Monday, January 28, 2013

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Forty years after the USSC legalized abortion in the United States, the procedure continues to be under sustained attack. It doesn't help Obama panders to the anti-abortion crowd:

The Obama administration is no stranger to these restrictions. In early 2010, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to uphold abortion restrictions, prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for any abortion or to “cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion” except in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother.

Obama signed the order as a concession to a group of anti-abortion Democrats who had threatened to vote against his health care legislation. This enforcement of already existing restrictions stemming from the Hyde Amendment of 1976 reveals the administration’s pandering to the right-wing anti-abortion bloc. These restrictions also serve to discourage insurers from offering plans that cover abortions.
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We know Lance Armstrong suffers--or, more accurately, forces others to suffer--from some kind of sociopathy, but few have the patience to write an article about it.

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