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About That Executive Order Banning Taxpayer Funded Abortion…

June 11, 2010
tags: abortion, John Boehner, healthcare
by Brett

Democratic leaders were able to secure the necessary votes from so-called pro-life Democrats on the healthcare overhaul earlier this year in exchange for an executive order from the president promising to prevent taxpayer funded abortions.

The state of Mississippi did not take any chances in waiting for the most pro-abortion administration in our nation’s history to follow through, and passed an opt-out about a month or so ago. At that time, many Democrats in the state (some who called themselves pro-life) said this was just a political ploy and there was no need to pass this law because of Barack Obama’s executive order.

The question today is just what is going on which that executive order. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) noted today that we have seen no progress on the issue. This includes a progress report from Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius which made not mention of what the administration is doing to implement the executive order.

In a May 13 letter to Sebelius, Boehner asked the following questions which he has yet to get a solid response on: “Has the Department provided guidance to states to implement the president’s Executive Order on abortions? When does the Administration expect to issue the directive on abortions? Will the new federal high-risk pools touted by the Administration also ensure that abortions will not be covered? Millions of Americans care deeply about this aspect of the new law and its implementation, and no progress report is complete without detailed information about it.”

The executive order may have received a lot of press when the deal was announced and they had the votes, but now that it is out of the spotlight look for the administration to drag it on as long as possible.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Steven Ertelt permalink
    June 11, 2010 1:10 pm has more on this at

  2. Tea Party Leader II permalink
    June 11, 2010 2:02 pm

    I like John Boehner but it seems that he has been in a back seat for quite some time. He is on TV right now talking about the Gulf oil crisis and pushing for some action there and now on the Executive order banning tax funding for abortion. It is about time that he starts screaming loudly on these issues. Obama turns a deaf ear to most of what the Republican Party does and says but with the elections coming up maybe he will listen this time. We need to get behind Boehner and his colleagues and scream loudly too.

  3. honesthank permalink
    June 11, 2010 10:23 pm

    I get emails for John all the time. But as I am banned from the Tea Party Web Site. You may not get this. What you need to do is worry about getting people out to vote. I was chairman of the election committee but quite for reasons of my own. You need to get Convs. off their butts and out to the polls I had a plan but you have to find someone else to do that. Good luck. I still love the Tea Party but lost heart in what I was doing. Henry Foreman

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