Sunday, March 21, 2010

Presidential Executive Order to maintain abortion funding restrictions reportedly gets enough House votes to pass Health Care package

Text - Pending White House Executive Order on Health Care -

By email from the NY Times:

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Sun, March 21, 2010 -- 4:16 PM ET-----Anti-Abortion Democrats Pledge Support for Health Care Bill in House

House Democrats who had withheld support of the health care legislation because of abortion concerns said Sunday afternoon that they would back the bill, all but assuring that Democrats would have the 216 votes needed for passage. The White House and Congressional Democratic leaders announced the deal, and rank-and-file Democrats who had worried that the bill would somehow allow the use of federal money to pay for abortions or for insurance coverage of the procedure appeared at a news conference to say those concerns had been addressed


The Archer of the Forest said...

I can't believe congressional Democrats actually fell for that. There is absolutely nothing to prevent the President from repealing that executive order the minute after he signs the bill into law.

I need to go back and look at the law, but unless things have changed in the last 5 years, I don't think the President even has executive authority via executive order to veto spending measures. Nixon screwed that up for all subsequent presidents, and to the best of my knowledge, is no longer viable under current federal law because Congress brought the hammer down on that practice after Watergate.

TLF+ said...

Yeah, it's a time of chaos. The rules and precedents are all out the window until they get pulled back in and reinterpreted like divine edicts of some sort.

Good Friday's darkness at the cross is going to be more real and vivid to me given the state of the world, the nation and even the church. The powers of chaos are having their little moment, aren't they?

The Archer of the Forest said...

I had not really thought about it in terms of chaos, but more in terms of corruption and moral failure. But either way you get led to darkness.