On my travels through FaceBook today, I came across an astounding announcement over at the National ACLU site. It isn’t yet on their webpage. It said:
ACLU Nationwide: BREAKING: Obama shockingly adds abortion coverage ban to new insurance pools for women with pre-existing conditions. More soon.2 hours ago
Looking for any source, I found two.
Earned Media, a rightist site reported:
Administration Reiterates That No Federal Funds Will Be Used for Abortion
“Despite Claims by Republican Groups, High Risk Pools will not pay for Abortion”
Then there was NARAL:
Pro-Choice America Speaks Out!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2010
Statement on Obama Administration Policy Excluding Abortion Coverage from High-Risk Pools
[Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the Obama administration’s decision today to exclude abortion coverage from newly created high-risk pools wrongheaded and inexplicable….]
Bemusedly, I looked for any announcements from the White House, but there was only one up to the time of this blog, an Executive Order on March 24th.
Now I don’t know about you, but I thought it was pretty clear from the Order in March, even if you didn’t grasp all of the nuances of the Patient Protection and Affordable health Care Act, so recently in our memory, that existing conditions for women were never part of the final deal. That’s just one more reason the Act was so heinous for women. In March, over at the Confluence, people were having this kind of discussion about it.
RH Reality check had the best discussion of today’s debate HERE.
So, what is with these groups? Are they really so slow on the uptake? Or is something else going on? If Nancy (I don’t believe in abortion, but I run NARAL and spent big bucks to get Obama elected and drop kick Clinton) is screaming, it must be about something else? Koolaid withdrawals? The start of a new battle?
Hey what do I know, I’m just one of those low information working class voters, with dial-up. Someone out there in blog land, enlighten me.
No enlightenment thus far. Maybe it’s as mundane as basic “Velveteen Rabbit” legaleze. It’s not real until you rub it’s fur off and pull its eyes out, and the PA kurfluffle is a first test. If that’s the case why not present it like that instead of pretending it’s some new horribleness?