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Pro-abortionists Offer Disingenuous Criticism of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

by | May 6, 2011

By Dave Andrusko

On Wednesday, immediately after the House passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” I wrote a piece congratulating the 251 members who voted in favor of what is landmark legislation


I mentioned almost in passing a column that had appeared that day in the influential publication, The Hill. “Time to stand up for abortion funding” was written by Jessica Arons, who is director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit organization with very close ties to the Obama White House.

There is almost as little time today to devote to the column (which you can find at as there was on Wednesday. So let me make just two points.

First, Arons believes that if pro-abortion politicians “mount a full-throated defense of public funding for abortion,” the public will fall in line like sheep. Never mind that there has never, EVER been public support for siphoning tax dollars off in the direction of the abortion industry. Say it often enough (in the form of “principled arguments”), Arons counsels, and presto change (okay, eventually) the public will “change its mind.”

Second, as I alluded to on Wednesday, pro-abortionists start from the premise that “what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours in mine, too.” Yet somehow they are the aggrieved party, according to Arons.

HR 3 is about permanently prohibiting taxpayer funding for abortion across all federal programs. Not just a patchwork of laws that apply to only certain programs—many of which expire annually—but a permanent ban. That’s ours; we just don’t want to have to fight the battle every year.

Arons not only doesn’t want the temporary made permanent, she wants the prohibition rolled back. “Too many women for too long have been denied coverage for a legitimate and legal health care service,” she writes.

Meanwhile we’re not even supposed to acknowledge that they have added enormously to their stack of chips–the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–ObamaCare. But in fact ObamaCare opened up new pipelines for federal funding of abortion which are not governed by the Hyde Amendment or any other statutory restriction.

But since these new sources don’t “exist,” it is pro-lifers who are the aggressors!

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