Sunday, March 28, 2010

Repeal Roe v. Wade

I wrote earlier in these pages that the federal government was going to have a real problem if they expected me to allow my taxes to be spent on elective abortion. In the words of the president, the Hyde amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or endangerment of the mother, has been "settled law' in the United States for nearly four decades. Until now.

The progressive nature of the Obamacare legislation made no place for settled law, instead establishing a "lock-box" for supplemental premiums to insurance exchanges to be paid by non-federal funds. Right. And to provide further assurances, especially to the so-called "pro-life democrats", Mr. Obama agreed to promulgate an executive order, parroting the language of the Hyde Amendment, but without the force of law, and notwithstanding Stupak's Chamberlainesque histrionics with the draft document.

Well, I'm not buying their abortion fakeout. Since the Obamacare adherents can't see their way clear to obey the law, I have decided to mount a campaign to appeal Roe v. Wade. They clearly view the law as an impediment to their ambitions, except when they can use it as a club.

If they're going to play fast and loose with the law, I insist that the whole institution of abortion be torn down. If they didn't want me in the debate, they should have stayed out of my pockets. If they didn't want the voters of America to have a say, they should have kept it out of the courts and out of the halls of government.

If it is a private matter, as they say, why have they made it the purview of 300,000,000 Americans?

See the petition to repeal at

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty - especially for the most innocent and vulnerable among us.

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