Update In 2011 the conscience rule has been slightly revised to only permit bigots to deny terminations of pregnancy, not treatment for AIDS HIV and contraceptive as well. Somehow, the women are still paying for bigotry of others.
As seen in today’s tabloids entry, Rahm already dictated WaPo about the EO which means that the deal was already in place ad the EO already written when the “cliffhanger” appeared to take place. It was all choreographed, Stupak was to hold on to the very end so as to justify the goody he was about to receive,
Obama issued an EO henceforth known as the Jane Crow EO that does far more than repeat the Hyde amendment as propaganda would have you believe
Also, I’d like to stress the point from the NOW resolution about Hyde being the so called law of he land
Contrary to language in the draft of the executive order and repeated assertions in the news, the Hyde Amendment is not settled law — it is an illegitimate tack-on to an annual must-pass appropriations bill.
Obama’s EO treats it as law and then it re-states W’s conscience rules (where doctors can refuse care if they are RW) and protects THEM from discrimination while discriminating against women
The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly-created health insurance exchanges. Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience (such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. §300a-7, and the Weldon Amendment, Pub. L. No. 111-8, §508(d)(1) (2009)) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.
New protections= beyond W’s Hyde’s Stupak, OK?
When W left the “conscience rule” behind him, at the end of 2008, Obama refused to comment on it
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.”
So, the deal with Stupak was in place from the get go – it was just a “don’t throw me in the briar patch” little game they played on women.
If Stupak didn’t exist, they would have had to invent him. Just like Lieberman on the Public Option.
Just so Planned Parenthood can say they were sorry Obama was forced to issue such an EO.
“We regret that a pro-choice president of a pro-choice nation was forced to sign an Executive Order that further codifies the proposed anti-choice language in the health care reform bill, originally proposed by Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
Oh, and you have to love how often the word “segregation” is used
I hereby direct the Director of OMB and the Secretary of HHS to develop, within 180 days of the date of this Executive Order, a model set of segregation guidelines for state health insurance commissioners to use when determining whether exchange plans are complying with the Act’s segregation requirements,
Here’s a B0bot on it
7. Trying to wrap my brain around Obama, our nation’s first black president
writing an Executive Order basically “segregating” and codifying inequality for half the population of the US.
Do I have this right?
And what does that say about how low this President would stoop to get this bill?
And on B0botland I also found this comment:
25. What the hell did they expect? Obama is MALE.
No man is going to protect the rights of women as they do the rights of men. EVER. And any woman who voted for BO instead of Hillary should have known better. I’m beyond the abortion age and having to worry about it, but for all the 20-30-40-something females who didn’t vote for Hillary, you’re about to get another lesson on how NOT to vote (how many lessons do you need? another 60 years worth?). Women have had to fight for every freakin’ right we have and it was never handed over graciously by any man…trust me. If women don’t stick together, things will never change and the MEN WILL continue to negotiate what we can and can’t do with our bodies. Do any of you actually believe Hillary Clinton would have done this? Hell NO she wouldn’t have.
But you all have HOPE, right? I guess this is that “Change” you were all promised. I hope you’re all happy.
Oh, why wouldn’t they be happy? here’s what Mr change gave them
“While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced and that the health care legislation’s restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented,” the White House statement said.
And they ARE happy. This was written as the EO was announced
An executive order would be a win-win…
Per MSNBC-The executive order will explicitly say that the health care bills passed by the house and senate would adhere to the Hyde amendment which says no federal funding would go towards abortion.
Lynn Woolsey and her pro-choice colleagues approve of this potential executive order and think it’s a GOOD thing as do all the other Dem. congressmen speaking on MSNBC. So we’d get MORE than enough votes for this bill AND we’d have language re: abortion that some think is less restrictive than the current Nelson amendment.
Hooray! We made out like bandits!
Oh, and to those of you who decided to take it on Stupak – it;s a waste of time. Like Lieberman who was villain of the week last December, cleansing the bill of PO as Obama had promised his handlers, so did Stupak did his bidding yesterday.
Obama got to play defense while delivering a long desired payback to women for daring to oppose him in several elections. This was personal, sweeties, make no mistake. Thanks for your help NARAL, Planned Parenthood and assorted B0botesses.
Oh, and there was a bit of payoff to these guys for helping install him in the White House
I was writing back then (November 2008)
We already know the gays paid part of the price. I am waiting to see how women will pay the balance.
This is after all, the Year of the Penis.