Thursday, October 27, 2011
Protect Life Act would patch the tires on Obamacare
Columnist Cal Thomas highlights House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's hysterical attack on the bipartisan Protect Life Act, which she and her radical abortion rights allies decried as a misogynist measure written so "that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene" ("To live or die 'on the floor', The Washington Examiner).
In reality, the Protect Life Act patches gaping holes in Obamacare left by abortion rights zealots who couldn't tolerate amendments that would have nudged the bill a bit closer to mainstream American principles. The bill remains consistent with the federal EMTALA law requiring healthcare facilities to stabilize any pregnant woman and her developing baby who arrive needing emergency care. The act extends to Obamacare existing federal provisions that prevent taxpayer dollars from subsidizing abortion and protect pro-life healthcare professionals and institutions from government discrimination for simply following life-affirming ethical standards.
The bill patches the Obamacare tires until a new Congress can overhaul the entire vehicle.