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Monday, May 17, 2010

"Patty Murray's Chutzpah"

Unintended Consequences is a double edged sword points out WSJ Best of the Web Today:

""We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it," Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said, and the Associated Press reports on what abortion advocates are finding out:
Abortion opponents fought passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it's the law, they're using it to limit coverage by private insurers.

An obscure part of the law allows states to restrict abortion coverage by private plans operating in new insurance markets. Capitalizing on that language, abortion foes have succeeded in passing bans that, in some cases, go beyond federal statutes.

"We don't consider elective abortion to be health care, so we don't think it's a bad thing for fewer private insurance companies to cover it," said Mary Harned, attorney for Americans United for Life, a national organization that wrote a model law for the states.

Abortion rights supporters are dismayed.

"Implementation of this reform should be about increasing access to health care and increasing choices, not taking them away," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate leadership. "Health care reform is not an excuse to take rights away from women."
Which explains why Murray voted against ObamaCare.

Oh wait, she didn't? Nope! In fact, on Dec. 23, she cast the deciding vote in favor of cloture, a necessary procedural step. Without her vote, ObamaCare would not be the law today. For Murray to complain about it now reminds us of that old joke about the definition of chutzpah: when a man kills his parents, then pleads for mercy because his mother was denied the right to choose and forced to carry her killer to term. "

At least there is something good in Obamacare!



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