"Do you believe this?"
Happy Friday to you. Time to go to the Emails. I was asked, "Do you believe this? Harry Reid is Anti- Abortion, or I guess that would make him Pro-Life?"
Uh, no. No I do not believe this. I think that Reid and the rest of the Kooks, are starting to get scared to death about the fall out of them actually passing Obamacare. I think they would lie about anything to attempt to appease as many and get their agendas passed. They ARE liars. They really can not come out one hundred percent honestly about who and what they are. They DO have to lie about it.
They have been more open about it. Feeling emboldened by Obama winning. However, the more and more people wake up, the more and more they realize, there are not enough Kooks, and ignorant Voters to keep them in office. With 2010 just around the corner and a third of the Senate, including Harry Reid, and one hundred percent of the House up for reelection, they are forced to go back to lying about who they are and what they are trying to do.
I know some of you are going "What? Harry Reid Pro-Life? What? Where did that come from?" Well, here it is.
Harry Reid Responds to Critics of Abortion Funding in Senate Health Care Bill by Saying He Opposes Abortion Thursday, December 03, 2009 By Karen Schuberg
(CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), author of the Senate health-care bill that permits taxpayer dollars to go to insurance plans which cover abortion, responded to letters protesting the abortion funding in the bill with a letter of his own saying that he opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when there is a threat to the life of the mother.
A part of the letter Reid's office recently sent to critics objecting to the abortion funding in his bill reads: “Thank you for contacting me about health care reform and abortion. I appreciate hearing from you.”
“I noted your specific comments related to health care reform and abortion. I oppose abortion except in the cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at risk.”
“As the Senate Majority Leader and the senior senator from Nevada, I am committed to working to find common ground that brings our nation together while respecting both the views of those who differ as well as the values many of us hold deeply. Please know that as we move forward, I will keep your ideas and concerns in mind. It is my hope that we can make affordable, comprehensive health care coverage a reality for so many Americans who are currently struggling to pay their medical bills, and make ends meet.”
Reid’s health-care reform bill, which he released Nov. 18, allows the public option to include abortion coverage, permits federal subsidies to go to private insurance plans that cover abortion, and even mandates that the secretary of health and human services make certain that at least one insurance plan available in the insurance exchange where people will buy insurance with federal subsidies covers abortion. The abortion language in Reid's bill mirrors the abortion language that was in the House health care bill before it was superceded by an amendment sponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D.-Mich.) that prohibits any tax dollars from going to health insurance plans that cover abortion.
In an interview with CNSNews.com on Nov. 1, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said that Reid was aware of a pro-life amendment that Hatch has proposed adding to the bill, and that he believed Reid would “be on our side on this.” Hatch's Senate amendment mirrors Stupak's amendment in the House.
CNSNews.com: Have you spoken to Senate Majority Leader Reid about your amendment?
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): Yes, he knows about it, and I believe Harry Reid would be on our side on this.
Reid’s office did not respond to inquires from CNSNews.com about whether the majority leader supports the Hatch amendment and if he does--as his letter and Hatch’s response indicate--why Reid authored a bill that permits taxpayer funding of abortion.
Hatch’s amendment would prohibit federal dollars from funding abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother.
The amendment was defeated both in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (on a 12-11 vote) and in the Senate Finance Committee (13-10).
Copy of Letter Over Signature of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
November 26, 2009
Thank you for contacting me about health care reform and abortion. I appreciate hearing from you.
In America today, concerns about our health care system have been rightly brought to the forefront of the national consciousness. Many of us are familiar with the reports of 47 million uninsured Americans, escalating prescription drug prices, and declining health insurance benefits. Unfortunately, for too many across Nevada and the country, these facts and statistics are not anonymous findings removed from daily life. As a fellow Nevadan, and as the Senate Majority Leader, I know that millions are struggling with the reality of America's health care crisis.
Amid our health care crisis, however, I believe there are opportunities for members of Congress, the President and his Administration, the private sector, and other stakeholders to work together for the benefit of the American people. It is my hope that the solutions we develop and enact will ensure quality, affordable health care coverage for all Americans-regardless of their age, income, employment, or health status.
I noted your specific comments related to health care reform and abortion. I oppose abortion except in the cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at risk. As the Senate Majority Leader and the senior senator from Nevada, I am committed to working to find common ground that brings our nation together while respecting both the views of those who differ as well as the values many of us hold deeply. Please know that as we move forward, I will keep your ideas and concerns in mind. It is my hope that we can make affordable, comprehensive health coverage a reality for so many Americans who are currently struggling to pay their medical bills, and make ends meet.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Link: CNSNews.com - Harry Reid Responds to Critics of Abortion Funding in Senate Health Care Bill by Saying He Opposes Abortion
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I guess we will have to wait and see what will happen when this comes to a Vote. Will the Amendment be there? Will Reid back what he SAYS he is against? Do I believe this? No. I think he will say anything he has to.
Have a GREAT Weekend. See you Sunday.
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