Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is President Obama Aborting his Campaign Promises?

The new hot topic surrounding the President's healthcare plan is a ban on federal insurance subsidies that will assist women in obtaining abortions. The New York Times reports that the ban has support from both Republicans and a large number of moderate Democrats, and both the House and Senate are waiting to hear the position of the Obama administration.

Obama has encouraged a fresh conversation on the abortion issue, and he has clearly established his support of reproductive rights. In the short time since becoming president, Obama has already struck down the Mexico City policy prohibiting U.S. money from funding international family-planning clinics promoting abortion. Also, he has nominated several pro-abortion advocates for high positions, including David Ogden as Deputy Attorney General and Elena Kagan as Solicitor General. However, the president has firmly promised to reach a middle ground with pro-life supporters, and he may just have to compromise on his healthcare plan to do it.


  1. I don't see how this complicates the issue too much. Obama wants healthcare passed, and this is one of the things he couldnt expect to have gotten on this bill

  2. Wow. Use my tax dollars to pay for abortion. he better compromise! Abortion is murder

  3. as a pro-choice republican who did not vote for Mr. Obama, I can say that i am pretty upset at this. I would have expected him to stand tall for a woman's right, but republicans are simply outfoxing him at every corner. It is a pathetic sight.


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