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Here's hoping they eat each other

Obama and his pro-abortion supporters:

National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill issued a statement Sunday afternoon slamming President Obama, saying that he had broken his faith with women by agreeing to issue an executive order that prohibits federal funding for abortions.

"The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an effort to restrict women's access to abortion. Through this order, the president has announced he will lend the weight of his office and the entire executive branch to the anti-abortion measures included in the Senate bill, which the House is now prepared to pass.

"President Obama campaigned as a pro-choice president, but his actions today suggest that his commitment to reproductive health care is shaky at best. Contrary to language in the draft of the executive order and repeated assertions in the news, the Hyde Amendment is not settled law - it is an illegitimate tack-on to an annual must-pass appropriations bill. NOW has a longstanding objection to Hyde and, in fact, was looking forward to working with this president and Congress to bring an end to these restrictions. We see now that we have our work cut out for us far beyond what we ever anticipated.

I look so forward to the battle.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (19)

Looks like Barry forgot to ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Looks like Barry forgot to make a phone call to NOW telling them ahead of time that Bo is going to eat that executive order that he left laying around in the Oval Office. OOPS!

Stupak will vote for the bi... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Stupak will vote for the bill and Obama's promise will expire the moment he signs the bill.

Obama will never sign that executive order.

Too bad abortion wasn't leg... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Too bad abortion wasn't legally available in 1960. Stanley would've precluded the problem we have now.

"National Organization of W... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"National Organization of Women" is concerned about abortion? Why? The only members of NOW who get pregnant do so through the agency of a turkey baster while they stand on their heads.

we are one election away fr... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

we are one election away from the edge of the cliff...November 2010.

If the DemoKrats retain both Houses then the headlong rush to Socialism will lead to resistance, armed and otherwise, from the American people.

this sort of backstabbing a... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

this sort of backstabbing and promise breaking is what has kept the bill from passage so far - heres hoping

Obama Note to Terry: "Just... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Obama Note to Terry: "Just shut up bitch, and get under the fucking bus!" Wonder what Terry could tell Stupak about Obama's "integrity"?

The point has been made in ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

The point has been made in several places that the President cannot make an executive order that contravenes an act of Congress. So Obama's promise is (per usual) worthless.

Not only is he unlikely to ever sign such an order (please refer to Gitmo and DADT) even if he did it would be a magnet for lawsuits.

Heck, I am prolife and I would file just to thwart Stupak. Socialized medicine has killed far more world wide than abortion.

Looks like Bart Stupak just... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Looks like Bart Stupak just got a 'message' on how safe his House seat will be this November:

Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the group was revoking its "Defender of Life" award to Stupak, which was to be awarded at its Wednesday night gala.

"We were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform. We will no longer be doing so," Dannenfelser said. "Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this health care bill can no longer call themselves 'pro-life.'"

Just checked Stupak's Novem... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Just checked Stupak's November opponent's Facebook page.

Earlier this evening when it was first announced that he had caved his opponent had 1200 members, as of 8:53 eastern it has 6454.

Stupak is screwed and he can only blame himself.

No matter what happens toni... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

No matter what happens tonight, passing this bill is only going to speed up the fiscal train wreck that's coming.

Oh, and you folks hoping to snag a job this year. FORGET IT!

Interesting and well worth ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Interesting and well worth a read: 35 states are planning HCR lawsuits. It only takes 33 to convene a constitutional convention.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/19/AR2010031901470.html

The executive order is prob... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The executive order is probably unconstitutional. SPending bills originate in the House. Obama can only veto them and he wont.


The plastic faced demoKrau... (Below threshold)
914:

The plastic faced demoKraut speaker is fumbling about her lies and trying to keep as straight a face as the liar in dumbo eared chief does everytime another lie crosses his purple treasonous lips.. Which is to say everytime he opens his lying trap.

Here's Stupak's 30 pieces o... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Here's Stupak's 30 pieces of silver:

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/96140/

Teh Messiah's promise of an... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Teh Messiah's promise of an Executive Order is as worthless as Mr Hitler's letter to Neville Chamberlain.

Fake letter from NOW. Fake... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Fake letter from NOW. Fake in the sense of their outrage, and fake because it would not surprize me in the least if Obama and the NOW gals have been burning up the phone lines all this week planning their little bit of theatre here.

They are together on all of this and no phony letter of purported outrage is going to lull me into thinking that BO's EO matters one bit.

I wish tonight was Halloween night. November can't get here soon enough.

I doubt dumbo gives a shit ... (Below threshold)
moseby:

I doubt dumbo gives a shit about a few ugly broads from NOW. No, ol purple lips has got more to worry about with this turd his flunkies just passed--funding, lawsuits, constitutional conventions, and even more: his popularity plummeting.

I'm unclear on how this exe... (Below threshold)
tPage:

I'm unclear on how this executive order thing works.
1: Did Obama just throw himself on the sword instead of the Senate just removing abortion from the bill?

2: If this flies, does this mean any President can tear up any legislation by issuing an executive order? If that's so, couldn't a pro life President override Roe v Wade?




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