Weasels

Interesting. The supporters of the “Protect Life Bill” aka the Let Women Die Bill are so ashamed of the let women die part that they conceal it in their press coverage; at least, the people at LifeSiteNews do.

The measure would amend President Obama’s Affordable Care Act to reflect the Hyde amendment by prohibiting taxpayer dollars from funding any health plan that includes coverage of elective abortions. The measure retains Hyde’s exception for abortions performed due to the child’s conception in rape or incest or to save the mother’s life.

The bill also makes clear that no health insurance carrier may be forced to provide coverage of abortion in any of its health plans, and strengthens the conscience rights of health care workers and institutions to reject abortion training, procedures, or referrals.

That’s it – that’s all it says. Notice the complete failure to mention that this “strengthening” means legalizing the refusal to do an abortion to save a woman’s life. Notice it and think about what it implies. It implies that they’re ashamed of it, or at least realize that other people would think they should be. It means they don’t want their readers to grasp that that’s what the bill would do if it became law. It means they’re hiding what the law actually does.

Disgusting.

 

Comments

  1. julian says

    No wonder conservatives don’t trust the government. Just look at how often their own representatives lie to them.

  2. says

    I’m beginning to wonder if some of the people who voted for the bill didn’t understand this. So I’m beginning to think I should try to ask them all, which will be a big pain in the ass…

  3. julian says

    That wouldn’t be entirely shocking considering this sort of stuff tends not to get vetted as thoroughly as it should on the House Floor.

    It would, however comforting it might be to find they aren’t that depraved, be an incredible example of our elected officials’ collective incompetence.

  4. Jeremy Shaffer says

    That wouldn’t be entirely shocking considering this sort of stuff tends not to get vetted as thoroughly as it should on the House Floor.

    Hmm, I thought one of the new rules of the HoR instituted by our wonderful new House speaker was to make sure that all bills to be voted on by the House would be thoroughly read on the House Floor.

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