The President can offer an Executive Order, but the groups that are watching – and scoring – the health care debacle on life issues are going to assume that such an offer is meaningless*.
You know what would be handy for the President right now? A reputation for doing what he said that he was going to do, come Hell, high water, or a recalcitrant Congress*. Shame that the President decided that such a thing was beneath his dignity, huh?
*You know. Like George W Bush had.
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Prof. Robert Destro, a professor of law and former dean of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, and an expert on abortion-related litigation:
Read together with the case law and Section 1303 of the Senate Bill (which assumes that
abortions are a part of a “comprehensive” health care insurance program), we can be
virtually certain that the first lawsuit arguing that the Senate Bill requires funding for
abortions under the CHC appropriation will be filed before the ink is dry on President
I know that Secretary Sebelius has written that HHS regulations would exclude federal
funding of most abortions in CHCs, but this is not the law.
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