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Thread: Who believes Obama will make this executive order

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    Re: Who believes Obama will make this executive order

    Yes of course he'll sign it. Basically, it affirms the Hyde amendment.

    Section 1. Policy.
    Following the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("the Act"), it is necessary to establish an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment. The purpose of this Executive Order is to establish a comprehensive, government-wide set of policies and procedures to achieve this goal and to make certain that all relevant actors--Federal officials, state officials (including insurance regulators) and health care providers--are aware of their responsibilities, new and old.

    The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly-created health insurance exchanges. Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience (such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. 300a-7, and the Weldon Amendment, Pub. L. No. 111-8, 508(d)(1) (2009)) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.

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    Re: Who believes Obama will make this executive order

    ... and we have our answer.
    Obama signs executive order on abortion funding limits

    By the CNN Wire Staff
    March 24, 2010 4:14 p.m. EDT


    (CNN) -- President Obama signed an executive order Wednesday that ensures that existing limits on the federal funding of abortion remain in place under the new health care overhaul law.

    Unlike the signing of the health care bill into law Tuesday, which was conducted under the glare of media cameras, the event Wednesday was closed to the news media.

    It was attended by Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan and 12 of his anti-abortion Democratic House colleagues, without whose help the landmark overhaul bill would not have passed, political observers say.

    [...]

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    Re: Who believes Obama will make this executive order

    12 people said "no"? How could Obama possibly back down from his statement to sign an executive order???

    Looks like they don't know Obama as well as they think they do.

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    Re: Who believes Obama will make this executive order

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    12 people said "no"? How could Obama possibly back down from his statement to sign an executive order???

    Looks like they don't know Obama as well as they think they do.
    Many persons have a general opinions of politicians: That they rarely do what they say or promise they will.

    Additionally, some persons have a belief that this is the case to an even greater degree in the specific instance of Pres. Obama.

    Thus...
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    Re: Who believes Obama will make this executive order

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Many persons have a general opinions of politicians: That they rarely do what they say or promise they will.

    Additionally, some persons have a belief that this is the case to an even greater degree in the specific instance of Pres. Obama.

    Thus...
    Making hundreds of campaign promises and not keeping every last one of them is one thing. Making a single promise on an issue as huge as abortion that leaned congressmen's decisions on how to vote and not keeping that promise... that would just be shallow. Obama has more integrity than that.

    I love how a 13th person voted "no" even though Obama already signed the executive order.
    Last edited by Jucon; 03-24-10 at 09:34 PM.

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