I guess Notre Dame was just too busy being star-struck stupid and heretical to decline their dance and romance with the devil: why not award sin when it reads so eloquently from teleprompters?
– Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor – May 7, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama’s new federal budget calls for taxpayer funded abortions in the nation’s capital. Although Obama has promised Americans he wants to reduce the number of abortions, one pro-life group says he is violating that promise by calling for taxpayer-financed abortions in the District of Columbia.
The budget Obama submitted to Congress urges the House and Senate to repeal a law sometimes called the Dornan amendment that has prevented tax-funded abortion in the District of Columbia for many years.
Congress, as authorized by the U.S. Constitution, holds complete legislative authority over the District of Columbia and, therefore, determines whether taxpayer dollars will be used to fund abortions for poor women there.
Although Congress has banned taxpayer-funded abortions in D.C. for years, the budget Obama released today, on Appendix page 1209 asks Congress to repeal the ban.
Douglas Johnson, the legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, told LifeNews.com on Thursday that the Obama budget makes it clear that the president has little interest in reducing abortions.
“Some wide-eyed journalists and various political shills for the Obama Administration continue to write fairy tales about how President Obama wants to pursue policies that would reduce abortions,” he said. “That is a political scam.”
“In reality, President Obama is pursuing a step-by-step strategy to expand access to abortion, and today’s step is to urge Congress to authorize the funding of abortion on demand in the nation’s capital, with funds appropriated by Congress,” he said.
Johnson said the Obama budget replaces the taxpayer funding ban and replaces it with a meaningless bookkeeping requirement that would apply only to funds specifically contributed for federal program purposes.
That will result in more abortions taking place in Washington. (Article continues.)