New Must-Reads


On September 10, House Republican Leader John Boehner (Oh.) issued a release in which he referred to Barack Obama’s 2007 appearance before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the occasion on which Obama said that “reproductive care” would be “at the heart” of his health plan and that his public plan “will provide all essential services, including reproductive services.” 
As Mr. Boehner put it, “During his quest for the presidency, now-President Obama declared that everyone deserves access to reproductive health care that includes abortion, and vowed that this ‘right’ would be at the heart of his health care reform plan if elected president.” 
Mr. Boehner’s statement drew the attention of Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website (a project of the St. Petersburg Times) that scrutinizes the assertions of policymakers and advocacy groups about policy issues.  Politifact’s “Truth-O-Meter” concluded that Mr. Boehner’s statement was “TRUE.”  The Politifact review is here.
Also, note that on September 10 posted a brief, but helpful, commentary on President Obama’s claim, during his September 9 speech to Congress, that his plan would not use “federal dollars” for abortions.  The FactCheck commentary is here:
On September 9, National Review Online published my rebuttal to a column by Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, in which Marcus extolled, but rather mischaracterized, the Capps-Waxman Amendment to H.R. 3200.
Douglas Johnson
Legislative Director
National Right to Life Committee
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Washington, D.C. 20004

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2 responses to “New Must-Reads

  1. Abortion is unnecessary with the implementation of the Embryo Transfer and Adoption Center (ETAC). The embryo from a woman intending to end her pregnancy is transferred to a woman seeking an adopted child, or her surrogate. Surrogates and adoptive parents are pre-screened and entered in a common database, shared by all ETACs. Counseling is an essential part of the process. An intended outcome would include the embryo donor agreeing to serve as the surrogate for the adoptive parent, making embryo transfer unnecessary. The donor may also come to appreciate the recognized value of the embryo to others and to herself and decide to remain the parent, making adoption unnecessary. Where adoption does occur, it is efficient, timely and inexpensive. ProChoice and ProLife interests are served by ETAC and both movements can direct their combined resources to the full utilization and success of ETACs. Abortion is obsolete. Any comments? Zotz.

  2. Why do we not have a commercial supporting the Pro Life movement? Do we not have free speach?If the gay people can have one about misusing the word gay,why can’t we? Along those lines, why is there not an uproar about misusing God’s name? Aren’t these issues more important?
    I was picturing a commercial where a mother abandones her child to a pack of wolves in order to save herself. I think that would compare to abortion very nicely. When else is it acceptable for a mother to chose her own life over her child’s? If we can show sex and violence on television, why not in a commercial, especially one on such an important issue?

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