The New Abortion Bailout
March 11, 2010
In a time when we have so much public money to spare, we’ll now be paying for the abortions of the irresponsible:
House leaders have concluded they cannot change a divisive abortion provision in President Barack Obama’s health care bill and will try to pass the sweeping legislation without the support of ardent anti-abortion Democrats.
A break on abortion would remove a major obstacle for Democratic leaders in the final throes of a yearlong effort to change health care in the United States. But it sets up a risky strategy of trying to round up enough Democrats to overcome, not appease, a small but possibly decisive group of Democratic lawmakers in the House.
Democratic leaders are working to rally rank-and-file members around last-minute agreements on several sticking points, health insurance taxes and prescription drug coverage among them, and dozens of other complicated issues — all as Republicans stand ready to oppose the overhaul en masse.
So bipartisanship doesn’t matter when it’s unnecessary? I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you.
Not that this would be as shocking as our funding of rapeforced abortions in China.