the Stupak amendment on a lopsided bipartisan vote to prevent abortion funding in the public option and affordability credits.

The new comments are the second time Obama has said he either wants the Stupak amendment removed from the bill or

Obama is making what even left-leaning mainstream media factcheck sites are calling a false argument by saying the Stupak amendment goes too far in preventing women from getting abortions paid for under their own insurance plans.

"There is a balance to be achieved that is consistent with the Hyde Amendment," Obama said.

"I believe in the basic idea that federal dollars shouldn't pay for abortions. But I also think we shouldn't restrict women's choices, so I think there's some negotiations going on, not just on the Democratic side, but I think among people of good will on both sides, to see if we can arrive at something that meets that criteria," he continued. "And I'm confident we can do that."

Asked if the Stupak amendment provides that so-called balance he supposedly seeks, Obama told Fox News: "Not yet."

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, gave his response.

"It looks like President Obama will do everything he can to keep that one senator from tearing down the wall between taxpayers and the bloody business of abortion," he said of Stupak's efforts..."