To read the Hill account about the upcoming House vote to block abortion funding you’d think the culprits are the Republicans, or at least Congress:

House Democratic leaders will allow an up-or-down vote on an amendment blocking any money in its healthcare overhaul from funding abortions, risking the votes of members who support abortion rights.

and then

Stupak, flanked by a bipartisan coterie of abortion opponents, argued for consideration of their amendment that explicitiy (sic) prohibits federal funding of abortions under the Democrats’ healthcare bill before the Speaker’s select committee.

Very dramatically convenient – drawing the women ire to the usual suspects.

But it ignores the many signals that we have a misogynistic administration (for those who lived in a cave during the elections).

So let’s remember a few, shall we?

Back in January Obama asked democrats in congress to dump contraceptives pay from the stimulus, much as appeasing the GOP wasn’t a political need.

Back in April, during SOTU (or some other bestest speech) Obama declared that unlike what he promised during the campaign,

FOCA wasn’t his priority and abortion is not a freedom issue but a moral one

I think abortion is a moral issue and an ethical issue. I think that those who are pro-choice make a mistake when they — if they suggest — and I don’t want create straw men here, but I think there are some who suggest that this is simply an issue about women’s freedom and that there’s no other considerations.

And most pertinent, during his bestest hackled speech on healthcare Obama declared

And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.

It should be noted that neither NARAL nor Planned Parenthood were heard from on all those occasions. Predictable though, Planned Parenthood is piping in now – and quickly, when non-Obama culprits can be found:

The agreement was quickly condemned by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which called the amendment by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a “de facto abortion ban.”

Sorry, PP – it comes from the president you foisted on us.

And for comic relief, a comment from a – Democratic-  congressWOMAN from Pa

“This doesn’t change the law at all, it’s not outlawing abortion today; a majority of abortions are paid for with cash,”

Yup. Cuz women are cash cows – everyone knows that.

And speaking of the rich and selfish, another piece of news that I needed mentioned: Obama’s real base, the Wall Street CEOs hogged the swine flu vaccine from hospitals and schools. Reminds me of that disgusting commercial with pigs eating ham.

But the Democrats are on the case! They will hold an investigation! Right after they deal with those cash cows abortion fiends, that is!


Mind you, by showing the source of the anti-choice policies I was in no way trying to defend Congress. How could I – with headlines like this one

House Leaders Meeting Now with Bishops To Discuss Health Care Bill, Abortion

Seems separation of church and state is being ditched along with the women

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer are meeting right now with representatives from the Conference of Catholic Bishops in an attempt to come up with compromise language that would mollify most of the moderate Democrats who are unhappy with what they consider the House health care bill’s permissive stance toward public funding for abortion

It’s all about the mollifying!…