by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting a court order freezing abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s assets will stay in place and Gosnell won’t try to sell any of his properties without notifying the family of Karnamaya Mongar, the woman he allegedly killed.
The local NBC station is claiming Gosnell might sell his $900K house to pay for his defense.
- The Atlantic has an interview with former Congressman Bart Stupak, who says he has no regrets. Here’s the part where abortion is touched upon:
TA: You were a central player in the abortion fight. You supported the Hyde language throughout, and then at the last minute it passed on the agreement that President Obama would issue an executive order clarifying the language that was in the bill. Do you still feel that executive order was enough to live up to your expectations on abortion policy?
- Stupak: Yes, because the president has had 3 opportunities to throw us under the bus, if you will, and he has not. Number one, in the high-risk pools. Remember how New Mexico sent theirs in and had abortion in there, and Right to Life and all of them jumped right on it, and [HHS Secretary Kathleen] Sebelius and all of them said, ‘Wait a minute, you can’t do that. We had an executive order.’ They changed their law. So did Pennsylvania. So in order to apply for the high-risk pool, their law had to be reflective of the executive order, which says no public funding for abortions. They held firm to it.
Secondly, the community health centers, which the law was silent on. The executive order says you cannot perform abortions or advocate for them in public health centers. That has been upheld.
And, last but not least, there’s a number of grants you can apply for right now, especially for developing health care professionals – that’s going on right now in the bill – and if you go online and look at the application form, it says you must comply with the Hyde language, even in your application for the use of these federal funds. So there have been 3 opportunities for Sec. Sebelius or President Obama to just sorta look the other way, and they haven’t. They’ve upheld it. So there have actually been less abortions now because of that executive order and the health care bill than there would have been if we’d never had it.
He also goes into his work on President Obama’s executive order.
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