The White House unveiled its new Reality Check webpage Monday morning, attempting to realign facts in its favor about the proposed nationalized health care plan.
I noted on my blog that noticeably missing was any mention of the A-word, even though the topic has taken center stage in the national debate….
But there was a time when Obama was quite clear about his intention to include abortion in taxpayer financed health care as well as force private insurance coverage.
On July 17, 2007, Obama was speaking to Planned Parenthood supporters, and Bryan Howard, CEO of Planned Parenthood AZ, asked a question on health care (abortionspeak translation: “reproductive healthcare” means “abortion”):
Could you talk – give us some specifics about how reproductive health care … is going to fit into and be a part of primary care for women in your health care reform plans and how Planned Parenthood … will continue to be a part of the health care safety net for women and families across the country?
Obama responded quite clearly he planned for abortion not only to be part of taxpayer-funded health care but also forcibly covered by private insurers. He added he thought it “important” for the United States’ largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, to be part of his plan. Here’s the entire clip, courtesy of Americans United for Life:
Flash forward 2 years and Obama isn’t quite so clear….
On July 21, CBS’s Katie Couric could not have asked Obama more directly: “Do you favor a government option that would cover abortions?”
Continue reading my column this week, “Obama on abortion in healthcare: Unclear now, quite clear then,” at WorldNetDaily.com.