Thursday, July 15, 2010


From the pages of America magazine, 
found in The Sign of the Times dated 6/21/2010 
Obama also thanked (pictured) Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity who is CHA president and chief executive, for "the extraordinary leadership she's provided in advancing our national discussion." In the closing days of the health reform debate, Sister Carol and other CHA leaders urged passage of the legislation, saying they were convinced it would not expand federal funding of abortion. 
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From the pages of Fox News, dated 7/14/2010
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department announced at the end of June that the federal government had approved $160 million to set up a high-risk insurance plan for thousands of Pennsylvania residents with pre-existing conditions. Though the announcement made no reference to abortion and the policy itself says "elective abortions" are not covered, the National Right to Life Committee claimed it would cover abortions in almost every circumstance. "What their plan actually does is say if it's legal, it's covered," said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson. "Abortion ends up being covered if it's not explicitly excluded." The Pennsylvania policy says it covers "only abortions and contraceptives" that fall under Pennsylvania law. Johnson said that the "elective abortion" restriction in the Pennsylvania policy is "not a legal term," and so any abortion procedure legal in Pennsylvania could be covered under the high-risk plan. 
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Anonymous said...

Fox news is wrong:

Anonymous said...

the announcement made no reference to abortion and the policy itself says "elective abortions" are not covered

There are those nasty facts again getting in the way of the right-wing attack machine.

Joseph Fromm said...

The Demoncats getting their reward.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was honored on Thursday by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), who celebrated the Speaker with one of two annual Champions of Women's Health Awards.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) was also recognized for her longtime advocacy on behalf of women's reproductive rights.

The Rayburn reception room was filled with participants in the annual Planned Parenthood Youth Initiative summit, and their pink t-shirts drenched the room in color.

Adding to the warm, sisterly feeling of the event was PPFA president Cecile Richards, daughter of late Texas Gov. Ann Richards (D). Cecile Richards had formerly served as deputy chief of staff to Speaker Pelosi during Pelosi's years as Minority Whip, and the personal bond between the two women was palpable.

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) added comic relief to the formal presentation portion of the evening, introducing Speaker Pelosi and joking about how she was proud to be one of "Nancy's girls." As Pelosi took the stage, Moore even blew her a kiss.